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How to Prevent and Heal Dry Chapped Lips

How to Prevent and Heal Dry Chapped Lips

Reasons For Dry Chapped Lips

The skin on our lips is different than the skin on the rest of the body. That is because lips are much more delicate and thin. Besides that, our lips don't have oil glands, which means they cannot produce moisture.

Of course, when you combine this factor with the dry weather, our lips can become chapped and dry. Because of this, one needs to constantly moisturize lips in the winter season to ensure hydration.

9 Tips to Stick To Your Diet through the Holidays

9 Tips to Stick To Your Diet through the Holidays

For many, one thing that marks the holidays is plenty of food to go around for everyone. Tasty treats, delicious desserts, and family members and friends want you to try all kinds of wonderful homemade holiday dishes. This cheerful time of the year can be filled with excellent meals and delicacies. Unfortunately, this can make sticking to a diet particularly challenging for people of all ages.

Often, we have sentimental attachments to delicacies that mark our holiday traditions. As such, missing out on them is harder than the pressure of sticking to your diet. So, if you are in this position, here are helpful tips for sticking to your diet through the holidays!

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Winter Utilities

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Winter Utilities

Nothing wears down your monthly budget like the utility bills. And now that winter is here, it's about to get even worse. With people spending more time indoors in the winter, energy usage increases even more. What's more, the extremely cold climate in this season demands the frequent use of heating systems. Since you can't survive without heating the house, this causes higher monthly utility bills. Fortunately, there are ways to save on winter utilities that seniors can rely on. These tips are simple to implement and will ensure there's no strain on their finances. With that said, let's have a look at them:

8 Ways to Relax Your Mind

8 Ways to Relax Your Mind

Sparing time for relaxation is crucial, especially for older adults. It can help improve mental health as well as physical well-being. In addition, relaxation can help combat several health conditions, such as arthritis, nausea, and chronic headaches, among others.

It's also important to point out that we're living in stressful times. There's a deadly pandemic and a regular need for isolation. As such, these evoke acute stress among seniors. In addition to various chronic conditions that are age bound, seniors are also dealing with increased loneliness and social isolation.

All these stressful situations piling up on one individual often leads to depression. Luckily there are some simple things you can do to minimize the effects. .

The Safety Net – Paying for Long-Term Care with Medicaid

The Safety Net – Paying for Long-Term Care with Medicaid

Planning for long-term care expenses seems to involve a lot of wishful thinking for many. In a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, only about a third said they were confident they would be able to pay long-term care expenses. Despite this, 54% of respondents said they had done little or no planning for these needs.

One example of wishful thinking is that government programs like Medicare or Medicaid will pay long-term care expenses.

How to Increase Vitamin D Levels All Year

How to Increase Vitamin D Levels All Year

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones as it helps in calcium absorption from food. Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with rickets, a bone disease in children. It causes bone pain, slow growth, and brittle bones that can result in deformities. However, studies increasingly demonstrate the essential role of vitamin D in preventing various health problems. According to a study published in 2018, approximately 40% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. It has even been described as a global health problem and "An Ignored Epidemic".

How to Improve Your Patience: 7 Strategies

How to Improve Your Patience: 7 Strategies

The quality of our lives is largely determined by the patience we have. If you're getting frustrated and angry at everything that's going on around you, it might be time to take a step back and think about what's really important in life. When we don't feel like being patient with people, how can anyone expect us to be patient with ourselves?

As we age, it can be challenging to maintain our patience. We may find that we are more easily frustrated with the little things in life. This article will give you some tips on how older people can improve their patience and live a happier lifestyle.

Control Your Appetite: 9 Tips to Prevent Overeating

Control Your Appetite: 9 Tips to Prevent Overeating

Millions of people worldwide suffer from some form of eating disorder. This condition affects people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. One group most affected by it is older adults. When you are 55 years of age or older, your immunity starts to decline, so you want to eat the healthiest of foods and eat a reasonable amount. Both shortage and excess of food can cause unique issues.

Overeating can be caused by many different things, including depression, anxiety, and even just a love for food. Regardless of the reason, overeating can cause various medical conditions, including obesity, cardiovascular problems, digestive issues, and many other conditions.

Fortunately, there are many ways you can prevent overeating. This article will look at a few tips that can help you prevent overeating.

How Your Home Can Help Pay for Long-Term Care

How Your Home Can Help Pay for Long-Term Care

The majority (76%) of those over 50 say they would prefer to continue living in their own home as long as they can. However, this is not always possible, and other senior living options like assisted living may need to be considered. Yet, such long-term care options can be costly. For instance, one year of assisted living can cost over $50,000 per year. If memory care or skilled nursing is required, the annual cost can be up to twice as much.

Unless one has long-term care insurance or can qualify for Medicaid, most people will need to tap all their assets, including equity in one's home, to pay for long-term care.

There are four ways to leverage home equity to finance long term care:

How to Help a Loved One Adapt to New Tech

How to Help a Loved One Adapt to New Tech

As we age, it becomes harder and harder to keep up with the changes that are occurring in technology. As society continues to move toward more digital storage and access, it is even more challenging to keep pace. Helping your loved ones adapt to the new digital landscape will take patience, attention, and different types of resources. Follow the tips below to help teach your loved ones to keep up with changing technology.