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

Restaurant Food 'Just As Unhealthy As Fast Food'

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

According to a new study, meals eaten at a restaurant or fast-food outlet result in a greater consumption of calories when compared to eating a meal prepared at home.

Published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the study found that Americans eating out at fast-food outlets or full-service restaurants would typically consume about 200 calories more per day than those who stayed at home for meals.

Professor Ruopeng An, a kinesiology and community health professor at the University of Illinois, examined the data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2003-10, which described the eating habits of 18,098 adults living in the US.

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Topics: Patient's Corner

Americans Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 20, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report that reveals that Americans are not meeting the national recommendations for the consumption of fruits and vegetables.  They discovered that only 13.1% of American adults eat enough fruits and only 8.9% of Americans eat enough vegetables.

Their analysis involved the most recent national survey of median daily frequency of fruit and vegetable intake and shows the states varied widely in their consumption.  For example, adults in California ranked highest in consumption of both fruits (17.7%) and vegetables (13%).   On the other hand, Tennessee ranked at the bottom for fruit consumption (7.5%) and Mississippi for vegetable consumption (5.5%).

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What is Cleft Lip and Palate?

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 13, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth do not form properly during pregnancy. Together, these birth defects commonly are called “orofacial clefts”. These birth defects happen early during pregnancy. A baby can have a cleft lip, a cleft palate, or both a cleft lip and cleft palate.

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HIV Risk Reduced by Longer Secondary Schooling

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 6, 2015 10:00:00 AM

A new study indicates that the risk of HIV contraction could be substantially reduced by an extra year of secondary schooling. Published in The Lancet Global Health, the study suggests that secondary schooling could be a cost-effective strategy for preventing HIV infection.
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