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Health Tips

Dealing With Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are nothing new for many menopausal women, but that doesn’t mean they are easy to deal with. In fact, in some cases, they are downright uncomfortable and when you add the outdoor summer heat or mid-winter indoor heat into the mix you might just want to curl up in front of the air conditioner or bathe in a tub of ice.

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The Importance Of Healthy Eating For Seniors

Healthy eating and healthy living go hand in hand and they are two crucial aspects of a long life for seniors. As a caregiver, you may need to be more involved in what your aging loved ones are eating. It is much easier to eat quick-to-heat, processed foods than it is to cook healthy meals, but the health benefits far outweigh the ease of preparation.

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Making Sense Of Food Labels

You know you should avoid trans fats. You understand that food that is high in sodium, sugar and low in fiber is something that you should try to strike from your diet, but how can you make sense of it all?

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Getting Back To Nature Could Enhance Your Life

Do you ever take note of how great you feel when you can look at a babbling brook, or get a whiff of fresh outdoor air during the course of a workday? The reason for this could be that simply being out in nature enhances your mood and could possibly enhance your life.

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Shingles: Are You At Risk?

Many of us had chicken pox when we were young. We may remember our parents letting us soak in a bathtub or putting calamine lotion on our skin to help relieve the itching. It was a childhood illness that might have kept you out of school for a week, but then it went away and you carried on. Today, though, having had chickenpox means that we, as adults, are at a higher risk for developing shingles. In fact, the CDC notes that one out of every three Americans will be stricken.

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The Benefits Of Green Tea

It might be a rare occasion when you sit down and enjoy a cup of tea, but the benefits of green tea – and frankly any other tea – might make you just decide to brew up a cup. Did you know that green tea can help you relax and de-stress? It’s not that tea is the cure-all for everything, but when you’re overwhelmed tea could benefit your heart and lower your blood pressure.

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Healthy Summer Snacks For The Elderly (and Everyone!)

As a caregiver, your plate is full with so many tasks and items you have to keep track of for your aging loved ones. It’s likely that one of those tasks is making certain they not only eat, but that they are eating healthy foods. What can you do to assure they’re eating healthy when you’re not there to share a meal with them? There are some simple steps you can take to make it easier for them to have healthy meals and snacks while making it easier on yourself. (Before you make any changes to their diets, you should check with their doctor to make sure it’s all right for them to make a change. )
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Get A Hug A Day For The Health Of It

It doesn’t matter what our age is, physical contact with a loved one can make our day and can keep our health and attitude in good condition! A full body hug from your children brings not only a smile to your face, but it can help ease depression, anxiety, stress, disease and especially loneliness. When you hug your children and grandchildren, pull them close so your hearts are pressing together and enjoy the closeness.
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Daily Exercises For Seniors

Daily exercise is crucial to living a long, healthy lifestyle. If you’re a caregiver and wondering what the best exercises for your aging seniors are, here is a list of four exercises that can be done every day from home. These activities are easy to remember and will help keep your loved ones steady on their feet for years to come!

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Look To Your Body For Clues To Your Health

Your hands, eyes and even the way you walk can tell your doctor a lot about your overall health, without even taking your blood pressure, getting your weight or drawing blood!

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