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Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp Throughout the Years

Our cognitive abilities slow down as we age. Even though this progression is natural, it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. There are, however, ways that you can keep your mind sharp at any age. These brain stimulating activities will allow you to stave off the effects of aging and enjoy an agile…

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Arthritis and The Benefits of Physical Activity

Arthritis pain makes it hard to get motivated for exercise. However, getting those joints moving is one of the most effective ways to relieve pain naturally. This is because regular exercise provides a wealth of benefits that include strengthening the muscles and ligaments that surround your joints while increasing flexibility. When you struggle with symptoms…

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Mediterranean Diet and Your Mental Health

Depression is no laughing matter. 350 million people suffer from depression each year. What if there were a way to combat depression without the use of harsh antidepressants and medical treatments? Many scientists believe that simply changing your diet could help ease your depression and anxiety. The Mediterranean Diet has been consumed for centuries in…

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The Importance of Preventing Falls

Falls happen in a moment, but their impact can range from minor discomfort to deadly. In the U.S., falls cause more than 95 percent of hip fractures and up to 40 percent of traumatic brain injuries. Bone fractures account for about 70 percent of reported fall-related injuries. People often break wrists and arms as they…

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The Benefits of Exercise in Your Golden Years

Exercise is constantly being pushed as a way to develop better health. Yet seniors over the age of 65 and their caregivers sometimes worry about if exercise could do more harm than good. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, exercise is safe and beneficial for the majority of seniors. However, it should be…

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Eating Well as You Age

The older we get, the more diseases we encounter. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are among the many illnesses that plague seniors. There are several medications for the prevention and treatment of these illnesses, but they usually end up replacing the problem with a new problem. Medications Make You Sicker Every medication comes with a mile-long…

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Moderate Drinking May Give Health Benefits to Seniors

The golden years of later life tend to be accompanied by declining health. Any tactic for slowing the decline or even improving health is welcome news. Many researchers have long suspected that moderate drinking offers health benefits for seniors, and three interesting studies have advanced this notion. While heavy drinking has been associated with a host…

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Useful Physical Fitness Tips for Seniors

Physical fitness is important for your entire life. People of all ages should always do whatever they can to remain energetic and fit as a fiddle. If you’re committed to the idea of remaining strong, active and lively well into your golden years, there are many things you can do on a day-to-day basis. It…

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Seniors: How Much Sleep Do You Need?

As people move into their senior years, their sleep patterns start to change. This can result in a lack of sleep. Specifically, seniors experience a change in their circadian rhythm sometimes referred to as the body’s clock. They are prone to feeling sleepy early in the evening and wake up in the very early hours…

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The Dangers of Electric Fans to Seniors

Extreme heat and humidity can be dangerous for anyone, but elderly people are particularly susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Because older people do not sweat as much as younger people do in hot weather, their bodies lack the natural cooling effect that sweat produces. A new study found evidence that the lack of sweat that is…

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