As you age, dental care becomes more and more valuable to your overall health. Many senior citizens experience dental problems, but it’s good to know that these problems can be reduced and improved by a few simple techniques. Basically, changes take place in your mouth as you age — gums soften and the muscles in your mouth become weak. Saliva production is reduced as is the ability to chew your food. Read more
As you age, food choices become important daily decisions that may affect the quality of the rest of your life. Seniors need fewer calories, and everything you eat should be based on weight gain and the nutrients that can maintain or boost your immune system and keep you healthy. Too much added weight and not enough vitamins and minerals can cause untold health problems. Read more
There are many reasons that senior citizens should exercise on a regular basis, but the main one is that it helps to increase your overall health and ward off life-threatening diseases – especially those associated with aging. Simply put – exercising helps us age more gracefully. Read more
One of the most important things you can do for your overall health is to keep your blood pressure (hypertension) under control. 140/90 should be the goal for a healthy person’s blood pressure reading, and lower if you have a medical condition such as diabetes or kidney disease. Changing your lifestyle is critical if you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure. If that doesn’t work, your health care provider can prescribe medication to keep it under control. Read more
Healthy aging does not only relate to being physically fit, it also comprises of a sense of purpose and passion for life. As we age, we undergo numerous kinds of major life altering events, such as physical changes, deaths of the people you love the most, loss of job, etc. Read more
As you grow old chances are that you may have numerous conditions. Two of the worst are Alzheimer and Osteoporosis. First let me tell you what Alzheimer is and how to prevent it?
Alzheimer’s is a brain disease related to your age. As you grow old it slowly destroys the memory of a person and thinking skills. Even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks cannot be done. Alzheimer’s is the most frequent cause of dementia, a loss of cognitive functioning and behavioral skill so brutally that it hampers with a person’s every day life and activities. So how can you prevent it? Well here are some ways in which you can; Read more