We’ve probably all heard the expression, “If you don’t use it, you will lose it.” There is a lot of truth in that, so staying physically and mentally active and exercising regularly is important. But what about after retirement? Continue reading
In psychology, stress is the feeling of strain or pressure. In biology, stress is the body’s method of reacting to a challenge. In everyday life, however, stress is simply anything that saps you of your energy, mood or just plain makes life hard. Stress is linked to a myriad of health concerns and causes everyone, at one point or another, to feel some sort of inner struggle. Stress is natural and manageable, but needs to be properly understood in order to deal with. So how does stress affect your life?
We all know the importance of a good diet and exercise. But did you know that even small exercise and diet improvements can improve the health of people who have diseases associated with aging? Being physically active can also help you stay strong and give you the ability to keep up the lifestyle that you have grown accustomed to. Here are just a few more reasons to stay active and maintain your health along with some suggested exercises.
Debra is 72 years old and lives with her husband, Gene. One night as she was getting out of the tub, her leg slipped from under her and she landed on her right hip. Debra was in intense pain and not able to get up, so she called for Gene. He called an ambulance who took her to the emergency room (ER). The ER doctor ordered an X-ray of her right hip. Unfortunately, the X-ray revealed a fracture. How can you help avoid a hip fracture?
Falling becomes an increasing danger for people as they age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior falls affect one third of all adults age 65 and older - and that’s only among people who have reported incidences of falling. It’s estimated that less than half of those who fall actually talk about it with their healthcare providers. Considering the high probability of falling among senior citizens, it’s important to be aware of the facts surrounding senior falls so that steps can be taken to decrease fall risk.