Heat Stress in Older Adults

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Older adults (that is, people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons: Older adults do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature. They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat. They … Continue reading Heat Stress in Older Adults

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Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

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Caring for aging parents can be a rewarding yet time-consuming and stressful job. You want to ensure that they are receiving the best care possible, they are safe, and their needs are met, yet you must still balance your own life, family, career, and needs at the same time. There are only so many hours … Continue reading Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

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Incorporating More Fruits & Vegetables into Your Diet

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is a key part of good health, especially for seniors. Replacing processed foods with fresh options ensures that you’re receiving more vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Summer is a wonderful time to find fresh produce of all colors or try your hand at growing your own. September is “Fruits & Veggies … Continue reading Incorporating More Fruits & Vegetables into Your Diet

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Fun Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is in full swing, and temperatures are soaring. As nice as some fresh air can be, spending too much time outdoors can put seniors at increased risk for heat exhaustion, heat stroke, dehydration, and other health concerns. Staying indoors in the air conditioning is ideal, but that can mean getting creative so your senior … Continue reading Fun Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

Staying active is healthy for the body and the mind. Not only does exercise keep your body fit and flexible and help ward off disease and injury, it can boost your mood and alleviate stress. Some seniors find that they are not able to be as active as they were in their younger years, but … Continue reading Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

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