Posts Tagged ‘Vitamin D’

How to Stay Safe While Exercising Outdoors

Going outdoors for physical exercise offers a lot of advantages like finding more interesting places to see, having more room to exercise and getting fresh air. However, it is important to stay safe while exercising outdoors. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has a Go4Life site that has some important tips to keep you safe…

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Whey Helps Seniors Rebuild Muscle Mass

One of the consequences of aging is a reduction in muscle mass called sarcopenia. Leading a sedentary lifestyle makes it even worse. To date, no one has really found a way to prevent the loss of muscle mass or reverse it. Also, seniors who are recuperating from periods of inactivity after hospitalizations and surgeries may…

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Cruciferous Vegetables may Lower Risk for Heart Attacks and Stroke

Vegetables can Help to Prevent Atherosclerosis A study published April 4, 2018, in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that eating vegetables daily, especially those in the cruciferous or allium vegetable families resulted in lower mortality from atherosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD). ASVD is a major cause of heart attacks and strokes. Cruciferous and…

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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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Vitamin D Health Benefits for Seniors

Protects against Colds and Flu Most seniors today may remember how when they were little kids their mothers fed them a spoonful of cod liver oil every day in the winter to protect them from colds and flu. Cod liver oil is a rich source of Vitamin D and scientific studies show that indeed Vitamin…

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