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 +

Getting Water Out Of Your Ears

It’s fun to play in the water, especially throughout the summer months. However, this fun can sometimes leave you with water that’s trapped in your ears. You’ll know when this happens because your ear canal will feel full and as if there’s water jostling around inside of it. Sometimes all you have to do to relieve this feeling is to tilt your head to the side. Unfortunately, when this doesn’t work you may develop otitis externa (an ear infection a.k.a. swimmer’s ear). Why Swimmer’s ear 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 +

Improve Your Health By Taking Probiotic Supplements

Research was recently conducted on the topic of seniors’ health by Reading University in the UK. It concluded that anyone over the age of 60 should be drinking probiotics, eating yogurt, or taking digestive aid pills to help protect them against developing bowel conditions. This includes things like IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). What This Research Study has Concluded According to the researchers who conducted this study, you can’t simply choose any probiotic supplement and expect it to work well for you. There are numerous products Read More +

Protecting Your Hearing From The Sound Of Music

Noise and music exposure often lead to hearing loss, which is unfortunate because it’s preventable. While these two things seem quite different, with one being better than the other, they both have a similar effect on your hearing. How Music Causes Hearing Loss Research has shown that there are two main contributing factors to music related hearing loss. This includes the volume or intensity of the music and how long you’re exposed to it. So, there isn’t anything wrong with going to a rock concert Read More +

How To Protect Your Hearing In Noisy Environments

It’s important to be knowledgeable about tips to protect your hearing so that you don’t needlessly suffer hearing loss and can enjoy a better quality of life overall. This is something that you should pay attention to everyday. Fortunately, these tips are easy enough to allow you to do so. Avoid Loud Environments Experiencing on the job hearing loss isn’t limited to those who are musicians or jackhammer operators. Of course, these two types of environments are well-known for causing hearing damage, but any loud Read More +

Hearing Loss And Allergy Season: What A Nightmare

Allergy season is oftentimes accompanied by a stuffy nose, watery eyes, hearing loss, and itchiness. When all this starts, you can also expect to be able to hear less since you’ll be existing in a “fog.” At the very least, sounds will be muffled as your ears pop more than usual in an attempt to get rid of the increased pressure in your head. When you move your head, you can feel the fluid moving around – to the point you may even grow dizzy. Read More +