The new year is upon us, and perhaps you’ve made some New Year’s Resolutions. For most, ‘health’ is on the list, though sometimes figuring out how to ‘get healthy’ isn’t as easy as making the list is. Normally, when you think about health, you think about food. At LifeFone, we have seven steps to a healthy New Year that aren’t related to food, but are just as important to your health.
Everyone experiences aches and pains. From a simple tooth ache to pain in the abdomen, there are some that shouldn’t be ignored. At LifeFone, we’ve compiled a list of five aches and pains which you should pay closer attention to. Every ache and pain should not put you on edge. A good rule of thumb when it comes to certain pains is the simple: ‘trust your gut’, and get medical help when necessary.
Often times at LifeFone we offer tips on exercise, eating more vegetables, and learning new things. You may wonder why? Is it really that important? Yes, it really is. All of these questions can be answered with one answer: To prevent vascular dementia. Vascular dementia is the second most common form of memory loss behind Alzheimer’s, and the symptoms often overlap.
There are many different reasons to look forward to the fall; the crisp autumn air, the glory of leaves changing colors, the sun still shining without the intense heat of summer days. With so many fall activities, you can easily fill up your days with them. At LifeFone, we have compiled a list of four fall activities for older adults.
In-home Doctor visits are making a comeback. Today, doctors are bringing back the old practice of visiting patients in their homes. With in-home doctor visits, you may no longer have to go through what could be the stress and difficulty of getting to the doctor’s office.
The act of standing may have similar benefits as walking – standing improves posture and circulation, increases metabolism, and gently tones muscles in the core and legs while burning calories. There has also been a lot of discussion on the negative impact of a sedentary lifestyle. Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time may be detrimental to our metabolism and cardiovascular health.
As an older adult, you’ve probably noticed more muscular aches and pains in your body. Not the kind caused by extreme medical conditions or health issues, but the self-inflicted simple things you used to be able to do that seem to now cause joint pain and muscle aches. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? No matter what caused it, you want it to stop. It is possible to get relief from minor aches and pains without a trip to the doctor. LifeFone offers four tips to relieve muscle soreness right at home.
Do you wake up feeling tired even though you should have had a good night’s sleep? You may be suffering from sleep apnea, a disorder that causes you to stop breathing multiple times throughout the night. According to the National Institutes of Health, these lapses in breath can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes.
Gone are the days of looking your age; 70 is the new 50 they say and nothing is more refreshing then seeing the confidence of the person looking back at you in the mirror. Looking at a vibrant and youthful reflection reminds you that age really is just a number. How exactly can you maintain that healthy glow? Below is a list of seven beauty tips for seniors to help reduce the signs of aging.