Monthly Archives: October 2018

How and Why to Find Hearing Aids Near Me

Locating a hearing aid office near you can be such a helpful resource. If you’re experiencing hearing loss and are considering hearing aids, having someone local to you who can answer all your questions and help you adjust to wearing your new devices is imperative. Do I need a local hearing aid company if I am a new hearing aid customer? If you are a first time hearing aid patient you will want to experience the personal touch that comes with meeting a professional hearing aid specialist that will be with you long-term. Don’t be fooled by adds on the internet that tell you it’s just as easy to buy hearing aids online and have them shipped to you for less than you might pay at your local hearing aid office. There is a science to the use of hearing Read More +

Boost Your Health by Getting More Vitamin D

Vitamin D (a.k.a. the “sunshine vitamin”) is an essential nutrient for your overall health and wellness. Not only does it help your body absorb calcium, but this leads to many other health benefits (e.g. improving the function of your bones, brain, cardiovascular and immune systems, intestines, muscles and pancreas). The Benefits of More Vitamin D The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) says it’s proven to fight against many conditions and disease, including: Autoimmune diseases Cancer Depression Falls and fractures Heart disease Influenza Type-2 diabetes Unfortunately, about 50% of the world’s population is deficient though. NCBI also believes that to prevent chronic disease, we may need even more of this essential nutrient than is currently recommended. So, while we typically absorb it through our skin when exposed to sunlight, we need to find other ways to boost our intake. Ways Read More +

Exercises That Help Seniors Enjoy a Better Tomorrow

Exercising is an important part of senior living because it helps you reduce stress from things like your changing physical health conditions and how they’re making you more dependent on the people around you. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do when it comes to senior moving that will help you get the exercise you need without ever leaving your home. Of course, before you start any exercise regimen you’ll want to make sure you speak with your doctor first. This is important because they alone know what your true limitations are – ones that you should always build into whatever exercise routine you adopt for yourself. Once you’ve taken the time to do this, you’ll find that there are some fundamental things you can do to help you stay fit and active. Stretching Yoga is an important Read More +

Simple Senior Fall Prevention Tips

Senior fall prevention is an important topic because as you age, your health and the medications you take make you prone to more falls. This is why falls are one of the leading causes of injuries among older adults. Fear of falling doesn’t have to rule your life since there are some things you can do to easily prevent them. Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment Talk to your doctor about things like: Prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements may increase your risk of falling. Your doctor will want to review these with you and possibly wean you off sedatives and certain antidepressants. Any falls you’ve had are important to discuss so together you can identify specific senior fall prevention strategies. Your health conditions may make you prone to falling, especially if you have eye or ear disorders. How comfortable you are Read More +

Tips to Help you Sleep Better in Your Golden Years

As you grow older you’ll probably notice yourself having difficulty falling and staying asleep. Although common, this isn’t normal nor is it a consequence of aging. Instead senior sleep issues are typically linked to lifestyle and environmental factors. This is important to pay attention to because it can gravely impact the rest of your health and life. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help you sleep better. Creating the “Perfect” Bedroom Environment Most people don’t think about their bedroom environment’s effect on sleep. However, when you create a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere you’ll be more likely to doze off peacefully than to spend your whole night awake tossing and turning. To do this you’ll want to: • Make sure you’re using the right mattress. As you age, your body grows more sensitive to pain and discomfort so you’ll Read More +