Exercise is a Good Thing If you have osteoarthritis (OA), you may be thinking that exercise would harm your joints and cause more pain. This is not true. Research has shown that people can and should exercise when they have osteoarthritis. Exercise is the best and most effective non-drug treatment for pain reduction and improved […]
If The Shoe Fits… Wearing comfortable shoes that fit prevent many ailments of the feet. Get a proper fit by considering these tips! Feet change and grow larger with age, so always have your feet measured when buying shoes. The best time of the day to measure your feet is at the end of the […]
Nutrition What’s Important to Know About Nutrition if You’re a Senior As we age, our metabolism slows down. As a result we need fewer calories. Because we need fewer calories, it’s important that the calories we take in, are from nutrient-rich foods. Nutrition is important for proper function of the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems. Proper […]
Six Steps to a Healthy Heart As we get older, heart health issues emerge. We may develop high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Work with your health professional to keep these heart health problems under control. No matter what your age, it’s never too late to start living a healthy lifestyle and getting your heart disease […]
Do you have good balance? Balance is often negatively affected because seniors lose feeling in their feet due to arthritis, diabetes, poor circulation or complications from a stroke. Some medications have side effects that impact balance. In addition, mild dementia also causes balance problems. So, what can you do? Proper exercise builds strength and improves […]
Trouble Sleeping? As we get older, changes to sleeping patterns are a part of the normal aging process. Many older adults report being less satisfied with their quality of sleep and find themselves more tired throughout the day. For older adults, a good night’s sleep is important because it improves concentration and memory function and allows […]
Take the Challenge It’s a challenge at the holidays to make healthy food choices when so many delicious, rich foods are being served. Remember, the holidays are a time for family and fun. Don’t focus just on food. Offer to bring your favorite diabetes-friendly dish to the dinner. The hostess will appreciate that. Drink in […]
October News: A Lack of Vitamin D May Contribute to Osteoporosis, Muscle Weakness, Hip Fractures, and Other Problems
Vitamin D and Seniors A lack of Vitamin D may contribute to osteoporosis, muscle weakness, hip fractures, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and overall poor health for seniors. But not many foods contain Vitamin D. The best food sources of Vitamin D are cod liver oil, salmon, mackerel, tuna, beef liver cheese and egg yolks. […]
The Flu Bug is Coming Getting the flu can be a big problem, especially for seniors whose immune system may be weaker due to age. That is why people, 65 years and older, are more susceptible to the flu. Flu symptoms like fever or feverish feeling, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, […]
Are You Hot? Heat-related Concerns Wow! It’s Hot! A healthy body temperature is maintained by sweating. Older adults do not sweat easily and usually have other health conditions that affect their ability to lose heat. This is why older adults are high at risk for heat-related illnesses such as: […]
Outpatient TherapyHow do I schedule appointments? After obtaining a referral from the doctor, a client or…
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