Diabetes mellitus refers to having excess glucose (blood sugar) in your blood stream. While glucose is important, it acts as fuel for your muscles, tissues, and your brain, too much glucose can lead to serious health issues. High blood sugar is the result of your body not properly processing glucose. Diabetes is a generic term for […]
Flu Vaccine Facts for Seniors
Aches, pains, fever, stuffy nose and fatigue are symptoms with which we are all familiar. Flu season is coming. After the age of 65, you aren’t more susceptible to flu, contrary to popular opinion. You are, however, far more likely to experience complications. Tens of thousands of seniors are hospitalized and influenza is the trigger. […]
Welcome to Alive65
Every year millions reach traditional retirement age. However, thanks to advancements in medicine, education, and society as a whole, retirement age is just the beginning of the most enjoyable time of life. It’s in this spirit that we created Alive65, Health and Wellness for Seniors. Here’s to your health… As we age often the determining […]
Four Types of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss certainly isn’t uncommon, but understanding the different types of hearing loss is important. The way hearing loss presents itself can be an indicator of the cause as well as the likelihood of restoring hearing. Four ways hearing loss can occur: Trouble hearing conversations in a noisy environment Feeling of fullness in your ears […]
Seniors and Self Driving Cars
If you’re 65 years old this year, you witnessed nearly the complete evolution of the automobile in the United States. In the 1950’s automobiles became affordable for the average family and a number of vehicles grew exponentially. Safety advancements have included windshield safety glass, seat-belts, crush zones and airbags. Today’s automobiles are remarkably safe. Vehicles […]
How Much Sleep Do You Need?
The National Sleep Foundation has issued new recommendations for adults over the age of 65. Seniors need less sleep, but how much is recommended, how much is acceptable, and how much is too little or too much?
Most Important Vitamins for Seniors
In an article published by U.S. News & World Report, A recent study of older women suggests multivitamins may not be as helpful as people think. In the study, researchers found an increased risk of death in older women taking several commonly used vitamin and mineral supplements. Although these findings may seem troubling, you should not […]
Five Reasons Why Stretching Is Important
There are several benefits to getting started on a stretching program: Improves Muscle Development – If you are working out with weights, being flexible enables you to move through the full range of muscle movement. Stretching increase the range of motion for someone lifting weights while they”re doing it, it also helps to increase range […]