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Senior Health Tips

Five Reasons Seniors Have Different Nutritional Needs
Posted on March 18th, 2016

It's no secret that our bodies change as we age. But some changes are less apparent and call for extra attention to ensure that we give our body what it needs to stay healthy. Seniors have different nutritional needs than children, teens and even middle-aged adults, and addressing these differences may help older adults increase... Read More

Healthy Shopping Tips
Posted on March 15th, 2016

With your shopping list in hand, and a full stomach to fend off any tempting impulse buys, you head to the grocery store. But with supermarkets carrying an average of over 42,000 items, according to the Food Marketing Institute, it's not always easy to make healthy choices in line with today's dietary guidelines. Read More

Can Music Improve Your Health? Studies Say Yes!
Posted on March 8th, 2016

Turns out that listening to music may stimulate more health benefits than you may have realized! In addition to being a great motivator during exercise, studies show that music may have a positive impact on your health and well-being in a variety of ways, including better sleep, reduced anxiety and depression, and improved immune functioning. These benefits, along with pain reduction and assistance with memory loss, are important to note for people of all ages, but especially for seniors... Read More

Nutritional Trends for a Healthy 2016
Posted on March 2nd, 2016

Most trends come and go, including those involving diet and nutrition. Sometimes they stick around and grow in popularity like gluten-free foods, or sometimes they only last a year or two. Remember the sudden rise of kale and the movement to spiralize veggies? Each year, a new list of nutrition trends is introduced, and with March being National Nutrition Month, now's the perfect time to look at this year's contenders to see if they fit into your healthy eating plan. Read More

Relax Your Mind on No Brainer Day
Posted on February 26th, 2016

Some holidays can be stressful. But not this one! No Brainer Day is observed on February 27 and provides the perfect excuse for a day of relaxation, mental rest and maybe even a little laziness. Created in 1995 in the United States by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, No Brainer Day aims to remind us to stop over analyzing things and to take a break from modern-day stresses, without feeling guilty. So go ahead and take it easy with some simple, mindless activities that require little thinking... Read More

Benefits of Drinking Tea
Posted on February 23rd, 2016

There are hot tea drinkers and iced tea drinkers, and those who switch based on the weather. Any way you like it, tea has been around for centuries, and other than water, is the world's most consumed drink. Tea has been widely studied for its health benefits and is a great calorie-free drink option if you don't add milk or sweeteners like sugar or honey. Read More

Stay Active for a Healthy Heart
Posted on February 12th, 2016

Finding the time and energy to squeeze physical activity into your day isn't always easy. But thinking about the health benefits of keeping active and considering some simple exercises that can fit into your daily routine may just give you the boost you need to get moving. Read More

Controlling Your Blood Pressure
Posted on February 5th, 2016

We all know that high blood pressure is a bad thing. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. More than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure, sometimes referred to as hypertension. Of that group, 16 million are receiving treatment, but their blood pressure still remains too high. Read More

Heart-Healthy Snacks
Posted on February 3rd, 2016

February is American Heart Month, and what better way to kick it off than with some heart-healthy snacks. Your heart works hard for you each and every day. Show it how much you care with some antioxidant-filled, cholesterol-lowering treats! Read More

Bathing as a Sleep Aid
Posted on December 27th, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) report that "Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint of any age." Unfortunately, insomnia does affect more than half of all adults age 60 and older. Studies have proven that a hot bath before bed can help a body adjust to sleep mode, beating insomnia and helping an individual enjoy a more restful sleep. Read More

Staying Fit Despite Limited Mobility
Posted on September 25th, 2015

Even with limited mobility, you can still be active and stay fit while enjoying a variety of exercise options. Regular physical activity offers numerous health benefits plus it can be fun and even social. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), "Being physically active can also help you stay strong and fit enough to keep doing the things you like to do as you get older." Read More

DIY Healthy Relaxing Bath Additives
Posted on September 22nd, 2015

A bath can be so much more than just a method for keeping clean. For centuries, bathing has been used to soothe sore muscles, relieve tension and luxuriate in aromas released by various additives. Look to your pantry for natural ingredients to create easy, affordable and healthy DIY bath additives that can be used in handicapped bathtubs or even your jetted tub. Read More