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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.

7 Ways to Avoid Sitting Too Long

7 Ways to Avoid Sitting Too Long

There are devastating health implications from sitting too much in a day. For instance, sitting leads to reduced metabolism, weight gain, type-2 diabetes, and obesity, among other issues. Fortunately, it only takes a few minor habit changes to get yourself on the right track! The following are several easy ideas you can implement to prevent yourself from experiencing the effects of oversitting!

Make Sure You’re Getting These Vitamins This Winter

Make Sure You’re Getting These Vitamins This Winter

With the sun hiding and the temperature dropping, there is no denying the fact that winter has arrived. During this season of the year, your immune system is under a lot of stress and strain.

Nutritious food acts to protect your body from colds and diseases in the winter. To prepare your body for harsh weather, you should include essential vitamins and nutrients in your diet. Increase your consumption of healthy foods such as dry fruits, nuts, root vegetables, and oilseeds, which will keep you warm in the cold.

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!

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.

10 Healthy Muscle Recovery Tips for Older Adults

10 Healthy Muscle Recovery Tips for Older Adults

Sarcopenia is a common condition in older adults and is among the first physical signs of aging. It is characterized by the functional and anatomical loss of skeletal muscle in the body as one ages. As a result, older adults undergoing this biological change may find it hard to function well physically and may have a hard time doing even basic activities such as walking or washing dishes. Chronic or acute pain, frailty, and increased risk of fractures are common hallmark indicators of muscle loss.

Luckily, older adults can fight this muscle loss and slow down the degenerative process through some strategies like exercise.

10 Ways to Improve Your Blood Circulation

10 Ways to Improve Your Blood Circulation

It is common to feel tired and stiff as you age, and that's likely nothing to worry about. However, with age, it is also common to see worsening blood circulation. This can lead to a number of symptoms including numbness, fatigue, swelling, weakened immunity, digestive issues, and much more. We see, however, that by following some simple steps, you will be able to manage these symptoms and feel healthier with time. Consider the following recommendations to improve your circulation!

10 Foods to Provide Natual Energy All Day Long

10 Foods to Provide Natual Energy All Day Long

Lower energy levels are a part of aging and affect your wellness status. Unfortunately, you can't prevent feeling exhausted completely, but you can combat it to some extent with the right food choices.

The food you choose to eat throughout the day can help you increase your energy levels significantly. So, to help you make proper and informed eating choices, here we have a list of energy-boosting foods for older adults.