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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!

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.

7 Great Mobile Apps That Help Keep Older Adults Safe

7 Great Mobile Apps That Help Keep Older Adults Safe

Advances in technology are one of the best things to happen in the 21st century, as it allows us to connect and keep in touch with our loved ones. In addition, it makes it possible to help take care of family members even if you are not close to them. The key is to find the right mobile application that will help you take care of the older adults in your life.

So, if you have elderly members in your family, you are in the right place. Here are the top apps you can download to help improve their lives and safety.

What Are Age Spots: Prevention and Treatment

What Are Age Spots: Prevention and Treatment

Many things come with aging, including changes in our bodies, lifestyle, and much more. As the name suggests, age spots are another example. However, they don't have to be. Below, we've collected tips to help prevent and treat age spots when they appear!

What Are Age Spots?

Of course, you need to know what they are before you can treat them. Age spots are large freckle-like spots on the skin. These will usually be black, gray, or brown, and they will mostly appear in areas that are the most exposed to skin. These include your face and hands.

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.

Walk-in Tubs vs. Walk-in Showers: Pros and Cons

Walk-in Tubs vs. Walk-in Showers: Pros and Cons

According to recent studies, 80% of older adults' fall injuries at home occur in the bathroom. Because of this, it is crucial to take the proper precautions and create a safe environment for seniors in the home. An important decision for the bathroom is to choose between a walk-in tub and a walk-in shower.

If you are also struggling to choose between the two, you are in the right place! Here are the pros and cons of each to help you make the right decision.

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!

5 Helpful Personal Hygiene Tips for Older Adults

5 Helpful Personal Hygiene Tips for Older Adults

As we get older, our bodies naturally start to change, and activities of daily living can become more challenging. It can become increasingly difficult to go through a morning routine and keep up with all the necessary steps to feel fresh and clean every day. However, it remains an important part of life and boosts self-confidence to maintain good hygiene and present yourself well to the world. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to make this process simpler. That said, here are some hygiene tips to help keep you healthy and looking great!