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Omega-3 Rich Oils Help Fight Macular Degeneration in 55+ Seniors

Macular degeneration, the gradual loss of central vision, is one of the leading causes of blindness among 55+ seniors. Macular degeneration occurs in two forms. These are dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. There is no cure for dry macular degeneration and it occurs gradually. Wet macular degeneration occurs quickly and treatment is necessary upon the appearance of symptoms as this is more serious than dry macular degeneration. High blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity, smoking and light exposure can increase your risk of macular degeneration. However, there is good news for those at high risk of macular degeneration. Scientists have found Omega-3 rich oils may help prevent the dysfunction in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) responsible for macular degeneration and retinopathy.

Why Let Go of Your Crowning Glory After 55?

As we age, our crowning glory, our hair becomes weaker and thinner. Although we exercise and eat well to keep those bumps and lumps away and indulge ourselves in skincare regimes to keep those ever-increasing wrinkles away, we do very little to maintain our aging hair. As we get older the growth cycle of our hair changes. The growth rate slows down considerably. We experience hair and color loss. To combat this, we do perms and color our hair, the result being that it further weakens our hair unless we follow a proper hair care regime.  

Health Benefits for 55 + Active Adult Seniors

5 Health Benefits of Blueberries You Never Knew About

There are several fruits and vegetables that are extremely high in nutrients. Carrots contain beta-carotene good for eyesight, oranges contain Vitamin C and broccoli contains iron and other nutrients, etc. You may be aware that blueberries are extremely high in nutrients. It is packed high with antioxidants and Vitamin C. However, did you know, blueberries are excellent to fight aging, lowers blood pressure, protects the heart and boosts memory too? Well, they do.

The Two Nutrients That Can Save Your Vision

Eyesight is probably the most important of all the special senses that we have. Losing eyesight or becoming blind can be traumatic for anyone affected by it. It can not only impair day to day activities but also take away our freedom. Not being able to see the sunrise, the graduation of your son from college, your grandchildren’s first smile are all valuable experiences that you miss out on. It is sad as well as scary. However, it is also a bitter reality with statistics showing over 12 million people in the U.S alone being affected by it. The leading cause of blindness is age-related macular degeneration or AMD. 

The Most Suitable Exercise Ideas for 55+ Seniors

A great workout is always good for your health and wellbeing. Working out can assist you in staying physically fit and maintaining your body’s flexibility. Most exercise workouts, developed for 55+ seniors, are easy, light and simple. It is recommended these exercises be done on a regular basis. However, there are times when seniors try out new workout routines without considering the consequences. This can result in injury and various other serious health complications. Provided below are some safe and suitable exercise routine ideas that you can consider to be fit and healthy.

5 Benefits of Drinking Chamomile Tea before Bed

Most often, with the advancement of age, we all have trouble sleeping. I, too have this problem. I have tried just about everything I could think of from acupuncture to aromatherapy, and just about anything, anyone has told me to try. However, nothing worked for me until the day someone told me to try drinking chamomile tea before bed. That night, I slept like a newborn baby. I did some research about the benefits of drinking chamomile tea, and I thought I should share the information I got with my readers. Here are five benefits of drinking chamomile tea before bed.

Sun Safety Tips for an Enjoyable Summer

Summer is here! Get out the sun-tan lotion, dust out the beach towels and fit on those bathers, cos we will be hitting the beach pretty soon. Cookouts, parades, long, leisurely hours at the pool and picnics…. Oh, the wonder of summer. While all these things are fun and enjoyable, the summer can go bad if you are not careful. What am I talking about? Sun exposure of course! Overexposure to the sun is asking for dry, wrinkly skin. Too much sun exposure can speed up the skin’s aging process and increase the risk of skin cancer. So, practice proper sun protection. Here are some sun safety tips that enable you to enjoy your summer.

Five Reasons to Go Nuts with Nuts

The reputation of nuts has undergone a major change over the past decade or so. Touted as fatty food, in the past, today nuts are considered healthy and even diet-friendly. So, what do you know… Who do I believe? I needed to find answers about nuts and whether they were good for me before I started eating them. After all, I didn’t want to drop dead of a heart attack or something because I read somewhere that nuts were good for me and began eating it in earnest. So, here’s what I gathered…