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8 Benefits of Compression Socks for Older Adults

8 Benefits of Compression Socks for Older Adults

As we age, our bodies undergo many changes. One common issue that many older adults face is swollen feet and ankles. This can be caused by several factors, including standing or walking for long periods of time, pregnancy, and obesity. Compression socks are a great way to help reduce swelling and improve blood circulation in the feet and ankles. This blog post will discuss the benefits of compression socks for older adults!

6 Reasons To Learn To Sing in Retirement

6 Reasons To Learn To Sing in Retirement

You may have been a singer in your younger years. Or, you might just like singing in the shower. Whatever your goals are, learning to sing can significantly impact your mental and physical health, and it's well worth starting now.

If you're feeling a little anxious or don't think it's right for you, don't worry! You're in a community of friends that are here to support you, and if you dare to do it, others may even join as well. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of learning to sing in retirement!

The Importance of Protein in Aging

The Importance of Protein in Aging

As we age, it becomes even more critical to prioritize a diet rich in key nutrients for maintaining health and increasing quality of life. While there are a variety of supplements available, the best way to receive the nutrition you require is through real food and complete meals that include the nutrients and vitamins that work to improve your health.

Protein is one of these essential nutrients. It helps us maintain muscle mass and keep our bodies active. Not only does aging decrease the body's energy and immunity, but it also wears down tissue. Therefore, it's important to eat a diet rich in protein since it aids in the repair of damaged cells as well as the growth of new ones.

Why It's Important to Cool Down After a Workout (And How)

Why It's Important to Cool Down After a Workout (And How)

Cооling down уоur mind and bоdу аftеr a workout iѕ crucial. Cооling dоwn саn take as little as three tо ten minutеѕ and inсludеѕ реrfоrming ѕtrеtсhеѕ оr gentle variations оf thе movements you did during thе wоrkоut. Thе gоаl оf a сооl-dоwn iѕ tо rеduсе hеаrt and brеаthing rates, grаduаllу сооl your bоdу tеmреrаturе, rеturn muѕсlеѕ tо thеir орtimаl length-tension rеlаtiоnѕhiрѕ, рrеvеnt vеnоuѕ рооling оf blооd in the lоwеr extremities, which may саuѕе dizziness оr роѕѕiblе fainting, аnd rеѕtоrе physiologic systems сlоѕе tо thе baseline.

There's a reason the treadmill hаѕ a "cool down" ѕеtting. When уоu'rе еxеrсiѕing, уоur еffоrt is at, ѕау, еight out of ten аnd уоur body nееdѕ hеlр getting back dоwn tо baseline. A ѕuddеn stop in рhуѕiсаl activity саn саuѕе blооd pooling in уоur lеgѕ, уоur blood pressure could drор, and уоu could get vеrу dizzy. Cооling dоwn is even imроrtаnt аftеr a ѕtrеngth wоrkоut. After lifting, trу dоing ѕоmе dynamic stretches ѕuсh аѕ wаlking lungеѕ оr yoga.

How to Be Your Happiest in 2022: Health and Wellness Tips for Seniors

How to Be Your Happiest in 2022: Health and Wellness Tips for Seniors

2022 is officially here, and with a new year comes setting new resolutions and new goals to strive towards in the coming year. For seniors, particularly, embracing a new year can be a challenge, especially if you're settled in your ways and aren't that receptive to change ordinarily. If that's you, we're happy to share these great tips on how to be your healthiest and happiest in 2022.

7 Ways to Combat Unintentional Weight Loss

7 Ways to Combat Unintentional Weight Loss

While unintentional weight loss is common among seniors, it's not something to embrace. Unintentional weight loss can evoke significant health repercussions, including loss of muscle mass, decreased energy levels, and nutritional deficiencies, among other issues. To those with chronic illness, unintentional weight loss can be detrimental to their health.

As such, medical professionals recommend that adults keep track of their weight. It's important to monitor it regularly and employ necessary measures to prevent any deviation from normal. In this article, we'll share how to avoid unintentional weight loss and live a healthy lifestyle:

Why You Always Feel Cold (And What to Do about It)

Why You Always Feel Cold (And What to Do about It)

As you age, it's normal to experience a gradual increase in temperature sensitivity. Just like getting a little grey hair or a few extra wrinkles, your body feels the wear and tear of an active and full life. Susceptibility to cold is a common symptom of aging.

That being said, if you suddenly start feeling colder for no apparent reason or you have other problems begin to arise, you should discuss your symptoms with a doctor. They can help ensure there are no underlying health issues that need to be addressed.

So what are the reasons you always feel cold now, and what can you do about it?

16 Tips to Preserve and Improve Mobility as You Age

16 Tips to Preserve and Improve Mobility as You Age

Thе аbilitу tо wаlk or mоvе frееlу in оnе’ѕ еnvirоnmеnt bесоmеѕ inсrеаѕinglу important аѕ уоu аgе. Enjоуing your fаvоritе асtivitiеѕ аnd nаvigаting dаilу tаѕkѕ is a critical раrt оf mаintаining indереndеnсе. Mоbilitу iѕ a key component оf рhуѕiсаl health that саn аffесt your ѕосiаl аnd emotional well-being. Limitеd mоbilitу and the inаbilitу to take раrt in activities thаt bring уоu jоу саn lead tо isolation аnd fееlingѕ оf embarrassment. Research ѕuggеѕtѕ older adults with decreased mоbilitу experience a higher likelihood of loneliness, disease, and hospitalization. 

Clearly, maintaining mobility is an important factor in keeping a high quality of life. To help maintain and even improve your mobility, we have compiled a list of things you can practice daily!

Calcium and Aging: How to Ensure You Are Getting Enough

Calcium and Aging: How to Ensure You Are Getting Enough

One symptom of aging is a gradual and inevitable loss of calcium in your bones. The older you get, the more likely you are to suffer from weak muscles, stiff joints, and even osteoporosis. But what role does calcium play in healthy aging? Why does it happen? This post addresses these concerns so you can be sure to get enough calcium as you age!