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Weight Bearing Exercise Good For Health

It should come as no surprise that exercising is just plain good for our health – no matter what our age. As we get older though, exercise is more important for a variety of reasons that include:

  • Staying active will help keep your weight down and that will make you healthier
  • Being active will help with balance issues
  • Weight bearing exercises might stave off the effects of osteoporosis

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Why Am I So Tired?

Don’t you miss those days when you could “sleep like a baby?” Do you look at your pets with envy the way they curl up on the couch and nod off in less than a minute? If you’re a caregiver you need to do what you can to get a great night’s sleep so that you can perform at your best at work, with your family and with your aging loved ones.

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Why Can’t I Sleep?

Aging and lifestyle could play a part in the inability to sleep as fully or as deeply as we did when we were younger. There are close to 50 million Americans who say they cannot fall, or stay, asleep so you are not alone.

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Stop Sitting So Much: Movement Is Good

Leading a sedentary lifestyle has long been known to cause health issues. As we age, the less we move, the harder it is for us to keep our balance and that can make us prone to trip and fall accidents. A fall in those aged 65 and older is one of the major reasons that individuals end up in emergency rooms, nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

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Monitoring Your Aging Loved Ones Diet

As we age, food that once was a staple in our lives become less agreeable with our bodies. This is common as the changes that happen as we get older actually affect how our bodies process the foods we eat. As our metabolism slows down, the amount of calories and types of food we eat to maintain a healthy diet must change as well. What was once a great meal in your younger days may now be harder to digest and end up slowing you down and add to your weight.

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Superfoods That Can Help Lower Cholesterol

Caregiving can sometimes feel like a full time job, in addition to your “other” full time job and raising a family. Along with all of the tasks involved in caring for an aging loved one, caregivers tend to neglect their own health and in many cases rely on fast food or processed foods.

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Healthcare And Robotics: A Future Trend?

In television and movies, robots take on almost-human characteristics to care for their charges or help out around the house (think Rosie the robot from the Jetsons) and you may wonder how far off in the future is a technology that can help out around the house and perhaps even help provide healthcare for our loved ones. The answer is: Perhaps not that far off or unrealistic a notion.

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Health And Indoor Air Temperature Issues For Seniors

If you’re looking out the window and see the ground covered in snow and more coming down, you know that you won’t be opening your windows for fresh air any time soon.

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Attitude Is Everything: Cultivate Gratitude

Chances are you’ve heard that attitude is everything. This becomes evident when you understand the science behind the idea that gratitude can help individuals enjoy better physical and mental health. Many of us think about “counting our blessings” at the holidays or after a health scare, but cultivating gratitude on a daily basis can help you in many different ways.

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Diabetes and Aging in Place

Anyone suffering with diabetes knows the importance of keeping blood sugar levels under control to prevent long-term complications such as kidney damage or cardiovascular disease. When improperly managed, however, patients can experience complications leading to serious health issues. There are many signs and symptoms to indicate that a person may not be managing their diabetes appropriately and are at risk for hypoglycemia.

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