Fitness Tips For Older Adults Throughout COVID

Coronavirus has resulted in us following the government-mandated stay-at-home guidelines. For senior citizens, this means living a much more sedentary lifestyle than they were living before the pandemic. This isn’t good though. In fact, it can be downright dangerous. The results of a sedentary lifestyle for seniors When senior citizens don’t get enough exercise, it can result in a higher risk of developing a stroke or a heart attack. Proper exercise can also be a help against Type 2 diabetes and loss of bone density. Additionally, movement is necessary for arthritis patients in particular. This is because it can help them retain their joints’ range of motion while also limiting the amount of pain that they’re in. Even if they don’t have arthritis already, a sedentary lifestyle can still result in decreased flexibility and mobility. This can lead to other Read More +

Ways High Stress Can Result In Loss Of Hearing

Lots of people are coping with high levels of stress today. Unfortunately, this puts them at risk for various health issues. Left unchecked, it can also result in hearing loss. Stress’ Effect on Your Hearing When you’re continually stressed, your body doesn’t get a clear signal telling it to return to normal. This is the signal that your body receives when you undergo traumatic or acute stress. When this happens, it can result in health problems including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other illnesses – all of which can affect your hearing. Health Issues and Hearing Loss Any illness that restricts your circulation will have a negative impact on your hearing. This is mainly due to the fact that your hearing nerve center, the cochlea, is largely dependent upon you having good circulation. Good circulation to the cochlea Read More +

The World For Seniors After The COVID19 Vaccine

It will not be long until a vaccine for COVID19 is available for everyone, but life will never be the same, especially for elders over 60. Its believed by experts that the post-pandemic world will be very different from the pre-pandemic world. Travel and healthcare and shopping will be different for seniors. Their work life and relationships will change. As someone ages, their immune system deteriorates, making it harder to battle illnesses and disease. Lung and heart problems are common with age, which makes COVID19 more dangerous for seniors. After a vaccine is readily available to the public, seniors will likely take more precautions then younger people. Below is an example for life post-pandemic. Health care Video doctor appointments. Its common knowledge the internet and social media aren’t popular among those over 75. but the new world will have more Read More +

The Risk Of Dehydration For Seniors

We all know that feeling that happens after a hard day’s work in the sun. You come inside and make a mad dash for the fridge or the sink, craving nothing more than the biggest glass of water you can find. Being able to feel thirst like this is crucial to avoiding dehydration, and for most of us, it isn’t a problem. However, for senior citizens, dehydration poses a much greater threat. As we age, our ability to feel thirst diminishes. As our thirst ques become less accurate, the risk of dehydration becomes greater. But why is dehydration such a big deal? For young people, mild dehydration is easy to recover from. For seniors, on the other hand, it can be a much more serious issue. Dehydration is the number one cause for hospitalization among senior citizens. It can cause Read More +

Can Anemia Be Linked To Hearing Loss?

Anemia, or an iron deficiency, is one of the most common blood conditions of the 21st century. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery recently published a study that investigated a possible link between anemia and hearing loss. With both conditions affecting a large population of the United States, it’s a link well worth exploring. Hearing loss can be caused by many things such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and general poor health, but one thing is for sure, most people in the US will be affected by it at some point in their life. Around 15 percent of American adults have at least some degree of hearing loss, and that percentage jumps to around 60 when you only consider senior citizens. Despite hearing loss being such a widespread issue, it causes are not fully understood, and risk factors are a Read More +

Hearing Loss Prevention For Headphone Users

Headphones and earbuds have become an essential part of everyday life for many people. However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t pose a risk to your hearing. Both headphones and earbuds can damage your ears and eventually cause hearing loss if they are used unsafely, and especially if you are at an increased risk for hearing loss. In this article, we’ll be going over some of the reason headphones and earbuds can be dangerous, as well as some of the steps you can take to mitigate that risk. What are the Risks of Headphone and Earbud Use? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over a billion young people are at risk for hearing loss due to unsafe noise exposure, but why exactly are headphones so dangerous? The main danger comes from the fact that they can play a loud Read More +

COVID-19 And The Mental Health Of Older Adults

In March of this year, COVID-19 arrived in the U.S. and changed everything for Americans, including older adults. Gone were the family get-togethers, social visits with friends, and regular shopping trips. While some older adults are generally healthy and live comfortably during the pandemic, they and many others also live alone and more isolated than ever. This deprival of activities and increased isolation have a real impact on senior health. The most prominent impact is on older adults’ mental health in what is commonly known as the COVID Blues. COVID Blues Older adults sometimes experience “the blues” even when there isn’t a pandemic happening, but the COVID Blues take it to another level. Seniors know they are more vulnerable to illness and as a result, must be more vigilant about protecting their health by avoiding situations that would put them Read More +