Aquatic exercises are beneficial for people of all ages, and are particularly good for older adults because exercising in water has little impact on the joints. In water, the weight of the body can be reduced by up to 90% depending on the water’s depth, which makes swimming and other types of aquatic exercises ideal for those with age-related hip, knee or shoulder issues or arthritis. Of course, the benefits of exercising in the pool extend beyond being good for our joints.… Read More
What helps seniors strengthen their bones, improve circulation, improve mood and may even reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s? Hint: It’s not a prescription drug and it doesn’t cost a dime.… Read More
When it comes to aging, some memory loss can come with the territory. It’s normal for older adults to miss a monthly payment, forget to turn out the lights, or occasionally lose their keys. But when it becomes difficult to remember the date of an important event, a cherished family recipe, or if you or a loved one has had trouble remembering common words, it’s time to seek medical attention.
For older adults, getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis can be challenging. Lower melatonin levels, anxiety about aging, medications, and age-related health conditions like sleep apnea can cause seniors to have difficulties sleeping. In fact, according to a National Sleep Foundation study, 44% of older adults will experience insomnia at least a few nights a week or more. Many sleep experts believe seniors need at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep every night, while others think they need as many hours as young adults: about 8 or nine hours a night. All experts agree, however, that getting a good night’s sleep is equally as important for seniors as maintaining a healthy diet and exercise. … Read More
The colder months can pose challenges for older adults when it comes to healthy eating when cold weather and dangerous snowy roads can mean less trips to the grocery store for fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s easy to get our required daily dose of fresh produce in the summer when delicious tomatoes and peaches are in season, but it’s equally important to eat fresh in the winter months.