The Importance of Eating Healthy

The bodies of senior women tend to work against them so it’s no longer a good idea to diet. If you fall within this age group, the best thing for you to do is to focus on healthy eating so you don’t experience mood swings and quickly start gaining weight. This is because your body can no longer use food’s calories as productively as it once did, your enzyme function is depressed, and you’re not as equipped to fight diseases or have your hormones function Read More +

What Older Women Gain From Fitness

Older women can reap some great benefits from exercising, including building muscle, gaining strength, and increasing both their stamina and their flexibility. This will also allow you to overcome things that most people commonly associate with aging like atrophy and concerns with bone density. Of course, you’ll need the correct plan, including some focus on your nutrition, for this to work. You’ll also need to approach this plan with a positive attitude. Considering we’re living in an age of instant gratification, maintaining this type of Read More +

What Sleep is Like for Seniors

Throughout the various stages of our lives we face different challenges when it comes to sleeping. Oftentimes, sleeping grows quite complicated when you’re a middle-aged adult. This is because your hormones that affect your sleep and your circadian rhythm starts changing. You’re also more likely to suffer from health issues that affect your sleep, such as chronic stress. What Sleep is Like When You’re in Your 60s While it seems unfair that when your life starts to become more sleep friendly your ability to sleep Read More +

How Bifocals May Increase Your Risk Of Falling

Unfortunately, falls are an extremely common problem for seniors. Not only do they oftentimes result in significant injuries, but these injuries can greatly decrease a person’s quality of life and may even result in their death. Nevertheless, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says that one in four people over the age of 65 fall every year. This leads to many of them being admitted to the hospital with injuries costing around $67 billion per year for all involved. How to Reduce the Burden of Read More +

A Common Issue With Older Women: Knee Pain

Knee pain of some type is something that older women commonly complain about. There are various reasons why this pain may occur. Regardless of its reason, it’s painful, nonetheless. This is why researchers are now choosing to delve deeper into this issue. Looking Deeper into the Issue Throughout history, there have been studies that looked at knee pain. However, most recently a research study was conducted in the UK. It looked at patterns relating to knee pain over a 12-year period. In doing so it Read More +

How You Can Sleep Better

While many people believe that women over 50 require less sleep and thus can stay up late and still wake up before everyone else, this simply isn’t true. This is confirmed by Dr. Daniel A. Barone, assistant neurology professor at Weill Cornell Medical School. However, he does go on to agree that our ability to stay asleep decreases as we age. The Truth About Sleep When someone requires 8 hours of sleep when they’re 30, they’ll still require that much sleep when they’re 70. Unfortunately, Read More +

Health and Fitness Tips for Mature Woman

As you become a middle-age woman (45-65 years old), you may feel you’re faced with increased health and fitness challenges. However, it doesn’t have to be this way if you take some time to take good care of yourself. Managing Your Physical Needs Genetics have a huge impact on your body fat distribution. When combined with decreased physical activity, this creates a more important issue than energy intake or dietary composition. This is why it’s important to engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity Read More +

New Guidelines To Help Seniors Prevent Fractures

Seniors who reside in a long-term care home are two to four times more likely to sustain a fracture than adults who are of a similar age but live in their own residence within the community. Such fractures impede upon a person’s quality of life by making them immobile and may also result in early death. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to determine which frail seniors are at risk because seniors health may already be fair to poor, consisting of multiple conditions (e.g. dementia, poor kidney function, Read More +

How You Can Be A Super-Ager

As we grow older it becomes increasingly more difficult for us to find older role models. However, in the past couple of years medical science has identified a group that we should all be aspiring to join. They’ve called these people super-ager seniors because while they’re in their seventies and eighties their mental and physical capabilities are decades younger than other folks who are their same age. Two Types of Super-Agers Seniors who are interested in becoming a super-ager must first understand that there are Read More +

5 Ways for Women to Build Immunity After Turning 50

To build a strong immune system doctors recommend that you maintain a moderately active lifestyle. This is especially true when discussing senior health. After the age of 50 any physical activity that you do consistently throughout the week (e.g. walking, jogging, swimming, yoga, weight training) will help get rid of the excess toxins that build up in your body. Tips for Starting a new Routine Before you start a new exercise routine you should talk to your doctor to make sure you’re healthy enough to Read More +