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Health and Fitness Trends

The Latest Health and Fitness Trends

Every year, health and fitness trends evolve. The more new information researchers get, the more likely they are to find out what works effectively and what doesn’t. For some folks, it’s a back-to-the-basics way of approaching their health: simple bodyweight exercises (pushups, pullups, dips, etc.); natural raw foods (vegetables, fruits, lean meats); plenty of quality rest. For other folks, it’s all about the newfangled: high-tech gadgets; anti-gravity training; smartphone apps. With...Read More

feet

Put your best foot forward – by keeping them healthy!

Oh, the stress we put daily on our feet! Every step we take creates several hundred pounds of force on the tiniest bones in our body. In a typical day, the average, active 130-pound person absorbs up to 1.5 million pounds of “step-force” in a day. Multiply that over a year … and then over a lifetime … and, well, it’s easy to see understand why folks so often complain about their aching feet. But we’re not here to complain. No, we’re here to help – as in, help you maintain the health of ...Read More

Driving

SENIOR SAFETY: Driving tips

Driving is one of many daily tasks that most of us take for granted. However, as we age, it’s important to recognize that many factors which affect our ability to operate a vehicle change – unfortunately, for the worse. Being mindful of these changes is crucial because driving a vehicle when we are no longer able to safely do so is extremely dangerous. Another reason to focus to focus on these factors is that there are steps we can all take along the way to help preserve the necessary skil...Read More

Healthy Snacks

EATING HEALTHY: 5 Snack options for seniors

Eating healthy  is always a good idea, regardless of age. However, it becomes increasingly important for seniors who, most likely, have limited mobility and slower metabolisms. Another factor to consider is that seniors tend to have lesser appetites. On the surface, this may sound like a good problem to have. While it’s true that we should eat in moderation and monitor our caloric intakes, it’s also important to be sure we’re getting the necessary amount of proper nutrients, vitamins, etc....Read More

So, you’re aging! Don’t let your hair give you away.

So, you’re aging! Don’t let your hair give you away.

We all love our hair, especially when it’s full and shiny and rich with color. Unfortunately, as we age, turning gray is just one of the many changes our hair will go through. You can also expect changes in thickness, texture and growth - or lack of. There are many products that make claims to counteract the effects of age on your hair. Haircare products can be expensive, so do your research before your bathroo...Read More

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Take these steps to ensure the health of your feet

Take these steps to ensure the health of your feet

As we age, we don’t need to be reminded to take care of such important aspects of our health as, say, eye care, heart care, hearing tests and cancer screenings, to name just a few. But all too often, routine foot care can be overlooked – unless, and until, that is, they start giving us problems. Maintaining healthy feet is incredibly important – especially as we age. After all, they are LITERALLY the foundations for everything...Read More

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