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11 Easy Ways To Walk More and Reach Your Step Goals

11 Easy Ways To Walk More and Reach Your Step Goals

As we age, it becomes increasingly important to stay active. Exercise helps improve our overall health and can even help prevent diseases. Walking is an excellent way for older adults to exercise daily, and it's easy to do!

This blog post will discuss some easy ways for older adults to walk more and improve their health. So stay healthy and happy into your golden years by following these simple tips!

100+ Ways To Keep Busy and Fight Boredom in Retirement

100+ Ways To Keep Busy and Fight Boredom in Retirement

One of the wonderful things about getting older is finding yourself with more free time. If used correctly, this abundance of free time can be an excellent opportunity to reconnect with loved ones and enjoy hobbies new and old.

That being said, figuring out exactly what to do with your newfound freedom can also be overwhelming. And if you are not creative, you may find yourself bored and struggling to fill the hours of the day.

Fortunately, we have a list of activities that you can try out. Whether you prefer solo activities versus activities with friends and family, or activities from the comfort of your home versus venturing out into the neighborhood, we have you covered.

7 Reasons to Get Into Photography in Retirement

7 Reasons to Get Into Photography in Retirement

It might be challenging to move from a life of nonstop work and insane hours to doing very little suddenly. You've worked so hard to earn your retirement, so it's meant to be the best time of your life, with all the perks it brings. What better way to occupy those formerly nine-to-five hours than with activities that are less about productivity and more about enjoyment? But how can you make the most of my retirement years? What a great question! One great option is to try photography!

9 Fun Activities for Wheelchair Users Outside of the Home

9 Fun Activities for Wheelchair Users Outside of the Home

As we get older, many things can happen to us. For some, it's arthritis, and for others… like me… it is from a serious horse riding fall. When that happens, it can feel like we are doomed to stay at home for the rest of our lives; venturing out only when necessary.

Fortunately, things have changed a lot since I was a youngster. Now we have electric carts in many places. Some are free to use and others, such as those at theme parks, have to be rented. This can mean the difference between watching your grandchild's first roller coaster ride and just sitting at home hoping for pictures.

Here are a few of the things that we can do with our wheelchairs that weren't always available in the past:

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!

The Best Outdoor Fall Activities for Older Adults

The Best Outdoor Fall Activities for Older Adults

As the days shorten and the weather cools, there are limited days to enjoy the great fall weather and beautiful sites before winter arrives. There are many fun ways to get outside and enjoy some fall activities on your own or with your family, and the fresh air is sure to boost your mood and help improve your sleep as well. Read on to discover our recommendations for the best reasons to get outside and enjoy the season!

11 Fun and Safe Summer Activities for Older Adults

11 Fun and Safe Summer Activities for Older Adults

In the summer, many older adults find it more challenging to stay active. Extreme heat and intense rays from the sun can make it uncomfortable and even dangerous to spend time outdoors. However, older adults can still keep their mind and body active with any appropriate activity, even during the summer. Summer is a time for memories, family gatherings, and outdoor fun. It is also a time for reflection on the past year of life that has passed by. So to stay healthy mentally and physically this summer, older people can take up new activities or return to old ones that they haven't done in a while. There are plenty of things that older people can do during the summer break.

Older adults with limited mobility or without children often feel lonely during the summer months when isolated at home. So we have gathered a list of eleven safe and fun activities older adults can enjoy during the summertime.

13 Tips to Find Your Daily Exercise Motivation

13 Tips to Find Your Daily Exercise Motivation

At any age, it is normal to find it challenging to motivate yourself to get up and exercise. However, it is critical, especially for older adults, to consistently work out in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Despite the challenges of finding that motivation, there are many strategies you can apply to get yourself in the gym or wherever you like to exercise. So, if you are struggling with the motivation to exercise, we have you covered. We have gathered a list of tips that can help you finally find the inspiration to exercise!

Top 13 Ways to Find Exercise Motivation

How (and Why) To Pick Out Age-Friendly Sunglasses

How (and Why) To Pick Out Age-Friendly Sunglasses

As we age, many of us face a variety of common eye problems. It is a normal part of aging, but there are simple steps we can take to reduce these problems. Sunglasses don't just help you look fashionable and provide temporary relief from the sun. They can also protect your eyes from glare, sensitivity, cataracts, and much more, preventing long-term damage.

Therefore, it is important to be selective when shopping for your next set of shades. Here is an informative guide on what you need to look for when shopping for your sunglasses and the benefits of wearing them!

Benefits Of Wearing Sunglasses For Older Adults

Three are so many great reasons to wear sunglasses, regardless of your age. To get started, here are five reasons you should put your shades on next time you go outside!

Do You Suffer From Seasonal Allergies? 6 Tips

Do You Suffer From Seasonal Allergies? 6 Tips

Once a year, plant pollen floats through the air, and seasonal allergies make their attack on humanity. With watery eyes, scratchy throats, and runny noses, allergies can be miserable! Some people grow out of their seasonal allergies when they reach adulthood, but others experience worsening symptoms as they age. Before we get into solutions, let's dive into the cause. 

What causes seasonal allergies?

The common symptoms of seasonal allergies include dry eyes, sore throat, runny nose, and headache, among others. When allergens and irritants enter our nasal passages, our bodies' immune systems try to eliminate the potential threat by releasing histamines. These histamines cause common seasonal allergy symptoms like sore throat, blocked nose, watery eyes, and excessive mucus.

How to Deal with Seasonal Allergies

While allergy pills may alleviate allergy symptoms, they're not the answer to everything. Antihistamines often cause severe drowsiness and other various side effects, which make them dangerous to take regularly. Luckily, there are other ways that older adults can deal with seasonal allergies without taking medication.