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Walk-in Tubs vs. Walk-in Showers: Pros and Cons

Walk-in Tubs vs. Walk-in Showers: Pros and Cons

According to recent studies, 80% of older adults' fall injuries at home occur in the bathroom. Because of this, it is crucial to take the proper precautions and create a safe environment for seniors in the home. An important decision for the bathroom is to choose between a walk-in tub and a walk-in shower.

If you are also struggling to choose between the two, you are in the right place! Here are the pros and cons of each to help you make the right decision.

Pros and Cons of Renting a Storage Unit When Downsizing

Pros and Cons of Renting a Storage Unit When Downsizing

With every move, you have to make some serious decisions. In retirement, you need to consider several additional factors as your income is now likely limited. Many people apply for less strenuous jobs, and it's popular to consider moving to a smaller place to be frugal. Although everyone has a different way of coping with the situation, renting a storage unit could be considered a prudent approach when downsizing your house or moving to a senior living community. If you're trying to decide whether a storage unit might be right for you, here are some pros and cons to consider.

Exercising at Home? Stay Safe With These 10 Easy Tips

Exercising at Home? Stay Safe With These 10 Easy Tips

Whether it's for convenience, comfort, affordability, or safety, there are many reasons you may decide that working out at home is right for you. Exercising at home can be an excellent option as many people find that it helps them work out more often and more comfortably.

With that, while working out at home can be safer than going to the gym (more hygienic, less likely to be injured by others, fewer distractions, etc.), it presents a unique set of risks and challenges you might not have to think about as much at a gym or fitness center. So, the next time you decide to stay at home to exercise, consider the following tips for a successful workout!

7 Easy Ways To Waste Less Food

7 Easy Ways To Waste Less Food

Whether to help save the earth or to help save your wallet, there are many reasons to make efforts to waste less food. We all feel a bit guilty when we throw out half of a deliciously prepared meal or when we find ingredients in the fridge that have already gone bad. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take today to reduce your food waste!

5 Helpful Personal Hygiene Tips for Older Adults

5 Helpful Personal Hygiene Tips for Older Adults

As we get older, our bodies naturally start to change, and activities of daily living can become more challenging. It can become increasingly difficult to go through a morning routine and keep up with all the necessary steps to feel fresh and clean every day. However, it remains an important part of life and boosts self-confidence to maintain good hygiene and present yourself well to the world. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to make this process simpler. That said, here are some hygiene tips to help keep you healthy and looking great!

5+ Ways To Stay Healthy While Traveling

5+ Ways To Stay Healthy While Traveling

No matter your age, one of the most challenging parts of traveling is staying healthy. It is inevitable that you'll be exposed to new germs when you are meeting new people and exploring areas previously unfamiliar to you. It doesn't help that traveling also commonly negatively affects one's diet, sleep schedule, and exercise routines. However, there are several ways for adults over 55 to help stay healthy while traveling. By following these tips, you can make your trip as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible. Read on to learn more!

Teenage Grandchildren? 8 Activities Everyone Can Enjoy

Teenage Grandchildren? 8 Activities Everyone Can Enjoy

The never-ceasing technological advances have made teenagers quite fond of social media. However, their obsession with social websites has somehow made them isolated from society. Isn't it ironic that the platforms made to connect people are the sole reason for their alienation? Due to this reason, a lot of grandparents find it challenging to spend quality time with their older grandchildren. While some can keep up with their grandchildren's interests, some find it very daunting.

As a grandparent, you should never give up on building a friendly relationship with the older grandchildren. Not only will you be able to share your life experiences with them, but you will also be able to learn something interesting from them. So here are a few activities that grandparents can do with their teenage grandchildren.

The Importance of Proper Foot Care and 7 Tips for Healthy Feet

The Importance of Proper Foot Care and 7 Tips for Healthy Feet

Healthy feet are vital to people of all ages. Proper foot care plays an important role in maintaining balance, mobility, and independence. As such, it's necessary to understand the risks of ignoring foot health, as well as the simple ways to stay on top of it. Read on to learn more about the importance of foot care and some tips for maintaining clean and healthy feet!

6 Tips To Stay Safe When Exercising Alone

6 Tips To Stay Safe When Exercising Alone

As we age, it's important to stay active and exercise regularly for our mental and physical health. In order to keep up a regular cadence, it's not always easy to find a workout buddy or make it to a group fitness class. As a result, it can be more convenient to exercise alone. However, we need to take a few extra safety precautions when exercising alone. In this article, we'll go over some of the best safety tips for those exercising by themselves.

8 Helpful Tips for Better Medication Management

8 Helpful Tips for Better Medication Management

Whether you are responsible for taking one medication, or many, it is critical to take them as directed. Unfortunately, it can quickly get complicated to remember how and when to take each medication correctly. If done improperly, medications can interact with each other in dangerous ways, and incorrect dosages can lead to serious health problems. That said, there are a few simple things you can do to help ensure you can manage this daily task safely and with less stress. This blog post will discuss some tips for managing medications safely and effectively for older adults.