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Exercise Can Save Your Life and Save Your Money!

Also of note: Today, like all ages, many older people can be overweight. Maintaining a healthy weight is a worthy goal, and exercise helps. Even if a person doesn't lose weight, it's good to know that a March 2017 study published by the European Society of Cardiology reported that exercising is even more beneficial than losing weight for obese individuals of every age. However, some older people who are overweight sometimes hesitate to take part in an exercise class, fearing that they will be injured, or unable to keep up, or that they will be embarrassed by their appearance. Today, there are programs especially for overweight people to help them exercise in a positive, safe environment.

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Summer Time - A Delicious Way to Improve Your Health

For years, nutritionists have confirmed the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, named after the eating habits of people who live in areas bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

Growing Awareness of a Senior Epidemic - Loneliness

April is Volunteer Month—a great time to consider the benefits of volunteer service for seniors!

 Make donating your time and talents part of your plan for healthy aging. Almost everyone has something to offer others. Look for new opportunities, or continue a long-time volunteer job. Even if your health condition changes, you can make adaptations to continue your valuable service. "I have arthritis and I can't drive anymore," reports one senior volunteer. "But I still volunteer at my local hospice in assisting with fundraising activities and also in sharing my skill of playing piano for the patients".  " To see their faces light up as I play music to them leaves me feeling uplifted and having had a worthwhile day".

Happy New Year - Happy Older Years

The New Year is like an annual alarm clock. It reminds us that another year has passed and it's time to wake up to life's realities. Among them is the fact that we're not getting any younger! This year, set your sights beyond 2017 and put some resolutions on your list that will make it more likely you'll be able to live the way you want as you grow older.

Bathroom Safety - A Shower Chair or Bath Bench

More than one in three persons over age 65 fall each year at home, often in the bathroom while attempting to shower or bathe. Standing up while showering or attempting to safely climb in and out of the bathtub can be difficult tasks for people with balance and physical limitations. In fact, up to one-third of elders have difficulty getting into or out of a bathtub or shower.

Take a Trip - You'll Live Longer

Travel not only helps you live longer, but also boosts your mood and relieves the built-up pressure of daily stress. Doctors advise that getting away even for 24 hours refreshes the body and renews your motivation to tackle tasks and goals.

Planning For The Future of Our Older Citizens

While it can be troubling to see forgetfulness, lapsed hygiene and other signs of ageing affect your older loved one, the good news is that many elderly are actually relieved their families notice and care. In many cases, the older person can remain independent at home with the support of family members and professional in-home caregivers like Right at Home.

Planning For The Future of Our Older Citizens

While it can be troubling to see forgetfulness, lapsed hygiene and other signs of ageing affect your older loved one, the good news is that many elderly are actually relieved their families notice and care. In many cases, the older person can remain independent at home with the support of family members and professional in-home caregivers like Right at Home.

Five Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The Institute of Public Health’s report Making Diabetes Count (2007) estimated that there were about 143,000 people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in Ireland (based on in 2005 figures) and predicted that this number would increase by 37%, to 194,000 people, by 2015.

Spring into Fitness

Spring time can help dissipate the depression of the darker days of winter.  With the onset of brighter days and longer evenings exercising outdoors will prove beneficial for mental and physical health.

Depression in Winter

The darker January days offer reduced hours of mood-boosting sunlight. Some people who regularly experience feelings of sadness and anxiety during the winter months are diagnosed with a particular type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Depression in Winter

The darker January days offer reduced hours of mood-boosting sunlight. Some people who regularly experience feelings of sadness and anxiety during the winter months are diagnosed with a particular type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

3 Home Modifications to Help Your Aging Family Members

The fact still remains, however, that certain dangers can be lurking in your home as your body continues to age. In order to ensure the safety of your loved ones, here are some suggested home modifications for aging family members.

Pet Therapy Is Good for You

Your dog Rover has a new job. The growing field of pet and animal-assisted therapy is boosting wellness for those who need it most: the elderly, the hospitalised, and those needing at-home care.

Boosting Memory Power With Age

Exercising the brain throughout one's life is scientifically proven to preserve memory into older age.

Malnutrition in the Elderly

Malnutrition is the state of inadequate or unbalanced nutrition in which the lack of proper nutrients causes adverse effects on the body. In seniors, undernourishment is more common as a person does not eat enough or is unable to process or absorb food correctly. Malnutrition is often prevalent in seniors who live alone and don’t want to bother cooking for one or who have health problems that lead to a lack of taste or appetite. But malnutrition, unfortunately, also occurs in nursing homes and care facilities, even under doctor supervision.

Listen Up! Music’s Health Benefits Are Plentiful

Playing music, singing and listening to music positively affects the cognitive, physical and emotional health, and social well-being of seniors and others.

Engaging Seniors in Summer Activities

Summer is the opportune time for seniors to get outdoors and enjoy many of the hobbies and leisure activities they’ve loved through the years. With a few adjustments for mobility and exertion, people over age 65 can enjoy a variety of fun, safe adventures with family and friends.

Study Shows Aerobic Exercise Reverses Memory Loss in Seniors

Promising research reveals that aging is not a one-way street toward a declining body and mind. Instead, exercise is now helping older adults do a U-turn on memory loss. A 2011 report by brain researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign cited a year-long study of older adults whose memory center in the brain increased with regular walking exercise.

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