Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Beet or Beetroot to Lower High Blood Pressure

Many people today are affected by hypertension or high blood pressure. Hypertension is an extremely serious condition that can lead to a heart attack, stroke, and even kidney failure. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, approximately 1 in 3 adults suffer from high blood pressure. Research indicates, eating a daily serving of beets may increase the chances of lowering blood pressure.

Health Benefits of Parsley

8 Health Benefits of Parsley

Who would have thought that a sprig of parsley can be packed with so many benefits! Yes, it is true. So, if you are into cooking, you would use parsley to bring about these benefits to your dish. It is good to know that parsley adds much more than color to your plate. Parsley has been around for more than 2000 years and boasts of some great health benefits. So, the next time you decide to garnish a dish with parsley, remember its health benefits.

Is Pilates Suitable for Seniors?

Pilates – Not only Suitable but Provides a Host of Health Benefits

Are you an over-50s senior looking for ways to stay in shape? Are you tired of jogging and aerobics and all other high-impact exercises and need a change? Well, have you considered Pilates? This is a great way for over 50 seniors to increase strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. It is a low-impact workout that provides so many benefits. So, if you are bored with cycling and running, why not consider regular Pilates classes?

Gardening as a Stress Reliever for Active Adults

Tips for Active Adult Living at Its Best

Gardening as a Stress Reliever for Active Adults

Most people think retirement means no stress and no worries. How wrong they are! Just because you retire does not mean your life is stress-free. Although work-related worries and stress may disappear, there are other worries and stressors that occur in your life. For example, you may have an ill sibling or child. You may have financial worries. You may also have an illness that worries or bothers you constantly. Stress is a part of everyday living. However, it is how you handle the stress that matters.

Mental Exercises to Keep Your Mind From Aging

Mental Exercises to Keep Your Mind From Aging

The days of having a mind as sharp as a tack are falling behind you. Those days you could remember all your friends’ phone numbers easily. Now you can barely remember your own phone number let alone the entire list of contacts. How often do you have to go through your phone book to look up a number you could have dialed in your sleep? How often do you miss your children’s or friends’ birthdays and find yourself buying belated birthday cards? A little bit of forgetfulness does not mean you are on the fast track to Alzheimer’s. It is nature’s way of reminding you that, sadly, yes, you are aging. But wait. Before you start feeling sorry for yourself, think about what you can do to prevent further memory lapses.

Five Ways of Minimizing Stress in Your Life

Many people assume retired seniors have absolutely no stress. They have a pension, don’t have work-related problems, etc. How can they have stress? How wrong they are! Seniors experience heaps of stress. These are related to bill payments, mortgages, debts and medical problems. If you are a senior, and you are reading this article, here are a few ways to minimize stress in your life.

Healthy Holiday Eating Habits for Seniors

Healthy Holiday Eating Habits for Seniors

Christmas is near and nothing says it’s merry than enjoying all the great foods prepared during this time. The cakes, roasted turkey, apple pies, plum puddings, and chocolate fudge and eggnog are all delicious and are so not healthy for you. Therefore, this is the season where you, as an active adult, should be careful about what you eat. Below are a few ways to stay healthy during the festive season.

What is Osteoporosis?

Why 55+ Ladies Need to Worry About Osteoporosis

All women of a certain age go through menopause.  This brings their biological capabilities of childbearing to an end and in some senses, newfound freedom to their lives.  While it is all good on one front to reach this stage in life, menopause also raises the risk of so many illnesses that include osteoporosis.  Bones become brittle and weak when osteoporosis occurs.  The risk of osteoporosis is extremely high in women who go through menopause.  This is because, with menopause, the estrogen production in the body slows down.  It is Estrogen in our body that prevents the bones from becoming brittle and weak.  While it is not possible to stop menopause or the dwindling of estrogen production, you can prevent the onset of osteoporosis in other ways.