Exercises for the Elderly—Chair Yoga Decreases Pain and Could Improve Brain Function

Chair Yoga is just one of the excellent exercises for the elderly you can help your loved one do to stay healthy in mind and body

You know what they say about bodies at rest. . . beyond the adage, there may be a lot of truth in that statement. More and more scientific research is pointing to a direct link between physical fitness and longevity in older adults. In addition, multiple studies have shown that increasing physical activity can have […]

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Year Round Healthy Resolutions for Elderly Individuals

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The coming of the New Year is a great time for everyone to set healthy resolutions for themselves and elderly individuals should be no exception to that rule. By setting a few simple guidelines to live by elderly individuals can be happier and healthier year round. But it’s important for family caregivers to remember older […]

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Live Better, Live Longer: 5 Tips for Living with Diabetes

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Living with diabetes doesn’t have to be hard. Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in The United States. It’s estimated that just under 10% of the entire population—or about 29 million people—are living with diabetes. Over 25% of seniors 65 and older are struggling with the disease. However, new research shows that seniors with […]

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Obesity in Older Adults: January is National Weight Loss Awareness Month

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January is National Weight Awareness Month in The United States and while many of us don’t think about obesity in older adults, carrying around that excess weight can have a detrimental effect on seniors. Not only can it shorten their lifespan it can dramatically decrease their quality of life as well. But weight gain is […]

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Help Seniors Take Brain Health Into Their Own Hands

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One of the most significant changes people face as they age is a decline in brain health. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline related to physical, chemical, or hormonal changes can exact a serious toll on our ability to remember, perform routine activities, and even care for ourselves as we get older. However, many of […]

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Learn How to Fight High Cholesterol in Seniors During National Cholesterol Awareness Month

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High cholesterol in seniors presents a real health risk for aging individuals. With all the media focused on good and bad cholesterol in middle-aged Americans, it’s easy to forget that older individuals have to keep an eye on their lipid levels as well. In fact, the risk of having high cholesterol increases as we age, […]

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