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.
In the recent headlines, we are seeing inspirational senior citizens who have completed marathons, graduated from college, raced in NASCAR, surf, and much more. Senior citizens are having quite a moment, or perhaps, movement is the better word. The U.S. population is getting older, with the average life expectancy of 76 for men, and 81 for women. Many of today’s seniors aren’t content to sit still and age quietly, nor should they be.
When you wake up in the morning do you count the hours until you can go back to bed? If that's the case, then chances are you are not getting a good enough sleep at night. As we age, aches and pains and even worries of the day can cause us to toss and turn.
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.
January can be such a long month. The Holiday season has ended, and January can be a hard month for so many. Spending time together once a week is a great way to break up the long, cold weeks, especially if you live in the colder climates and sharing Sunday Supper together is to be celebrated this month!
Getting older is a conundrum! At least to some of us. We look around and we see healthy active 90 year olds with sharp minds. Then we turn our head and see 60 year olds with early signs of dementia and numerous bodily health concerns. And then there is everyone else somewhere on the scale of those opposites. For years, we have known the importance of exercise and how it impacts our health and agility. Exercise increases your heart rate which pumps more oxygen into your body which releases a whole variety of good hormones that make our body healthier. The good news is, those same good hormones from oxygen increase go to your brain as well. And that stimulates the growth of new brain cells. And seriously, there is no conundrum whether new brain cells are good. So exercise! But let’s take a minute to explore the strategies for achieving this worthy goal.
Many of us spent a lifetime in one or two careers and became quite good at what we did. The stress was sometimes a bit much, the pay was not always the best (we all wanted MORE) and the hours were long with little vacation time or escape. Weekends went too fast and despite all that, it was good for the most part. Now, in retirement we have all this time we always wanted yet we are not always sure what to do.