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Posts about Wellness (3):

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!

7 Daily Habits That Are Hurting Your Joint Health

7 Daily Habits That Are Hurting Your Joint Health

Many of us tend to overlook the importance of our joints in daily life. However, healthy joints allow our bodies to function properly and move without pain. On the other hand, poor joint health can wreak havoc on the body and make even small tasks feel burdensome. Everyone is guilty of habits that contribute to poor joint health. Fortunately, there are some easy strategies you can incorporate into your daily routine to reverse the effects of these habits.

How to Reduce Salt in Your Diet, at Home or Dining Out

How to Reduce Salt in Your Diet, at Home or Dining Out

If you like to liberally sprinkle salt on your food, you should be careful. Consuming too much salt can shorten your life by several years. According to the FDA, "The recommended limit for sodium is 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day for people 14 years and older. But people in the U.S. consume 3,400 mg per day on average!"

It's surprising how rapidly our daily salt intake can add up, especially when you realize most of the salt consumed isn't from sprinkling it on top of a meal.

7 Ways to Avoid Sitting Too Long

7 Ways to Avoid Sitting Too Long

There are devastating health implications from sitting too much in a day. For instance, sitting leads to reduced metabolism, weight gain, type-2 diabetes, and obesity, among other issues. Fortunately, it only takes a few minor habit changes to get yourself on the right track! The following are several easy ideas you can implement to prevent yourself from experiencing the effects of oversitting!