11 Exercise Ideas for Seniors

Posted by Kesan Nedd on Feb 9, 2017 1:44:34 PM

Written By: Melanie Winderlich | Reviewed By: Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH | Soure: Every Day Health

Staying active can keep you feeling and looking your best — at every stage of your life. An active lifestyle is especially important for senior health because regular exercise can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer, and it can also reduce pain associated with arthritis. By improving balance, flexibility, endurance, and strength, older adults can stay healthier longer. The National Institute on Aging is a great resource for learning more about the exercise benefits for seniors. Just remember to check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.

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Topics: Health & Wellness Tips, Patient's Corner, Senior Citizens, BARP

A Senior's Guide to Remodeling Your Home

Posted by Kesan Nedd on Feb 9, 2017 1:20:01 PM

This is just a summation of a great  article produced by the Home Advisor. Please click the picture of the home to access the full article.

Today we have a huge array of housing that is not well designed for large segments of the population. Seniors and children are the least well served by current housing. Today’s homes simply do not have the features and conveniences appropriate for safe enjoyment by a diverse population.

Your ability to function well in your home is one of the most important factors in determining how long you can maintain comfortable independence. Adapting your home to meet the needs of an aging population makes sense. Not only will it enhance market value, but a well-adapted home will make many day-to-day living tasks both easier and safer. Additionally, appropriate adaptations will often prevent the most common accidents that may ultimately rob you of your independence. If you don’t take responsibility for adapting your home, who will?

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Topics: Health & Wellness Tips, Patient's Corner, Senior Citizens, BARP

Mehmet, Lisa and Daphne Oz

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 31, 2015 10:00:00 AM

In this 2010 TedMed Conference, the Oz family explains how a strong family life can mean a healthier lifestyle.

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Topics: Weekly Video

Odds of Losing Weight Stacked Against Obese Individuals

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The American Journal of Public Health recently published new research that finds that few obese persons ever reach normal weight or are able to keep any lost pounds off. The study, which was conducted by researchers at King’s College London in the UK, found that only 1 in 210 obese men and 1 in 124 obese women were ever able to achieve normal weights.  The chances were worse for severely obese individuals, with just 1 in 1,290 men and 1 in 677 women ever being able to maintain a normal weight.

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Topics: Office Manager's Corner

Travelling with Diabetes

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Having diabetes should not prevent a person from traveling if one takes the necessary precautions. Like any chronic illnesses, planning ahead is important to having a great time away. Health experts advise that one should prepare four to six weeks before traveling. This preparation should include: 1) diet, 2) medicines and travel vaccines, 3) travel insurance, and 4) air travel.

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Topics: Traveler's Corner

Muscle Strength Fades After Two Weeks of Inactivity

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM

 

According to new research, it takes just two weeks of physical inactivity for physically fit individuals to lose a significant amount of their muscle strength. A Danish study, published recently in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, discovered that the more muscle a person has, the more he/she will lose if sidelined by injury, illness, or vacation.

In two weeks, young people can lose about 30 percent of their muscle strength, leaving them as strong as someone decades older. The study found that they lost an average of 17 ounces of muscle in that short time frame. For active older individuals, they will lose about 25 percent of their strength after becoming sedentary. The study found that they lost an average of 9 ounces of muscle.

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Topics: Provider's Corner