Tag Archives: Active 55+

Home Remedies for Back Pain

Nothing ruins a good day than a gnawing backache.  Chronic back pain can be a major discomfort, and rather debilitating for some, especially for those who are past 55+ age.  Your back pain could be because you lifted something heavy in the wrong manner or twisted your back playing golf. It could also be a symptom of some other underlying illness.  Whatever the cause there are several home remedies that can provide relief for this situation.  However, we strongly advise that you consider the advice of a doctor if the back pain persists for longer than one week and is accompanied by numbness in the legs or loss of bowel or bladder control.  Here are some simple remedies that can help relieve back pain that is mild and resulting mainly from a muscle strain.

3 Minutes a Week of Exercise for Better Health – Is that All?

Active adults, who do not have the time to exercise for long hours, will be happy to hear recent research has indicated that short bursts of intense exercise have many health benefits. Yes, it is true! All you need to do is take three minutes off your busy schedule to do some high-intensity training (HIT), a week for four weeks, and you will start seeing the benefits. For example, in some research institutes, participants experienced an average of 24% insulin sensitivity with just 3 minutes of exercise. So, how do you do this? Let’s take a look.

Travel Tips That Give Jet Lag the Boot

Jet setting season is fast upon us with baby boomers, and retirees heading off to far off places, to explore the world or take a domestic excursion. Traveling is an exciting way to experience life beyond our own backyards, and meet new people, but can also be draining especially when we transition between time zones, and disrupt our normal rhythm. Train, plane or automobile, active adults can learn to outsmart jet lag, and take advantage of every adventurous moment with travel-friendly tips worth packing their bags for.

Travel guide writer Rick Steve’s is most known for his popular European travel television series that takes viewers behind the scenes to explore the roads less traveled through the eyes of a local. One of his most useful tips when traveling abroad is setting your clock to wherever your destination may be, and get moving! Fresh air, and exercise is the best way to combat jet lag, and travel fatigue. Make it a point to drop your things off at the hotel, and lace up your walking shoes. Keeping up with the current time zone will help to regulate your internal clock, and give you more time to soak in your surroundings.

Tips for Seniors Dipping their Toes into the World of Technology

It’s not easy keeping up with all the new trends, changes and gadgets that are appearing and disappearing from the world of technology. However, the world of technology is helping boomers stay connected with loved ones irrespective of where they are. Although the world of technology is enabling a better social life for seniors, there are things you need to know before dipping your toes into it. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Medical Tests for Women in their 50s

You gain not only wisdom, with advanced age, but also the requirement of a whole new load of medical tests. This is not something women in their 50s should take lightly. Although 50 is the new 40, getting these medical tests may help you be independent for longer.

Tips on Downsizing for the Active Adult

Moving out of your home can be a difficult and stressful process. No matter how long you have lived in a place, leaving it for downsizing purposes can be difficult. However, it has to be done. So, the best thing is to start early and work at a comfortable pace. This way, you can take plenty of breaks to walk down memory lane. Here are a few steps to make this difficult transition a bit easier.

Focus on Maryland

Empty nesters who might consider a change have many options to consider, one of which might be to move to a new setting and start a new life. If you have never considered Maryland, here are some reasons why you might want give it some thought. There are many great things about Maryland that may tip the scale for you. So, without wasting any time, let’s find out why the beautiful state of Maryland could be an excellent choice for your new adventure.

Factors that Stand in the Way of Early Retirement Plans

Many people wait for retirement, especially if they are stuck at unsatisfactory jobs. Although this may be a good idea, many are unable to do so due to various factors. The most common factor standing in the way of early retirement is lack of savings. Here are a few more.