Coping with Arthritis as You Age

One side effect of aging is that many people deal with is arthritis. This swelling of the joints can leave you feeling stiff and sore. It may become more difficult to get your fingers to do the intricate tasks you once did, or maybe you feel it in your hips or ankles when you try … Continue reading Coping with Arthritis as You Age

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Senior Classes to Exercise Your Mind

There is a lot of focus on physical exercise as you age, but it is also important to exercise your mind. Challenging yourself with different activities can help to keep your mind sharper. Contact your local senior center to see what classes they offer or where there are other opportunities within your community to socialize … Continue reading Senior Classes to Exercise Your Mind

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Simple Steps to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

You only have one heart, so it’s important to take good care of it. Your heart is a powerful muscle that never stops beating from the time it develops until you eventually pass away. Unfortunately, heart disease can cause damage and keep your heart from working as effectively as possible. But there are ways that … Continue reading Simple Steps to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

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Why Getting an Annual Flu Shot is Essential for Senior Health

Flu season is in full swing, but if you haven’t already gotten your flu shot, it’s not too late. You can still get one now to help protect you during the coming months. According to the CDC, “People 65 years and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from the flu compared with … Continue reading Why Getting an Annual Flu Shot is Essential for Senior Health

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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 reason

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