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Health Benefits for 55 + Active Adult Seniors

5 Health Benefits of Blueberries You Never Knew About

There are several fruits and vegetables that are extremely high in nutrients. Carrots contain beta-carotene good for eyesight, oranges contain Vitamin C and broccoli contains iron and other nutrients, etc. You may be aware that blueberries are extremely high in nutrients. It is packed high with antioxidants and Vitamin C. However, did you know, blueberries are excellent to fight aging, lowers blood pressure, protects the heart and boosts memory too? Well, they do.

The Two Nutrients That Can Save Your Vision

Eyesight is probably the most important of all the special senses that we have. Losing eyesight or becoming blind can be traumatic for anyone affected by it. It can not only impair day to day activities but also take away our freedom. Not being able to see the sunrise, the graduation of your son from college, your grandchildren’s first smile are all valuable experiences that you miss out on. It is sad as well as scary. However, it is also a bitter reality with statistics showing over 12 million people in the U.S alone being affected by it. The leading cause of blindness is age-related macular degeneration or AMD. 

The Most Suitable Exercise Ideas for 55+ Seniors

A great workout is always good for your health and wellbeing. Working out can assist you in staying physically fit and maintaining your body’s flexibility. Most exercise workouts, developed for 55+ seniors, are easy, light and simple. It is recommended these exercises be done on a regular basis. However, there are times when seniors try out new workout routines without considering the consequences. This can result in injury and various other serious health complications. Provided below are some safe and suitable exercise routine ideas that you can consider to be fit and healthy.

5 Benefits of Drinking Chamomile Tea before Bed

Most often, with the advancement of age, we all have trouble sleeping. I, too have this problem. I have tried just about everything I could think of from acupuncture to aromatherapy, and just about anything, anyone has told me to try. However, nothing worked for me until the day someone told me to try drinking chamomile tea before bed. That night, I slept like a newborn baby. I did some research about the benefits of drinking chamomile tea, and I thought I should share the information I got with my readers. Here are five benefits of drinking chamomile tea before bed.

Sun Safety Tips for an Enjoyable Summer

Summer is here! Get out the sun-tan lotion, dust out the beach towels and fit on those bathers, cos we will be hitting the beach pretty soon. Cookouts, parades, long, leisurely hours at the pool and picnics…. Oh, the wonder of summer. While all these things are fun and enjoyable, the summer can go bad if you are not careful. What am I talking about? Sun exposure of course! Overexposure to the sun is asking for dry, wrinkly skin. Too much sun exposure can speed up the skin’s aging process and increase the risk of skin cancer. So, practice proper sun protection. Here are some sun safety tips that enable you to enjoy your summer.

Walking and Jogging Keeps Active Adults Fit

It is common knowledge that exercise keeps you healthy.  Exercise is required for proper blood circulation, controlling your weight, combating heart disease, improving your mood, and the best news – it delays aging.  Engaging in at least half an hour of physical activity every day can be extremely beneficial. What generally happens, in reality, is that even if you have paid attention to keeping fit during your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s – when you reach age 55+, most people tend to let go of a fitness regime.  However, it is especially important for seniors to stay fit and healthy with proper exercise. This does not mean you have to jump around and exert yourself excessively.  It means that half an hour of moderate exercise such as walking or jogging will suffice to give you health benefits.  Furthermore you, as a person over the age of 55, should be careful about your joints.  Therefore, it is highly beneficial for you to consider walking and light jogging instead of any other high impact exercises.

Five Reasons to Go Nuts with Nuts

The reputation of nuts has undergone a major change over the past decade or so. Touted as fatty food, in the past, today nuts are considered healthy and even diet-friendly. So, what do you know… Who do I believe? I needed to find answers about nuts and whether they were good for me before I started eating them. After all, I didn’t want to drop dead of a heart attack or something because I read somewhere that nuts were good for me and began eating it in earnest. So, here’s what I gathered…

More Good News About Olive Oil

The goodness of olive oil has been raved about for years. It is no surprise that almost every day, researchers are finding new, positive attributes to this wonder oil. Most doctors recommend the intake of two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil every day to make the most of what it has to offer you, health-wise. So, if you were not using olive oil in your salads and other forms of cooking, dig into the back of your cupboard and take that bottle out – check the expiration! – and start using it to make the most of its goodness.