Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Preventing Brain Injury in Seniors

The topic of preventing brain injury in seniors is relevant as March is the awareness month for brain injury. The main aims of the Brain Injury Association of America are: Through increasing awareness, reducing the stigma attached to brain injury. Enabling brain-injury survivors and those who look after them to move forward and achieve. There…

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Seniors with Alzheimer’s: Retaining Short-Term and Long-Term Memory

Alzheimer’s is known to be a progressive disease, that affects memory. Seniors with Alzheimer’s suffer from the worry of how the disease will affect them in the future. As a result, many seniors focus actively on how can they go about retaining short-term and long-term memory.   How Alzheimer’s Affects the Memory Amyloid deposits on…

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Does Your Physician Support a Healthy Senior Lifestyle?

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Asking a question like “Does your physician support a healthy senior lifestyle?” might seem a little odd. After all, physicians are there for the sole purpose of promoting health! What we are really asking, is whether the physician actively promotes concepts that will make a positive difference. In order to analyze that, we have to…

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A Giant Japanese Radish may be able to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Many Medicines Come from the Plant World Many pharmaceutical drugs have come from the plant world like digitalis from fox glove, Tamiflu from the Chinese Star Anise plant and many more. Now, a Japanese study published July 23, 2018 in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that a giant-sized radish called the Sakurajima Daikon…

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Effective Interventions to Prevent Falls in Seniors

Falls can Lead to Disability and Reduced Quality of Life Falls are so prevalent in seniors, and a bad fall can lead to death, disability and a reduced quality of life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of seniors over the age of 65 fall each year…

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Preventing Diabetes in Seniors who Have Prediabetes

March is National Nutrition month and this year’s theme is Go Further with Food. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is also reaching out to seniors and has posted several articles based on studies that are especially relevant for healthy nutrition for seniors to prevent disease. Combating chronic diseases shows how seniors can take steps…

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Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Prevention and Rehabilitation

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis is the number one reason cartilage in knees wear out, but rheumatoid arthritis can also be why people have to face total knee replacement surgery (TKR). Many people who choose to go the surgical route believe they will walk out of the operating theater and be just like they were…

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Diabetes Control With Regular Scheduled Exercise

Exercise is especially important if you have diabetes. Regular scheduled workouts can lower your blood sugar and blood pressure, boost your energy, and improve sleep. For seniors, high impact exercises are unnecessary as there are plenty of other options.       Diabetes: Walking It’s a simple way to get exercise and fresh air. It…

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Depression Relapse: Be Aware Of These Warning Signs

Depression is well studied but less attention is paid to depression relapses and how to handle it. Some people will experience major depression only once in their life. Others may have one or more depression relapses. Doctors urge that it’s  important to pay attention to your feelings and recognize the relapse symptoms. Seek help quickly and…

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