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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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These Inexpensive Gadgets Can Make Your Life Easier

These Inexpensive Gadgets Can Make Your Life Easier

As we get older, it becomes more common to experience mobility difficulties. These can be caused by any number of health issues, such as arthritis, stroke, or injury, and they can also make it harder to live independently. Fortunately, there are a number of products on the market designed to make life significantly easier for...

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10 Medications You Shouldn’t Take With Alcohol

10 Medications You Shouldn’t Take With Alcohol

When you take medication, it becomes a routine that you don’t even think about. This is true for a lot of Americans—55% of Americans take prescription medication regularly. One thing you might not think about if you take medication, though, are the other things you’re consuming throughout the day. Consuming alcohol while taking certain medications...

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This condition affects nearly 10% of Americans. Here’s what you need to know.

This condition affects nearly 10% of Americans. Here’s what you need to know.

As of 2015, diabetes was one of the most common conditions in America, affecting 30.3 million Americans. This equates to 9.4% of the U.S. population, making it a growing health problem. This is especially true because 84.1 million Americans live with prediabetes, which often leads to type 2 diabetes if left untreated. Altogether, diabetes and prediabetes...

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Does alcohol tolerance change when you get older?

Does alcohol tolerance change when you get older?

When we get older, it’s not uncommon for our bodies to react differently to the foods and drinks we enjoyed when we were younger. This is especially true with alcohol. Some people become extra sensitive to alcohol, which means even a small amount could cause problems.  Risks These problems aren’t just things like saying the...

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This Feature is a Luxury AND a Safety Upgrade

This Feature is a Luxury AND a Safety Upgrade

After working long, tiring hours in your younger years, retirement is the time to slow down, take it easy, and relax. Not only is this well-deserved, it helps your mind and body relieve stress. Whether you enjoy listening to soothing music, practicing mindful meditation, or soaking in a warm bath, there are a number of...

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Yes, Men Need Health Screenings, Too

Yes, Men Need Health Screenings, Too

We’ve all heard the phrases. “Man up.” “Take it like a man.” “Don’t be such a girl.” These common sayings make men feel like they need to be tough and infallible. Tough men may be, but they’re not infallible—men need healthcare just like everyone else to live long, healthy lives. In a survey of more...

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Look Out For These Age-Related Eye Changes

Look Out For These Age-Related Eye Changes

As we get older, it’s common for adults to need some type of vision correction. In fact, up to 75% of adults use some type of vision correction, such as glasses or contacts. Eye conditions also become more common with age. Sadly, several age-related eye conditions can lead to permanent vision loss, which is why...

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