Falling is a serious concern for many aging adults. An estimated 28-45 percent of elderly people fall each year. When an older person falls, the risk of injury isn’t the only concern; for most elderly people, it can take months to recover from injuries sustained in a fall, and such lengthy convalescence can lead to […]
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These cold winter nights get the cravings going for comfort foods, and unfortunately, many comfort foods are high in unhealthy starches and fats. However, there are plenty of satisfying meals that are good for you, while being super simple to make! Here are five easy and healthy crock pot soup recipes – make them for […]
Most of us can agree that the Fountain of Youth is a myth, and no method yet exists to completely stop or reverse aging. However, we can also likely agree that there are steps we can all take to slow down the aging process. The following are the top ten secrets for aging well, to […]
Consistent exercise isn’t the only New Year’s resolution to make for the benefit of your health! Your diet is equally important for a well-rounded, successful fitness regimen. Keep up with your resolutions for better fitness and health in 2016 with these nutritional tips… Make small steps, and stay consistent. A recent report noted that while […]
Most of us will admit that exercising in the cold, wet weather is a challenge, if not downright impossible. But it’s important to maintain a regular, healthy schedule of workouts and activity during the winter months. However, this doesn’t mean you have to go it alone and suffer through the nasty winter weather without support! […]
We’re at that time of year again, when we’ll be celebrating with loved ones, enjoying special food and gifts, and then making plans to make 2016 even better than this year. New Year’s resolutions will make up a decent portion of conversation at many a holiday table. And although lots of people will be planning […]
According to the numbers, 45 percent of Americans usually make resolutions, but only 8 percent of the people who make New Year’s resolutions actually achieve them. A lot of adults choose this time of year to make a step toward better fitness (38 percent of resolutions are about weight loss). However, a general New Year’s […]
As we age, the risk of developing dementia progressively increases. While we won’t all develop Alzheimer’s disease, maintaining good mental health is important for each and every one of us. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia; Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death […]
The options for methods to exercise are nearly endless, and yet not all of them are fun. One way that a lot of seniors find enjoyable and effective is dance to improve your health and fitness. Dance as a method of exercise provides several benefits for seniors. Its aerobic nature of movement gets your heart […]
The cold, wet weather and tempting call of cozying up by the fire with a sweet treat make this a tough time of year for your fitness regimen. There’s a near endless list of excuses for skipping exercise and ignoring the nutritional parameters you’ve placed on your diet. However, with help, you can bust through […]
- Dr. Rachel Fischer, Occupational Health M.D.