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Calcium and Aging: How to Ensure You Are Getting Enough

Calcium and Aging: How to Ensure You Are Getting Enough

One symptom of aging is a gradual and inevitable loss of calcium in your bones. The older you get, the more likely you are to suffer from weak muscles, stiff joints, and even osteoporosis. But what role does calcium play in healthy aging? Why does it happen? This post addresses these concerns so you can be sure to get enough calcium as you age!

The Best Senior Influencers to Follow on Social Media

The Best Senior Influencers to Follow on Social Media

As social media continues to grow as media technologies improve, influencer culture is growing too. An influencer is someone who obtains a large following on their social media platforms by connecting with their audience. Influencers frequently use their following to promote themselves or sponsor brands. Although the vast majority of influencers are young, senior social media stars are rising. Unlike many of their generation, senior influencers “get” social media and use it to promote their personal brands.

Watch for These Tripping Hazards in Your Home and Yard

Watch for These Tripping Hazards in Your Home and Yard

Tripping hazards in the home can go unnoticed until they cause an irreversible accident. It is reported by the CDC that more than 25% of adults 65 and older fall each year. While some falls are relatively harmless, approximately 20% of falls result in serious injuries such as broken bones or a head injury. Fortunately, you can take simple precautionary steps to minimize the risk of falling in your home. Discussed below are common tripping hazards and how to manage them!

9 Great Activities for Older Adults with Hearing Loss

9 Great Activities for Older Adults with Hearing Loss

As we age, many changes in our bodies affect all our senses. Be it your sense of sight, hearing, or another, our organs don't function the way they used to. While hearing loss cannot be altogether avoided, we can choose healthy activities to entertain ourselves and boost the healthy functioning of our brains. We have compiled a list of the top nine activities for people with hearing loss. Enjoy!

8 Hiking Safety Tips for Older Adults

8 Hiking Safety Tips for Older Adults

Hiking is one of the best exercises that offers you fresh air, cardio, and more. There are trails everywhere, and if the weather calls for it, you can experience incredible views and health benefits. However, it is crucial to follow hiking safety tips in order to make the most of your experience. The following tips will help to ensure you are prepared for your next excursion!

7 Daily Habits That Are Hurting Your Joint Health

7 Daily Habits That Are Hurting Your Joint Health

Many of us tend to overlook the importance of our joints in daily life. However, healthy joints allow our bodies to function properly and move without pain. On the other hand, poor joint health can wreak havoc on the body and make even small tasks feel burdensome. Everyone is guilty of habits that contribute to poor joint health. Fortunately, there are some easy strategies you can incorporate into your daily routine to reverse the effects of these habits.

What Is a Retirement Vision Board? How to Create Yours

What Is a Retirement Vision Board? How to Create Yours

When it comes to retirement, everyone has different ideas in mind. Even so, we all face a common dilemma: How do you transform your amazing dreams into a reality? Here is where the retirement vision board comes in handy.

It entails creating an inspiring collage of pictures or images that reflect your ultimate dream during retirement. It will serve as enlightenment as you cross the bridge to your new phases in life. For more information on the retirement vision board, read on:

Continuing Education Opportunities for Seniors in Each State

Continuing Education Opportunities for Seniors in Each State

Older adults often face boredom with the extra time on their hands after retirement. Continuing education is a great way to fill time, activate the brain, and develop new interests or hobbies. Some websites provide online courses to seniors, and many colleges throughout the United States offer affordable or free courses to seniors.

How to Reduce Salt in Your Diet, at Home or Dining Out

How to Reduce Salt in Your Diet, at Home or Dining Out

If you like to liberally sprinkle salt on your food, you should be careful. Consuming too much salt can shorten your life by several years. According to the FDA, "The recommended limit for sodium is 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day for people 14 years and older. But people in the U.S. consume 3,400 mg per day on average!"

It's surprising how rapidly our daily salt intake can add up, especially when you realize most of the salt consumed isn't from sprinkling it on top of a meal.