Use it or lose it. This is the word from doctors recently when talking to older Americans about their bodies. The good news is, this doesn’t mean signing up for 10K races, high-impact aerobics, or heavy weight training. Instead, walking benefits them by keeping them physically strong and agile. Adding a simple 35-minute walk a day is all it takes.
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Older people have special health care needs and considerations. As people age, their bodies and minds may start to decline, and they may become less energetic and mobile and start to have health problems. They may take medications and need more medical attention. In addition, the elderly tends to have more chronic and potentially life-threatening conditions, such as diabetes, heart problems or cancer, and are more vulnerable to infection, adverse weather conditions and other stresses.
Here’s the reality of getting older – you have less time than ever before to make your life the best it can possibly be. That isn’t meant to sound negative, exactly the opposite. Think of it as a call to action. It’s time to take charge, face your fears, protect your health, and leave a legacy. Think about it this way – what are some of the things you do not want to regret when you look back over the course of 80 or 90 years? Here’s a list of 5 regrets not to have:
How is your relationship with your doctor? Do you feel like he or she listens, understands, and treats you respectfully? Or, do you feel that you and your doctor are out of sync; maybe the time has come that you should re-examine your relationship with your doctor. Whether or not you are happy with your doctor there are five reasons to change doctors.
Nobody enjoys catching a cold or coming down with the flu. The symptoms are miserable and an illness usually means that the patient has to miss work or school as a result. But there are steps that you can take to protect yourself naturally from cold and flu germs throughout the year so you can stay healthy and on top of your game.
Yes, there is such a thing! On Sunday, July 21st, the nation can celebrate National Ice Cream Day 2019. President Reagan designated the month of July for National Ice Cream Month, with an emphasis on the third Sunday, being the ‘big day’. With the heat wave that is engulfing the nation, what better way to stay cool than eating foods that are lighter, and well, cooler?
Being a caregiver, it comes with the territory that you are more focused on putting someone else's health before your own. Neglecting your own health, however, is never a good idea. Even if you feel entirely healthy, you should not forgo participating in regular check-ups for potential problems.
In our busy world, it's a challenge to find time with your family. Stress can eat at everyone and sap the happiness right out of you! However, research shows that happier kids are more likely to become successful adults so we want to share a few tips on keeping your family and your children energized, positive and with a happier spin in their step!
According to statistics, around 13% of the United States population is made up of seniors. If you put it into numbers, that will be 43 million seniors and that number is growing every year. The baby boomer generation will be the next to reach the senior stage. Around 76 million baby boomers living in the US are not yet classified as seniors. It is important that they should be more aware of the many aspects of senior care.