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Pets Help The Elderly Stay Active

As we age, we need to make some difficult decisions and one of those might be, should we get a dog to help keep us company and help protect the house? It’s a difficult decision for myriad reasons including: who will care for your pets if you can no longer age in place, do you have the strength and energy to house train a new puppy or does your lifestyle lend itself to bringing a dog into the home?

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Keep Your Back Healthy And Remain Active

As we age, one of the most harmful things we can do to ourselves is to become sedentary instead of remaining active. A quick way to “test” whether you need to get up and move more is the “chair test;” see if you can get out of a chair or off the couch with ease. If you find you struggle, you may need to get up and move around more.

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Keeping Joints Healthy As We Age

As we get older, a wide variety of problems and diseases can begin to strike our joints. Most of these are problems with the softer tissue that rests between our bones; as the tissue gets dry or disappears entirely, bones can start to rub against each other and cause issues like stiffness, swelling, pain, or tenderness.

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Secrets To A Great Night's Sleep

Not only is sleep a luxury, it is also a necessity because it's when we sleep that our bodies have time to repair and replenish and get us ready to face another day.

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Ways A Pet Can Help Seniors

Studies have shown that seniors who own a pet have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and are healthier overall compared to non-pet owners. A pet is more than just an animal that is kept around the house; it also serves as a loyal and nonjudgmental companion for seniors who live alone.

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Safe Food Storage Methods For Seniors

It is important for seniors to practice safe food storage methods to preserve food freshness and prevent it from spoiling. Food that has spoiled is filled with bacteria and other microorganisms that cause the food to emit an odor or give off a slimy texture. While not all spoiled food is harmful, seniors are at a greater risk of developing illness from eating food that is well beyond its expiration date. For them, it is even more pivotal that they practice safe food storage habits.

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Avoid Malnutrition In The Elderly With These Helpful Tips

Malnutrition, or malnourishment, is a serious condition that aging individuals can face. Problems with joints, teeth, or the digestive system can make it difficult to obtain all of the nutrients that a body needs in order to function at peak efficiency, and the lack of nourishment that results is only going to make the problems worse over time. Fortunately, however, there are a number of easy ways to avoid malnutrition.

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Get Moving To Stay Healthy

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention only 20 percent of U.S. adults get the recommended amounts of both of aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise.

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Exercise At Home To Keep The Elderly Safe

Regular physical activity can improve the quality of life as our loved ones age. It has been proven time after time that exercise keeps our body, mind, and heart strong.

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Preventing Osteoporosis As We Age

Osteoporosis as described by Wikipedia is a disease of bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis, the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture deteriorates, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone are altered.

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