How to Eat Healthy this Summer

In addition to great weather, summer also brings healthy eating options, such as lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. However, summer parties and barbecues also bring tempting poor food choices. So what can you do keep a healthy diet this summer? Or make sure your loved ones keep a healthy diet? For starters, remember the most important thing to put in your body this summer is water! In fact, many medical professionals advise people to drink half of your weight, in ounces, of water per day. So if you weigh […] Read Full Article »

Asthma Symptoms in Warmer Months

Asthma can affect people of all ages. In fact, 1 in 12 people in the United States are diagnosed with asthma. The most important thing that you can do for asthma is manage its symptoms, which sometimes increase in the warmer spring and summer months. Here are some tips to help keep asthma symptoms under control during this time. Clean often. Vacuuming and dusting regularly can help ease asthma symptoms. This is because pollen can collect within dust, so keeping your home as dust-free as possible can help reduce your […] Read Full Article »

How to Reduce Falls when you’re a Senior

Did you know that one in three senior citizens experience a fall each year? Falls can occur for many different reasons. Perhaps it’s icy and slippery outside. Or maybe there is something in a person’s walkway that causes them to trip. Another cause of a fall could be declining vision or balance issues. However, no matter what the cause, the result can be the same – a hip fracture, head trauma, or worse. There are many simple things you can do to decrease the chance of a fall. For starters, […] Read Full Article »

Natural Ways to Reduce Pain

Many things can cause lingering pain – from certain diseases or injuries, or recovering from surgery and more. And in some cases, the only thing you can do is look for the best ways to make yourself more comfortable. Pain management among seniors is a special concern. In fact, more than 50 percent of seniors report having pain, and 75 percent of them report having pain in multiple locations, according to the National Institute of Health. Luckily, there are several ways pain be alleviated or reduced. While medications are available, […] Read Full Article »

Increasing Activity During Spring Season

You may be looking for some unique ways to welcome the Spring season. This is the perfect time to add new activities to your schedule. Here are some ideas on how to enjoy the season without adding unwanted stress to your body! Gardening Gardening is the perfect Spring activity. It is relaxing, nonstrenuous, and is a great way to enjoy the gorgeous weather. Gardening can also be rewarding as you watch your plants and flowers grow and bloom over the coming weeks and months. Taking a Walk Taking a slow […] Read Full Article »

Spring is the Perfect Time to Renew your Health

It’s officially Spring! The weather is beautiful and flowers are blooming. It’s the perfect time to create a renewed sense of health and well-being! There are many ways to take advantage of Spring when it comes to improving your health. Here are some great tips to help inspire you: Eat Healthier. Along with great weather, Spring also brings great produce! This season welcomes lovely fruits and vegetables that we haven’t been able to enjoy during the Winter season, especially if you try to eat according to the seasons. Be Careful […] Read Full Article »

Daylight Savings Time Brings Special Concerns for Seniors

Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time is tough for all of us, but for seniors the change of time can be even more challenging. The main issues that can be affected by Daylight Saving Time are getting to sleep at your usual time, and waking up in the middle of the night. Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone, therefore, if you don’t sleep enough at night, you may face other difficulties during the day. Such as changes in your appetite, nausea or stomach distress, tiredness throughout the day, […] Read Full Article »

Don’t Forget about the Caregiver!

When someone is sick or aging, family and friends usually express concern over their loved one. This is a common reaction, especially when someone you care about is ill. However, it is also important to remember that the caregiver (who is likely another family member or friend) may also need help during this difficult time. Caregivers are sometimes forgotten while people, understandably, usually have their thoughts on the patient. A caregiver’s life is impacted by their role of dedicating their life to caring for their loved one. While it can […] Read Full Article »

Easy Exercises any Senior Can Do

Are you trying to stay healthy as a senior? Many seniors are concerned that exercising might hurt or injure them, but if done correctly can be very beneficial. Exercising, even as a senior, can help you lead a healthy lifestyle and prevent joint damage and other issues as you age. Always consult your personal physician before starting an exercise program and be aware of and work within your limitations. The key is knowing the right exercises and doing them correctly and in proper form. With the proper exercises and form, […] Read Full Article »

Glaucoma in Senior Citizens


Do you or your senior loved one experience pressure in their eyes or feel as if there is a fluid that has built up? Do you have eye pain or blurred vision? If so, you or your loved one may be experiencing signs of glaucoma, which is a medical condition that causes damage to the optic nerve. In essence, glaucoma is a broad term used to describe a myriad of situations that occur once the optic nerve has been impaired. In some cases, this can lead to vision loss. To […] Read Full Article »