It’s no surprise that taking the plunge at the local pool has been a favored form of exercise for older adults. It’s easy on joints, reduces the risks of injury and improves cardiovascular strength. But there are other advantages to swimming as we age. Here are five reasons why you could feel happier if you swim for exercise.
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Accidental falls, or unintentional injuries, are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. There are a number of safety measures a caregiver can take to reduce the risk of injury within their loved one’s home, but older adults can also use daily exercise to improve their sense of balance to better navigate the bumpy road ahead. Here are five everyday tips to practice and implement to prevent falls:
Everywhere I look, the green smoothie has overtaken breakfast. My friends are blending for their kids. Our CEO is drinking one during morning meetings. Random people on the street are walking around with them. But is juicing the secret to all of my wants and desires? Perhaps, but here are things to consider.
It was Henry Miller who once said, “It is a very limited concept of medicine that strives to understand disease, but not the needs of sick people.” Nowhere is that need greater than the care of our elderly. Fortunately, the healthcare industry is taking steps toward recognizing the unique needs of our senior loved ones […]
While more than 90 percent of births in the U.S. are delivered by physicians, a growing minority of women rely on midwives to provide their prenatal care and delivery. These women use state-of-the-art technology and best practices in medicine combined with a patient-centric philosophy to give expecting mothers what they believe is the highest-quality healthcare with the best overall outcomes. Interview Diana Lee, a certified nurse midwife and a women’s health nurse practitioner at Revere Health.
What do Loni Anderson, Christy Turlington, King Edward VII, Johnny Carson and more than 12 million Americans have in common? They have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Another 12 million have it but don’t know it. COPD is now the third leading cause of death in America, yet many people are […]
What’s the leading cause of injury in older adults? It’s not what you think… If I were to ask you, “What is the most likely cause of injury death for older adults?” what would you say? Car accident? Bike accident? Yoga accident? Falls are surprisingly the leading cause of injury death for adults ages 65 […]
There was no small amount of shock at my last column. My father-in-law said to me last Sunday dinner, “Did you really have two Diet Cokes, an Egg McMuffin, and a candy bar for breakfast?” I have to admit that my confession sparked a renewed interest in healthy eating. Everywhere I look, the green smoothie […]
As the weather heats up, public swimming pools beckon us to leave the comfort of our homes and venture outdoors to take a cool dip. Swimming in the public pool may be considered one of America’s favorite pastimes, but for me, no thanks. My 5 Top Reasons You Should Never Get Into A Public Swimming […]
More than one-third (34.9 percent) of American adults are obese, according to the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. A person is clinically obese if their body mass index (BMI) level is 30 or more. Overweight and obesity have become pressing global health concerns. With a higher number of bariatric and aging patients comes […]