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Health Benefits of Using the Steam/Sauna Room

Steam and sauna rooms have begun taking on a new meaning in this day and age. Most gymnasiums and hotels are all equipped with them and this enables you to sit back and relax and sweat your stress and worries away. According to sources, heating the body above its normal temperature, as in steam rooms and saunas, activates various bodily functions and produces chemicals and enzymes that help fight pain and infection. If you were hesitant about using steam rooms and saunas, you shouldn’t be. So, next time you get the opportunity, make the most of it and see how it can benefit your system.

Benefits of Grapefruit

Health Benefits of Grapefruit

Grapefruit has been around for decades. I think the fruit was discovered in Barbados. It is believed to be a crossbreeding between the orange and the pomelo. Ok, so the breading of the fruit is not all that clear, but I have to tell you that one thing is quite clear. This is one fruit considered to be one of the healthiest on the planet. There are really powerful health benefits in this fruit that you really have to read this article to know. One thing you should keep in mind though, grapefruit or grapefruit juice can interact with certain medications. So, I advise you to speak to your doctor before you make the most of its health benefits.

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Are you at Risk of Developing Diabetes?

Have you noticed when you pass 50+ our list of medications increases with every passing year? First, we start with medication for managing HP and heart conditions and then move on from there to medication for arthritis, bladder issues, digestion problems, etc. etc. Well, let me add another medication to this long list. How about diabetes medication? According to the New York City Health Department, as of June 10th, diabetes is at an all-time high. It contributed to 5,695 deaths in the past year. Furthermore, diabetes claims at least one life every 90 minutes. Aren’t these appalling statistics? What should we do?

Overcoming the Empty-Nest Syndrome

Overcoming the Empty-Nest Syndrome

Many boomers go through the Empty-Nest Syndrome once their children have moved out and they find themselves all alone at home. No running around getting things together, no drop-offs and pick-ups from schools and no planning dinner menus anymore. Many boomers wait for this freedom while they are rushing through life with their kids and responsibilities. But, when it finally dawns on us, along with this free time comes the most awful feeling in the world, loneliness. This is when the Empty-Nest Syndrome comes into play.

The Importance of Companionship for Seniors

Retirement should be a happy time. It should be a time of enjoying everything you ever wanted to do without the stress of work. It is a time to visit family and friends and have family and friends visit us. Yet, this does not happen to many seniors. Unfortunately, many seniors face a lonely life after retirement. This can lead to various health problems.

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?