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How to Stay Healthy When You Don’t Really Want to Exercise

How to Stay Healthy When You Don’t Really Want to Exercise

It can be hard to stay motivated to exercise as you get older. Unfortunately, though, exercise becomes even more important with age. This is because it can improve heart health and limit factors that can cause health issues. People who begin exercising in their fifties may experience challenges. However, research and getting in the right...

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5 Things Seniors Need for a Balanced Diet

5 Things Seniors Need for a Balanced Diet

Elderly people have different dietary needs essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and a healthy diet can help prevent anemia, cardiovascular disease, and other serious health issues. Here are some ways to pack your diet full of essential nutrients. Fiber Fiber is an important factor in keeping your digestive system healthy and regular. Our digestive...

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Feeling joint pain? Try these tips for alleviating it.

Feeling joint pain? Try these tips for alleviating it.

Once you’ve left the spry days of your youth behind, aches and pains become a normal part of life. There are a number of reasons you may experience joint pain. For instance, things you do every day—like walking, running, or even chores—can eventually cause the cartilage around your joints to break down. Arthritis is another...

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3 Possible Reasons You’re Waking Up Exhausted

3 Possible Reasons You’re Waking Up Exhausted

If you’re only getting a few hours a night, you’re not getting enough. When babies are born, they don’t do much aside from eating, crying and sleeping. Of course this makes sense—babies need about 16 hours of sleep each day! Naturally, we don’t all get to sleep for 16 hours every day throughout our lives....

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Why You Should Take Bathroom Safety Seriously

Why You Should Take Bathroom Safety Seriously

You’ve probably seen the ads or heard the now-famous “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” line. You probably also know that falls become more common with age. However, most commercials would have you believe that injuries occur on stairs and this is often untrue.  Stairs do pose a hazard, but injuries suffered in...

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How to Deal With Annoying, Common Back Pain

How to Deal With Annoying, Common Back Pain

As we get older, aches and pains become more of a fact of life. Back pain is one of the most common things that sends people to the doctor or causes them to miss work. Fortunately, while back pain is common, there are some easy preventive measures you can take to address the source of...

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Feeling age-related changes? Here’s what you can do about them.

Feeling age-related changes? Here’s what you can do about them.

It’s no secret that our bodies change as we grow older. Lifestyle, genetics, and environment all affect the ways in which we age. Though there are some unavoidable aspects of aging, medical advances in treatment and preventative care mean that people are enjoying longer and healthier lives. Here are some of the bodily changes people...

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Having trouble falling asleep? You’re not alone.

Having trouble falling asleep? You’re not alone.

You know the feeling: You can barely keep your eyes open and even start dozing watching your favorite show, but as soon as you lay down in bed, you suddenly can’t fall asleep. Some nights you can toss and turn as much as you want to no avail. Even reading a book or turning on...

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How does exercise really benefit you as you age?

How does exercise really benefit you as you age?

Aging affects your life in every way. Perhaps it comes as no surprise that onee of the most affected things is your body. Getting older can lead to loss of muscle mass, bone density, strength, agility, and balance. The heart rate slows. Arteries harden slightly, meaning your heart has to work harder to pump blood....

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5 Daily Stretches Seniors Can do to Relieve Pain (in Less Than 15 Minutes)

5 Daily Stretches Seniors Can do to Relieve Pain (in Less Than 15 Minutes)

Though some people can effortlessly contort themselves into any spine-twisting yoga pose, not all of us are naturally limber. Stretching has numerous benefits though, including improving your flexibility and range of motion. It can also improve your posture and can even help you lessen or prevent back pain. For seniors, increasing your range of motion...

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