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How To Wake up Better and Beat Morning Grogginess

How To Wake up Better and Beat Morning Grogginess

Some people wake up refreshed in the morning and start their days immediately by taking a shower. However, many people of all ages suffer from sleep inertia after waking up. This means that you may wake up feeling groggy and less focused.
If you suffer from morning grogginess, you're in the right place. The issue can be resolved by maintaining specific habits. So here is your guide to wake up better and beat morning grogginess!

What Is Adaptive Clothing? Benefits for Older Adults

What Is Adaptive Clothing? Benefits for Older Adults

Clothing is a crucial aspect of our everyday lives. We need functional and practical clothes to get through the day comfortably and safely.

As much as they are essential, getting clothes on and off can sometimes be a challenge, especially for the elderly and those who require special care. As people age or experience declining health, previously easy activities like dressing and undressing can become challenging.

This inability to get dressed can keep people from engaging in activities they love, leading to emotional and physical stress.

Adaptive clothing is a very effective way to overcome this challenge. Adaptive clothing, through various mechanisms and adaptations, can make dressing and undressing easier and less stressful.

Preventing Falls: Your Mindset Matters

Preventing Falls: Your Mindset Matters

The headline says it all: "Ivana Trump, ex-wife of former President Trump, died from fall: Medical examiner". Found at the bottom of a set of stairs, the 73-year-old victim's cause of death was ruled by the medical examiner determined the cause of death was "blunt impact injuries to the torso sustained as the result of a fall."

The risk of falls for older adults is significant. The Centers for Disease Control reported that in 2018, 35.6 million falls occurred among those 65 and older. Of these, 8.4 million resulted in injuries, and about 32,000 people died from falls.

Hip fractures are a common injury resulting from older adult falls. Over 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. Women represent about 75% of all hip fractures.

On the positive side, however, those 65 and older can take steps to reduce the risk of falls. Most advice about preventing falls focuses on environmental changes. That's the "outer game." For example, making changes to one's home. Just as important, however, is the "inner game" of fall prevention.

4 Great Advantages of Single Level Living

4 Great Advantages of Single Level Living

One-story homes are a special kind of home with many benefits. As we get older, it can be hard to think about and do things like climb stairs. It becomes increasingly important for our homes to be affordable and easy to navigate, maintain, and enjoy our time in. Below, we've outlined several reasons to consider living in a one-level home!

Getting Started With Medicare: How Can You Prepare?

Getting Started With Medicare: How Can You Prepare?

 

Most Americans reaching age 65 achieve a significant milestone: Medicare eligibility. Launched in 1965, Medicare is a national health insurance program created and administered by the U.S. government and funded primarily via payroll taxes. Prior to its inception, over half of Americans, 65 or older, had no health insurance.

The program started with coverage for hospital stays (Part A) and other medical expenses like doctor fees (Part B). These two parts, known as "Original Medicare," operate as a "fee-for-service" system where a provider (e.g., hospital or doctor) gets paid for each service delivered.

9 Ways to Include More Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet!

9 Ways to Include More Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet!

Filling your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables is one of the greatest ways to ensure you obtain all the nutrients you require daily. In addition to vitamins, minerals, and fiber, consuming a rainbow of bright foods enhances the flavor and texture of your meals. Most of these foods have few calories and are packed with nutrients that can aid in the fight against cancer, heart disease, and other diseases. Even if you're not a vegetable lover, there are many ways you can sneak fruits and vegetables into your meals.

Some of your favorite dishes may be high in calories. This does not necessarily imply that you should eat less of those dishes. You may make lower-calorie versions of a few of your favorite foods by using low-calorie vegetables and fruits in place of components with more calories. Fruits and vegetables provide volume to your dishes with water and fiber, allowing you to consume the same quantity of food while consuming fewer calories. Generally speaking, vegetables and fruits are nutritious and naturally low in calories and fat.

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!