Today is National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Exercise benefits seniors, and everyone really, in lots of ways. Physical movement can help prevent falls, maintain strength and balance, controls blood pressure and can reduce the chances of certain cancers and diabetes.
Eating a well-balanced diet helps us get the minerals and nutrients we need to be healthy. For some, cooking and eating becomes somewhat of a pleasurable activity, and can bring families closer together. But, as we age, the ability to cook and enjoy food becomes difficult.
Parkinson’s disease attacks and damages the nerves in the brain. Common side effects of the disease include muscle stiffness, tremors in the head and/or hands, slowness in movement and impaired balance. But did you know that women are less like likely to develop Parkinson’s?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. The Parkinson’s Foundation estimates that 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease every year, and almost 1 million people in the US are living with the disease. Signs and
There are several options when it comes to figuring out what to do when it comes to senior care. Some options include: home care/aging in place, assisted living, retirement living, and nursing home living. But how do you know which option is best for you or a loved one? The
In need of a quick and easy, low-carb dinner idea? Check out this recipe from Diabetes Self Management. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided 2 tablespoons of reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon of salt
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that can occur at any age, but the chances of developing it is higher in older adults, specifically those 60 years and older. What is RA? When someone has RA, the tissue lining the joints in the body become thickened. This
When you get prescribed new medications, it’s common to ask your doctor if they are compatible to mix with any other prescription medications you may currently be taking. But, did you know that it’s equally as important to ask what types of foods don’t mix well with certain
Valentine’s Day is around the corner! If you’re looking for a sweet, diabetic-friendly treat to give to that special someone in your life, check out this Raspberry Heart Cookie recipe from Diabetic Gourmet. Ingredients: 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup light
According to alz.org, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. We’ve all been told for forever that fueling our bodies with good food can not only improve our overall mood, but it can help with our brain health. Experts say that the food we consume,
It’s no secret that as we age, the cartilage, which is the cushion in between our joints, wears down. Although there is nothing we can do about the aging process that our bodies go through, there are some changes you can make to help be a bit nicer on your joints. 1. Smoking
Looking for a low-carb, diabetic-friendly snack you can indulge in this holiday seasons? Below is a recipe for Deviled Eggs from Diabetes Self Management. Ingredients: 6 eggs 1/4 ounce cup of (1%) low-fat cottage cheese 3 tablespoons of fat-free ranch dressing 2 tablespoons