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The Importance of Drinking Water

The Importance of Drinking Water for Seniors

Water is an all-important component in our lives.  Drinking water is vital to our health and lack of it for more than 24 hours becomes a life-threatening situation. 2/3 of the body consists of water and various tissues and organs in the body are made up of water.  As we age, there is a shift in our need for water and thirst for water.  For example, you would notice that the less water you drink the less thirsty you are.  This can lead to dehydration and serious health complications.  If you are a senior, you should know water is essential for you and strive to consume it, even without a thirst cue coming from the body.

Weight Loss After 55

Weight Loss After 55

As you age, you undergo a lot of changes both mentally and physically. It becomes increasingly difficult to lose weight as we grow older. The main reason being that metabolism drastically reduces after the age of 55. However, it does not mean that one cannot lose weight altogether. With the proper lifestyle changes, you can have a healthy weight and maintain it too. There are many measures senior citizens can do to achieve weight loss. Below are some ways that may help you lose weight effectively and keep it off.

Senior playing a musical instrument

The Benefits of Learning to Play a Musical Instrument

The melodious strains of a piano or a guitar conjure images of sitting by a fireplace, enjoying a cup of hot cocoa, on a cold winter day. Music has always been a pleasure and way of escaping for many. Listening to music or playing a musical instrument has many benefits. It brings joy to you and to those around you. Do you know how to play a musical instrument? If you were too busy before, now is the perfect time to learn to play a musical instrument. Here are some benefits of doing so.

Great Hobbies for Seniors

Great Hobbies for Seniors

Is this for real? Is it really necessary to find some hobbies to keep ourselves occupied? Sigh….. yes, I guess. There are advantages to hobbies. Hobbies can help you to while away time in good weather and bad. Hobbies help you learn a new thing. Hobbies keep us occupied. However, finding hobbies, at our age, can be a little challenging. For example, these hobbies cannot be too expensive, as we need to watch the purse strings. But, they need to be fun. Hobbies also cannot be too strenuous, ‘cos let’s face it – we are no spring chickens! So, what are the most suitable hobbies for us seniors? Here’s a list that I compiled which I think is quite suitable, if I do say so myself!

Healthy Senior Lifestyle

Why Senior Males Should not Ignore BPH Symptoms

Illnesses are common with the aging process. Both men and women can expect their share of various illnesses. These include arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart attacks, strokes, etc. Some diseases affect women more than men and vice versa. However, one problem that women are exempted from, and affects mostly elderly gentlemen quite often, is benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH.

Is a Side Income a Good Idea after Retirement?

Is a Side Income a Good Idea after Retirement?

Cash may be tight after retirement. However, you may not want to consider working after retirement. After all, this is the time to enjoy life, right? But, enjoying retirement can be tough without the funds to do so? You may have to, grudgingly, consider a side income. Let me tell you, aside income after retirement may not be so bad, guys. Here’s why….

Why Retired Seniors should Consider Volunteering

6 Reasons Why Retired Seniors should Consider Volunteering

Upon retirement, you may have considerations about volunteering. This is a great idea, although bear in mind, volunteering is not for everyone. In addition, although there are various types of volunteerism, you should be aware you may not be up to some forms of volunteerism. Therefore, you should always consider your strengths, abilities, and personality before proceeding. The final take on the subject is that although volunteering can be sometimes a challenge, it can be extremely rewarding.

Cycling or Walking – Which one is Better for the Active Adult?

The value of an active lifestyle cannot be underestimated especially with the onset of aging. An active life inclusive of regular exercise keeps your energy levels high, enables you to be independent and also prevents the onset of aches and pains. Many over 55 active adults either go for a brisk walk or bike a few days a week. But, do you know which form of exercise is the most beneficial for you?