Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Healthy and Active Lifestyle

Prioritizing Muscular Health for an Active Senior Life

Can you Stand up with no Hands?

Have you needed help getting up off the floor or chair once you have sat on it? This is a warning to many seniors that they may not be as healthy as they think. If you cannot get up off the floor without using your hands for support or without the help of your grandchildren, studies show that you could be heading for an early grave. Worried? Well, read on and find some informative information we gleaned from recent medical research.

Why shopping can be good for you and what impact it carries on your health

Shopping your Way to Good Health, Advice for Senior Living

Your health is certainly a very important aspect of your life. As you know, when you age, your health state becomes more delicate. So, if you have not been taking care to preserve your good health up to this point, now is essentially a time to consider it and no time to spare either. While various healthy diets and all forms of suitable exercises are in the cards, have you thought of how to shop your way to good health? How can it affect your health? Yes, it can affect our wealth, if we go overboard in shopping sprees but how would our health be linked? Here are some insights into why shopping can be good for you and what impact it carries on your health.

Home Remedies for Senior Health

With the staggering health care costs and evidence of long term side effects of certain medications, the trend towards adopting natural home remedies is gaining more and more popularity these days.  These can be easily made at home with natural ingredients from your own backyard or grocery store.  Home remedies have been in use for hundreds of thousands of years.  There are a myriad of home remedies that have been known to cure various illnesses.  Below are four home remedies that are effective in helping with common ailments that afflict the elderly.

Two smiling seniors walking with their dog in a forest in summer

55+ Healthy Living – Walking That Extra Mile

Exercise is a major health booster and essential for seniors who wish to lead a healthy life. Yes, it’s true that exercise is good for you whether you are 8 or 80, but at 80 you will realize the benefits it brings to you while when we are young, we hardly realize the need for it. One of the best methods of exercising is walking. Walking, at a brisk pace, for at least half an hour a day has significant health improvements. It is an ideal form of cardio exercise that can be engaged in, even when you have various health concerns. For you, as an active adult, the health benefits of walking are immense.

Quit now if you are Still Stuck on the Stick

Quit now if you are Still Stuck on the Stick

According to the CDC, one in every five deaths in the United States is related to cigarette smoking. 443,000 deaths occur annually from first-hand or second-hand smoke inhalation. With all these statistics available, people are still smoking. The question is, “why can’t we just quit?”

Do you Know Why it’s Difficult to Quit Smoking?

Many people would have tried quitting cigarettes only to come back to it, sometime later. Have you ever wondered why? This is because nicotine, one of the main ingredients in cigarettes, is highly addictive. Nicotine stimulates the pleasure sensors in the brain. Discontinuation of cigarettes results in withdrawal symptoms. This can prompt you to smoke again simply to get out of the withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person. You may feel ill as if you have the flu, suffer from aches and pains, and the craving for a cigarette will be incredible. Because you are unable to get a cigarette, you will become irritable and have all sorts of other problems that include the inability to sleep and fatigue. You will also have difficulty concentrating without lighting up, and headaches etc. may plague you.

The Importance of Green Leafy Veggies for a Healthy Life

The Importance of Green Leafy Veggies for a Healthy Life

Most of us tend to underestimate the importance of green leafy vegetables. As children, we battled with parents to skip the greens and as a youth, we chucked the salads and moved over to fried foods. However, when you reach your mid-life, there is no way to turn away from greens in your plate! Most of us tend to forget that a healthy diet is a must if we wish to stay fit and healthy. Although supplements are useful in ensuring that our bodies receive some of the nutrients, we must never forget the key role a healthy diet with loads of green leafy vegetables plays in being healthy. Most Americans do not eat green leafy vegetables often. However, it is a must and should be done on a daily basis. When we sit down at a dining table, we hardly see the important veggies on the table. Broccoli, turnip greens, cabbage, and spinach are rare appearances at the modern American dining table. The greenest leafy veggie at the table today would be lettuce leaves and that too is not at all times. But did you know that green leafy veggies provide a host of nutrients and are packed with anti-aging properties?

Ordering Your Medicines Online

Are You Ordering Your Meds Online?

Having your prescription Meds ordered online can be useful for active adults

Active adults often rely on prescription Meds more than any other age group. According to the HealthCare Financing Agency, about 89% of older adults use one or more prescription drugs. It also states that on average active adults spend around $700 to $800 on prescription Meds monthly. Ordering prescription Meds online can save time and sometimes money, but you need to be careful. You need to safeguard your finances and health with simple measures before you opt for ordering Meds online. Buying online Meds is relatively easy. The point, click and buy. Active adults already do it for books, groceries, tickets and even cars. You can buy prescription meds online through a pharmacy or by mail order offered by your health insurance. Before you buy Medicines online, here are some essential dos and don’ts to keep in mind.

senior couple visiting a doctor at the doctor's office

Taking The Tests After 55

Yes!  There are some who take tests with their children and sometimes even with grandchildren.  They are the perpetual students who still don’t want to quit learning after high school or the college.  They are always following some course of studies and studying for a test.  However, there is another kind of tests that we all MUST take, especially when we get older.  Those are the medical tests to monitor our health and look for the warning signs of the diseases that may trouble us, but can be avoided or treated if identified early.

Normally, we all get medical tests when troublesome symptoms appear when we are sick or sometimes when we are totally down with a disease.  Technically oriented people may recall types of routine, condition based and breakdown maintenance.  Taking up routine medical tests especially when we are old useful to prevent events like strokes, heart attacks, amputations due to diabetic wounds, blindness, and dementia.  Tests help us to identify the onset of diseases like cancer enabling proper treatment.