Nutrition for Seniors

 

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This article is contributed by Emily Newhook.

We all know that a well-balanced diet can help people of all ages lead healthier lives, but seniors in particular stand to gain a lot from proper nutrition. Eating well can help reduce the risk of serious chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, among others. Even if you’ve already been diagnosed with a chronic condition, maintaining a healthy diet can allow you to manage it more effectively. Healthy eating can also help seniors manage their weight and keep energy levels up throughout the day. Continue reading

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Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Medicare

ACA Medicare doctorThis article is contributed by Emily Newhook.

News coverage of Affordable Care Act – or “Obamacare” – seems relentless, but many people still have difficulty figuring out exactly how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect them personally. This is especially true for Medicare beneficiaries. There is plenty of misinformation and confusion as to what parts of the ACA apply to Medicare beneficiaries and how this government program will change under the new law.

So what should you know as the administration begins to implement the ACA? We’ve answered a list of common questions to set the record straight. Continue reading

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Can Acupuncture Really Help You Stop Smoking

This article is contributed by Ron Barker.

Smoking is a very strong addiction, and while everybody knows the dangers and hazards associated with it, they can still find it hard to finally kick the habit into touch. Smoking causes all manner of health problems and it is strongly linked to a number of different cancers. Once you have decided that you want to give up, it can be a long path to finally getting there. Continue reading

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Keeping Your Brain Fit as You Get Older

active seniorsThis article is contributed by Ken Myers.

The passage of time can do a lot of things to your body. Joints start to hurt all the time, you may not have the stamina you once did and your mind can begin to feel unfocussed. Fortunately, there are many ways you can fix all of these problems including maintaining a greater focus. If you’re diligent about keeping your brain fit, it can be as sharp as it was when you were in your twenties. Continue reading

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5 Ways To Make Your Community A Safer Place To Live

communityThis article is contributed by Michael Ferraro.

Living in a pleasant community is something that many of us take for granted but for many individuals and families, even their own neighbourhoods are far from peaceful places. The only real way to ensure that your own community is a safe place to bring up your family is to dedicate your own time and efforts into creating something special. This article takes a look at several ways in which you and your friends and family can do your bit to make your neck of the woods a thriving and pleasant place to live and to visit. Continue reading

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Enjoying a healthy old age

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With advancing years, you may find that some of the activities that you enjoy are more difficult for you. It is important to stay active even if only gentle activities are possible. If you move too quickly, then you may strain a ligament or have a sprain. Sometimes gentle rest is not sufficient to correct this and you must use the services of a trained professional such as a physiotherapist. Continue reading

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Helping Seniors Adjust to New Settings

care homeWhen one of your parents or grandparents reaches the age where living alone is difficult and even dangerous, it is time for them to move into an assisted living center or a nursing home. This is done because the care that they get there can help them in many ways, but they may be resistive to the idea anyway. A lot of this stems from the fact that they just do not like the shift to a new setting, out of the home that they have loved for years. Even if they are moving into very comfortable accommodation like the Barlavington Manor residential care home center, they still might need some help adjusting to the new living situation. There are a few key ways in which you can assist them. Continue reading

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5 Important Things You Need To Do Once A Parent Passes Away

parentThis article is contributed by Jennie Peters.

Nobody wants to lose a parent because they’ve been with us right from the start. You desperately want them to be there until the end too, but it doesn’t always happen. Do you have any idea what you should do once your parent has passed away? It’s tricky to pull yourself together at the time, so take a look at some of these suggestions and you’ll have a better idea of what to do when the time comes. Continue reading

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Lose Weight And Build Muscle With These Almost Surefire Last Resort Options

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This article is contributed by Sam Peters.

If you’ve been trying to lose weight or build muscle for a long time and have had no luck, then you may well be starting to think that it’s a lost cause. This is understandable as it can get highly frustrating continuously training and/or dieting without seeing any progress, but the important thing to remember is that there is no such thing as a lost cause. Continue reading

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Does your gray hair send a message

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The Forbes 2014 list of trustworthy celebrities shows a group of 10 people all over 50 and some very much so. That might suggest that gray hair is a sign of trustworthiness. If so, and if you are beginning to show traces of gray, then you may wish to let the truth be out and leave those gray hairs untouched. Continue reading

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