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.
A couple of important things you can do to remain healthy, mobile and independent is to exercise regularly, and make smart food choices. At LifeFone, your health and safety is our number one priority. Choosing a healthy diet and exercise plan will help keep you in top shape, and feeling younger.
The numbers are staggering. The cost of not taking medications is on the rise. There is an out-of-control epidemic in the United States that costs more and affects more people than any disease Americans currently worry about. It’s called nonadherence to prescribed medications, and it is — potentially, at least — 100 percent preventable by the very individuals it afflicts.
Loneliness is something that many seniors in our society face. The loss of a spouse, immediate family moving away and loss of friends leads to loneliness and isolation. Loneliness can also lead to depression, but did you know it can also lead to heart disease? As our parents age, it's important that we talk with them and find ways to encourage them remain engaged and involved as a way to stave off loneliness.
With all this talk about cholesterol, one would think we would know what we are talking about. But if you stop the average person on the street and ask: “What is cholesterol?” … most people would fumble over their definition like a first time dancer attempting to do the tango. It may surprise you to know that cholesterol isn’t bad in and of itself unless it begins to form plaque between the layers of your arteries. Then there are issues.
As we age, the fear of dementia or developing Alzheimer’s Disease is very real. Statistics show that “as many as five million Americans, age 65 and older, may have Alzheimer’s and it’s estimated that number will double for every five year interval beyond age 65.” Alzheimer’s is the most commonly thought of form of dementia, but there are other forms.
If you’re a caregiver, chances are you are taking care of aging or elderly loved ones, helping them monitor their medications and making note of any changes in their physical or mental health. One of the changes you need to be aware of is the potential for developing diabetes as this is a very real possibility as we age.
We live in a world where many of us are now connected to wrist bracelets that tell us how many steps we have taken and how much exercise we are getting. There are exercise classes and 24 hour gyms and marathons to run and we are literally bombarded by the importance of exercising. Few of us recognize however regular stretching is just as important as regular exercise! Let’s look at some of the benefits: