We all have five basic senses -- sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. And if you’ve never had any major issues with these senses, you most likely have taken them for granted. In other words, you don’t really know how precious these senses are until you lose one!
When it comes to which exercises or sports you “should” enjoy or try, the expression “age is just a number” definitely applies. The truth, as much as we have been taught otherwise, is that age has very little to do with which physical activities a person should consider for protecting their physical and emotional health.
Since many gyms will continue to be closed for the foreseeable future, a large number of my fellow boomers are now looking for the activity trackers they either got themselves or received as holiday and birthday gifts for “when I start walking” to lose these extra pounds.
I know it may feel overwhelming to take on an extra activity right now, but doing so can be extremely beneficial to both your physical and mental health, especially if you are a boomer.
A recent study found evidence which showed that older adults with lower vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to older adults who had adequate vitamin K levels, according to one report discussing the study.
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Nutrition and stress have a mutual cause-and-effect relationship. In addition to motivating us to eat comfort foods, stress may impact how effective our body is at using the nutrients contained in the food we eat. Moreover, the nutritional value of the foods we eat can increase or decrease our stress levels.
Many people help manage their health online through their doctor’s online patient portals. Through these portals, patients can usually ask for medication refills, look at lab test results and x-rays, monitor and make updates to their medical history and safely email their doctors.
A recent study conducted by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found evidence which suggested that in older adults, insomnia may increase the risk of having difficulty overcoming depressive symptoms.
As we get older, our immune system – which is responsible for fighting off viruses like the coronavirus – does not usually respond as quickly or as forcefully to pathogens as it used to when we were younger. This is one of those inescapable facts of aging, much like getting wrinkles or going gray.
Hula hooping is low-impact (so it’s easy on the knees and other joints), fun and only requires one easily storable piece of equipment - a hula hoop! You can hula hoop alone or start some friendly hula hooping competition with your kids, partner or spouse.
After learning more about pickleball and its benefits, I can tell you that I am ready to join the ranks of the more than 3.3 million “picklers,” the overwhelming majority of whom are over 55, in the United States.
This news story from 2018 discusses a man by the name of Ronald Brockwell who was celebrating his 100th birthday at the time. Brockwell’s daughter attributed his longevity to golf.
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