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Could Acupuncture Be Right for You?

Could Acupuncture Be Right for You?

Acupuncture is arguably one of the best alternative treatments if you don't prefer drugs or medication. While many people think it's best left for celebrities and those who distrust modern medicine, it has tons of benefits for everyone. From relieving pain to treating various health conditions, it's a treatment you may want to consider trying.

12 Tips to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

12 Tips to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

Losing a loved one is never easy. It can be especially difficult when the loss is sudden and unexpected, but you can take steps to cope with this type of grief. For example, you may find that talking to others about your feelings helps or journaling your thoughts—whatever works best for you! Here are some tips on how to cope with the loss of a loved one.

11 Habits That Are Hurting Your Flexibility and Range of Motion

11 Habits That Are Hurting Your Flexibility and Range of Motion

Do you feel stiff or tight? Are you unable to do the things that you want to because of your limited range of motion? If so, then it's time for a wake-up call. As you grow older, your body starts to feel stiff, you start feeling less flexible, and some of your daily habits are to blame for it. The habits that negatively affect your flexibility and range of motion will hinder any progress in fitness, sports performance, or overall quality of life. By following these tips below, you'll be on the road to getting back into shape!

10 Tips to Naturally and Effectively Reduce the Risk of Heartburn

10 Tips to Naturally and Effectively Reduce the Risk of Heartburn

Heartburn is a common problem for many people and is increasingly prevalent with age. It is an uncomfortable sensation of burning, pain, or discomfort in the chest. If you are experiencing heartburn for the first time, it may be worth speaking to your doctor about what might have caused it and how to prevent future episodes. However, if you suffer from chronic heartburn and have already spoken with a medical professional, there are a few things that you can do yourself, which will help both reduce symptoms and shorten the duration of each episode.

10 Tips to Prevent Heartburn

What Are the Benefits of Getting a Massage for Older Adults?

What Are the Benefits of Getting a Massage for Older Adults?

Receiving a massage helps achieve great health benefits and minimal risk. It comes with astonishing advantages that are typically unexpected from something so simple. Great research has shown that massages are even more practical and beneficial to seniors than previously understood. 

Massage therapy for seniors has seemingly endless benefits. From relieving muscle tension in the body to alleviating pain, it's a great solution to age-linked conditions. Whether you suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, or arthritis, there is a benefit for everyone. And as such, the following are some benefits of getting a massage for older adults.

10 Positivity Tips to Improve Optimism While Aging

10 Positivity Tips to Improve Optimism While Aging

Everyone ages. When we do, there are shifts away from the life that we have become used to, and these changes can cause a range of reactions in how we feel and behave. It's not always easy to accept the realities that come with aging. These feelings can cause a lack of optimism and hope for the future. Fortunately, there are some ways to maintain an optimistic point of view and to see the best of the years to come.

How to Boost Optimism Despite Age

How To Manage the Frustrations of Aging

How To Manage the Frustrations of Aging

Aging is an inherently frustrating process. Changes in our physical appearances and abilities can be psychologically complicated to process. Between hearing changes and the fast-changing culture, it can be hard to communicate with people. Gracefully as we may age, our knees, feet, and joints might get stiff or achy. These things can be intensely frustrating.

However, we don't want to spend our retirement years in frustration. We've endured enough of that in the workplace. No, we want to spend our retirement enjoying ourselves. It is, therefore, crucial to find ways of coping with frustration to keep your retirement smooth. Here are ten tips to help you manage your frustrations as you age.

10 Tips to Deal with the Frustrations of Aging

Migraines: Prevent, Alleviate, and Live Your Life

Migraines: Prevent, Alleviate, and Live Your Life

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, over 4 million adults suffer from chronic migraines. Migraines are defined as severe throbbing pain, typically on one side or area of the brain, with additional symptoms such as sensitivity to light and sound. However, this description seems to only scratch the surface of something that can be so debilitating.

Migraines aren't just painful; they're also dangerous, as they cause visual impairment, muscle weakness, and fainting. Dealing with migraines can be an uphill battle, especially for older adults, but that doesn't mean that they're impossible to overcome. Conquering your migraines will become simple if you follow the steps listed below.

How to Prevent Migraines

Understanding Poochy Belly: What to Do

Understanding Poochy Belly: What to Do

Pain is the body’s way of communicating to us that something is unbalanced. Yet, the places we often experience pain are not necessarily at the location of the movement limitation. 

Let’s consider the body and muscles as an elaborate system. When one area of the body is stuck short and tight, it is plausible that this area of tightness can tug, pull, or restrict movement, which inhibits proper functioning in other parts of the body.

Somatics explains that muscles become habituated tight and short in response to repetitive strain, injury, and stress. Muscles essentially fail to function properly - which means they stop fully contracting and stop fully releasing. This is known as Sensory Motor Amnesia - loss of the brain’s voluntary control over the muscles.

8 Ways To Maximize Your Bath After 55

8 Ways To Maximize Your Bath After 55

The importance of our bath time varies and changes throughout our entire lives. We go from babies being bathed in the kitchen sink to children who refuse to take baths at all. As young adults, we require daily grooming to remain healthy, but this becomes even more crucial as we become more advanced in years. After retirement, hygiene and cleanliness are significant factors in living our best lives.