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6 Reasons to Work Past Retirement Age

When thinking of retirement, we think of sitting on a beach and sipping a mojito or hitting the golf course. Of course, this is the dream, is it not? However, some seniors need to work after retirement due to financial concerns. There are still others who prefer to work, past retirement, because it gives them a purpose and makes them happy. Here are some reasons to work past retirement.

A Few Mysterious Pains that Should NOT be Ignored

Aches and pains are an expected part of life. It does get worse with the aging process. There are some pains that you can identify and correct with a few pain medications. However, there are others, which linger and disappear after some time. These pains should never be ignored. These pains could be the root of some underlying, more serious, problem.

Home Remedies for the Removal of Brown Spots on Skin

Brown spots on the skin can be alarming for most 55 and over seniors. They appear on your face, back, arms and neck. Some spots are common and may disappear after the application of certain creams and lotions. However, age spots, which appear with the aging process, are not that easy to get rid of. So, how can you get rid of these unwanted spots on your skin? Some home remedies are provided below that may help take away the spots.

Medication Safety for Active Adults

The list of medications tends to get longer and longer with age. As we age, we are extremely prone to develop various chronic illnesses, and taking the appropriate medication can help us live a long and active life. However, there are several safety concerns that need to be considered when taking medication.

Do You Know About High Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the force exerted as blood flows against the arterial walls. Two numbers are used for recording blood pressure – systolic (pressure of the blood when the heart beats) and diastolic (pressure between beats). The systolic number is always written on top and the diastolic number at the bottom. For example, a blood pressure reading of a systolic number of 120 and a diastolic number of 80 is recorded as 120/80.

Benefits of Soursop

Soursop – The Cancer Killer We Never Knew About

I have heard many stories about various fruits and vegetables that reduce the risk of cancer. So, when a friend told me about this cancer-fighting fruit called soursop, and to add it to my breakfast routine, I wondered a bit as to why she was insistent on this fruit is such a good preventer of cancer. I was also a bit curious as to why if it was so good, that we don’t hear much about this wonder-fruit. As is the usual case, I conducted a little research and came up with a few facts, which I decided has to be shared with you, my readers. 

Health Benefits of Celery

Celery is a low-calorie vegetable with many health benefits, belonging to the Apiaceae family. It helps detoxify the body and has a calming effect on the body and mind. These are not the only benefits of celery. Continue to find out why you should include celery in your daily diet.

Anti-inflammatory Benefits

Celery protects against inflammation in the digestive tract. This is a problem many seniors are familiar with. The non-starch polysaccharides appear to be the main factor in helping against digestive inflammation. Celery also helps with other types of inflammation, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. So, eating more celery just may help you find some relief.

55+ Seniors, are you Prepared for a Stroke?

55+ Seniors, are you Prepared for a Stroke?

These days, you don’t have to be of a certain age to get a stroke. Even 30-year-olds are falling prey to this “silent killer”. If you are over 55, and lead a sedentary lifestyle, or suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes, then you are at high risk of getting a stroke. The best thing to do, now that you are aware of it, be prepared and practice stroke prevention.

What is a Stroke?

You may know what a stroke is, but some may not be aware of exactly what a stroke is and how it occurs. A stroke occurs due to an interruption or failure of blood circulation to the brain. Decreased blood flow prevents oxygen from entering the brain cells resulting in a stroke. A stroke can occur in two ways. One is caused by a blockage of blood flow and the other is caused by excessive bleeding. Approximately 80% of strokes occur due to a blockage of a blood vessel. This is referred to as an ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke can occur in three ways. It can be due to the formation of a blood clot in the blood vessel of the brain or neck (thrombosis), the movement of a blood clot from another part of the body to the neck or brain (embolism), severe narrowing of an artery leading to the brain causing a lack of blood flow (stenosis). The second type of stroke is a hemorrhagic stroke which occurs due to bleeding in the brain or the spaces surrounding the brain.