National Senior Health and Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults and is celebrated on the last Wednesday in May. This year, the date is May 31st and the theme is “With Movement, There’s Improvement!”. Older adults—regardless of age—are encouraged to participate in NSHFD events being held at more […]
The cold weather is among us and it is especially important for seniors to plan and prepare for the winter months ahead. Some typical hazards that can happen in the winter months include falling on the ice and catching a cold or the influenza virus. Using common sense and being cautious can help prevent these […]
Five tips to keep your brain healthy, improve memory and mental performance. People over 65 can benefit greatly from daily exercise and quality sleep.
“Physical inactivity is the fourth-leading cause of global mortality from non-communicable diseases behind high blood pressure, smoking, and high glucose levels.” ~ World Health Organization. Here is a practical guide with tips for maintaining physical activity regardless of age.
Recently I met with a nurse that came to my home compliments of my Medicare supplemental health care provider. I was told this visit would cost me nothing and was to be an overview of my present health care, prescriptions, etc. Have you done this? The nurse was surprised at the fact I have never had […]
Age-related illnesses can be a worrisome inevitability for most in their later years. But with all the threats of cancer, stroke, memory and mobility-impairing diseases out there, it’s important to keep in mind that the #1 killer of both men and women is heart disease. And the leading factor in many cases of heart disease […]
Staying fit in your golden years doesn’t have to be a pain or painful. As you age it’s vitally important to your mental health and immune system to keep your body in good shape. Bone density and muscle mass decrease at increasing rates every year after about 40, and both can be helped with regular […]
Losing weight after 65 is difficult, but it can be done. Making good food choices and being active is how to begin. Here are five specific tips to push you toward a healthier diet.
From the eyes of a son, a mother goes through the pain of a diagnosis of Osteoarthritis and knee replacement surgeries.
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 […]