Category Archives: Lifestyles

Wii Adds Fun and Entertainment to an Active Adult Life

Who would have thought that Nintendo’s Wii will provide fun and entertainment for active adults?! When this game came into the market, everyone thought only children could and will play this game. However, now, thanks to Nintendo, more and more active adults are finding the Wii a great choice for their pastime.

happy senior couple playing tennis

How About a Round of Tennis?

Many active seniors love the chance of playing a game of tennis and flexing those forearms. It is a tiring game and you need to keep yourself fit to play it well. Although rather a complicated AND strenuous game, tennis is a favored sport among many seniors. But there are ones who question the suitability of this game for seniors. They are probably wondering whether all that running and sweating can be too strenuous for a senior? Well, unless your doctor has advised against strenuous activities, there is certainly nothing wrong in engaging yourself in a round of tennis. Any sport that gets you moving is good for the body and mind. This does not have to be a high-impact sport. Although you run and jump and sweat profusely, tennis is still considered a low-impact game suitable for any age and skill level. So, if you are still worried about all this running and jumping, at your age, let’s take a closer look at some of the health benefits of tennis.

5 Questions to Ask before Picking a Retirement Community

Moving to an active adult community can be a fun and exciting experience. This means new adventures are around the corner. Although you may be sad to leave your home, there is a sense of expectation that may override these feelings. Normally, your move to an active adult community should go smoothly with almost no worries. While this is what we hope you experience would be, we still suggest caution and advise you to ask your agent a few questions before signing the contract.

How to Handle Hair Loss as You Age

Loss of hair is a common occurrence with the aging process. Hair loss, in general, is a common process that the body undergoes. 90% of the hair on your head is growing as we speak. This growth phase lasts, most often, for two to six years. 10% of your hair only grows for approximately 2 to 3 months after, which it falls. This is replaced by new hair which grows on the same hair follicle. On average, you lose about 50 to 100 hairs a day. Hair usually grows at a typical rate of one inch per month. However, this process can slow down with age. Although men are more susceptive to hair loss, women too can have this problem. This is known as alopecia. There are many reasons why men and women lose their hair. This can range from medical to genetic to poor diet and hair care decisions. Most often, reasons for men’s hair loss is different from that of women.

Where will you spend the summer of 2019?

5 Best Island Getaways for Summer 2019

Are you Ready to Consider Somewhere Different this Summer?

Summer is just around the corner. Before you know it, you will be taking off gum boots and heavy wool coats and putting on shades and a straw hat to go with your shorts and Hawaii shirt! Summer is a time where the beaches are crowded with people; the streets are steaming with vapor and smells of food. Do you want to get away from it all and lie on a soft, sandy, private beach where all your whims are attended to by hovering stewards at your hotel? Let’s consider the five best island getaways for this summer.

Do We Know the State of Our Hearts?

If someone asks us “Do we know the state of our hearts?” automatically, you may go all sentimental. It rarely occurs to us that this may actually be a literal question. Do we really educate ourselves on the state of our heart or wait for emergencies to strike before realizing how vital it is to know your heart state well. If you are like me, you would not think that heart disease is a problem that you or anyone in your family will suffer from. It is common for all of us to look at others with various health problems from far and take for granted that we may not be affected by these problems. Well, guess what? It happened to a good friend of mine recently, or rather, it happened to her husband. He had his first heart attack! and it was a sad but a rude shock to all of us.

Benefits of massage to seniors

Massage is Not Just a Touch of Luxury But a Healthy Therapy

Most often, when someone talks about a massage, it is considered something of a luxurious activity to be indulged in and be pampered. However, a professional massage session can bring many health benefits that include the reduction of stress and the boosting of the immune system. Staying active is one of the key features of a healthy lifestyle, and this begins to matter more and more as you age. You may consider walking, golf, jogging or swimming to help keep you active. Regular massage therapy to is a great way to be active and ensure better circulation and rejuvenation of your cells.

Do You Know About Fibromyalgia?

Have you been suffering from chronic pain in your body for some time now? How about tenderness in specific tender points when pressure is applied? Are you experiencing extreme fatigue and sleep disturbances for the past few months? This could be because you have a musculoskeletal condition known as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Therefore, awareness of this condition and its symptoms can be helpful to you.