Category Archives: Senior Health

brain health

‘Minding’ your business: Tips to boost your brain health

The heart and the brain – they’re the two most important organs in your body. And, while there’s myriad information available how to maximize the health of the former, the latter often gets overlooked. And that’s a shame because, as we age, we definitely need to pay attention to maintaining our cognitive health. Here are a few ways to help ensure that your brain remains working at its peak in your golden years: Limit your sugar intake Sugar causes inflammation in ...Read More

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

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

Lourdes McKeen

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

senior falls

Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Fall Prevention Education

Regardless of age, we should all be striving to find balance in our lives. Between work and play, socializing and solitude, and spending and saving. However, as we age, “balance” tends to have a different meaning. At some point, we must focus more on the literal definition of balance, which is the ability to remain upright and steady on your feet, and preventing falls in the elderly is something that is a top concern at Read More

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