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Make Sure You’re Getting These Vitamins This Winter

Make Sure You’re Getting These Vitamins This Winter

With the sun hiding and the temperature dropping, there is no denying the fact that winter has arrived. During this season of the year, your immune system is under a lot of stress and strain.

Nutritious food acts to protect your body from colds and diseases in the winter. To prepare your body for harsh weather, you should include essential vitamins and nutrients in your diet. Increase your consumption of healthy foods such as dry fruits, nuts, root vegetables, and oilseeds, which will keep you warm in the cold.

2021's Top 10 Blog Posts You Might Have Missed

2021's Top 10 Blog Posts You Might Have Missed

As the year comes to a close, we are happy to have the chance to reflect on the past year's learnings and experiences. Yesterday, we published a collection of our most popular blog posts of the past year. This post will focus on ten of the posts from 2021 that flew under the radar and you are most likely to have missed. If you didn't see these posts throughout the year, you can still visit the links below and check them out now! To avoid missing future posts, please consider subscribing to our blog!

Top 10 Popular Posts of 2021: Wellness, Lifestyle, and Aging

Top 10 Popular Posts of 2021: Wellness, Lifestyle, and Aging
As we look forward to the coming of the new year, we are excited to share with you a recap of your favorite content from 2021. The following are the web's favorite blog posts published by Cantissimo Senior Living this year. In case you missed any, now is a good time to check them out! This is part one of two of the 2021 recap series  and features the most popular posts from the year. Enjoy!

How to Prevent and Heal Dry Chapped Lips

How to Prevent and Heal Dry Chapped Lips

Reasons For Dry Chapped Lips

The skin on our lips is different than the skin on the rest of the body. That is because lips are much more delicate and thin. Besides that, our lips don't have oil glands, which means they cannot produce moisture.

Of course, when you combine this factor with the dry weather, our lips can become chapped and dry. Because of this, one needs to constantly moisturize lips in the winter season to ensure hydration.

9 Tips to Stick To Your Diet through the Holidays

9 Tips to Stick To Your Diet through the Holidays

For many, one thing that marks the holidays is plenty of food to go around for everyone. Tasty treats, delicious desserts, and family members and friends want you to try all kinds of wonderful homemade holiday dishes. This cheerful time of the year can be filled with excellent meals and delicacies. Unfortunately, this can make sticking to a diet particularly challenging for people of all ages.

Often, we have sentimental attachments to delicacies that mark our holiday traditions. As such, missing out on them is harder than the pressure of sticking to your diet. So, if you are in this position, here are helpful tips for sticking to your diet through the holidays!

8 Ways to Relax Your Mind

8 Ways to Relax Your Mind

Sparing time for relaxation is crucial, especially for older adults. It can help improve mental health as well as physical well-being. In addition, relaxation can help combat several health conditions, such as arthritis, nausea, and chronic headaches, among others.

It's also important to point out that we're living in stressful times. There's a deadly pandemic and a regular need for isolation. As such, these evoke acute stress among seniors. In addition to various chronic conditions that are age bound, seniors are also dealing with increased loneliness and social isolation.

All these stressful situations piling up on one individual often leads to depression. Luckily there are some simple things you can do to minimize the effects. .

How to Increase Vitamin D Levels All Year

How to Increase Vitamin D Levels All Year

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones as it helps in calcium absorption from food. Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with rickets, a bone disease in children. It causes bone pain, slow growth, and brittle bones that can result in deformities. However, studies increasingly demonstrate the essential role of vitamin D in preventing various health problems. According to a study published in 2018, approximately 40% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. It has even been described as a global health problem and "An Ignored Epidemic".

Control Your Appetite: 9 Tips to Prevent Overeating

Control Your Appetite: 9 Tips to Prevent Overeating

Millions of people worldwide suffer from some form of eating disorder. This condition affects people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. One group most affected by it is older adults. When you are 55 years of age or older, your immunity starts to decline, so you want to eat the healthiest of foods and eat a reasonable amount. Both shortage and excess of food can cause unique issues.

Overeating can be caused by many different things, including depression, anxiety, and even just a love for food. Regardless of the reason, overeating can cause various medical conditions, including obesity, cardiovascular problems, digestive issues, and many other conditions.

Fortunately, there are many ways you can prevent overeating. This article will look at a few tips that can help you prevent overeating.

Why You Feel Dizzy (And What to Do about It)

Why You Feel Dizzy (And What to Do about It)

Have you ever felt your head spinning, and suddenly the surroundings started to get blurry? Of course, you have. The condition is known as dizziness and is very common among older adults. 24% of people aged 72 and older even report experiencing chronic dizziness. Although it is not necessarily serious nor a disease, it can be a dangerous symptom of several underlying conditions.

What Is Dizziness?

Dizziness is when people feel lightheadedness, vertigo, faintness, and imbalance. The condition involves sensory organs like ears and eyes, so you might experience blurred vision or be unable to properly hear for a short time. It doesn't cause any harm, but some older people have reported injuries after falling due to dizziness.

If you experience dizziness once in a while, it may not be a problem. However, you should see a doctor if you have frequent episodes of dizziness.

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.