Getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis can be challenging for some older adults. Lower melatonin levels, anxiety about aging, medications, and age-related health conditions like sleep apnea can cause seniors to have difficulties sleeping. In fact, according to a National Sleep Foundation study, 44% of older adults will experience insomnia at least a few nights a week or more. … Read More
Winter nutrition may be overlooked, yet is vital. The colder months can pose challenges for older adults when it comes to healthy eating when cold weather and dangerous snowy roads can mean less trips to the grocery store for fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s easy to get our required daily dose of fresh produce in the summer when delicious tomatoes and peaches are in season, but it’s equally important to meet goals for winter nutrition.
You don’t have to be young and flexible to do yoga. In fact, the ancient practice is perfect for those who want to keep their mind sharp, muscles strong, and stress at bay. Recent studies have found that yoga is a great addition to other forms of physical exercise for older adults thanks to its focus on calming the mind while moving the body.
Thanks to advancements in technology, today’s senior has more opportunities than ever to remain healthy and active and be better at staying connected with family and friends. Growing older in a high-tech world means you can communicate with loved ones faster and easier, track your health and fitness goals, and continue to enjoy your favorite activities, like reading and exploring your community, with ease.
Practicing bathroom safety procedures are predictably worth the effort to reduce injuries and increase comfort. It may be the smallest room in your home, but it’s certainly not the safest. According the Centers for Disease Control, every year about 200,000 people visit emergency rooms due to injuries sustained in the bathroom. In fact, about 70% of injuries at home happen in the bathroom. … Read More