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 »

Enjoying the Hot, Summer Weather Safely

Summer is a beautiful time of year. Everything is green, the sun is shining, and the weather is beautiful…. most of the time. For seniors, however, summer weather can also bring special health concerns. But don’t worry! There is no reason seniors can’t enjoy the fabulous weather summer has to offer! Here are seven tips to ensure a happy and healthy summer season. 1. Don’t get too hot. Everyone should be sure to not get overheated. Being outside for even shorts amount of time when it is very hot can […] 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 »