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 +

Delay the Onset of Alzheimer’s by Exercising

We all know that exercise helps with things like weight loss, giving us a boost of energy, and even relieving our stress. However, what many people didn’t know until recently is that it can also help ward off Alzheimer’s Disease. This is good news considering how this tragic illness can rob a person and their family of years of happiness as it slowly destroys the mind and personality of the one who’s been afflicted by it. While there isn’t a cure for this disease yet, Read More +

How Seniors Benefit From Yoga

As you grow older your body’s efficiency and immunity deteriorate. This may result in a variety of diseases that could be avoided by undertaking yoga for seniors. Yoga can also help seniors feel less miserable, happier, and more fulfilled. Benefits of Yoga for Seniors Some of the benefits seniors will appreciate when they’re involved with yoga include: Seniors tend to find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. However, research suggests that seniors who practice yoga not only fall asleep faster but sleep better Read More +

How Seniors Should Manage Hurricane Planning

When it comes to hurricane planning for seniors it’s important to determine what risk they’re at and what alternatives are available for them. Your goal should be to minimalize risk while helping them prepare for any impending challenges. While this is important, you must understand that you won’t ever be able to create a plan that covers al situations, but with enough thought you can still be better prepared to respond. Assessing the Environment Before Hurricane Season Happens This is one of the key decisions Read More +

Exercising To Improve Senior’s Brain Function

To give seniors a boost in their reasoning skills and brain processing speed it’s important for them to exercise for about 52 hours in a 6-month period – a little over 2 hours per week. Fortunately, low-impact exercises (e.g. walking & water aerobics or swimming) are as beneficial as other types of exercise. How Exercise Impacts Your Brain Research is continuously pointing out that exercise is great for your brain. One study in Medical News Today showed how running protect your brain from stress’ harmful Read More +

How The Extreme Heat Affects The Elderly

With summer here and mini heat waves happening throughout most of the United States, it’s time to take a serious look at senior health. While the weather isn’t as hot as it could be yet, it’s still dangerous to the elderly. This is why it’s important to remember how to help them stay cool throughout the summer months and when to seek immediate emergency medical attention because they’ve grown overheated. Although they’re definitely not alone in dealing with this heat, it is more deadly for Read More +