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Here’s How Your Diet Can Help Fight (Or Cause) Inflammation

Here’s How Your Diet Can Help Fight (Or Cause) Inflammation

Inflammation is a phenomenon that many people are familiar with. It's a response of our bodies to fight off an infection, injury, or certain irritants. Although inflammation occurs to protect you, it can be very disturbing and discomforting. Inflammation can occur from smoking or low levels of physical activity, but sometimes it's caused by food as well.

If you are bothered by inflammation regularly or want to avoid inflammation, it's best to avoid the foods that cause it. Fortunately, there are many foods that fight inflammation too. This article will discuss foods that cause inflammation and those you can consume to fight inflammation.

How To Help Seniors Starting To Show Signs of Memory Decline

How To Help Seniors Starting To Show Signs of Memory Decline

As our loved ones age, it's not uncommon for them to start showing signs of memory decline. While this can be a normal part of aging, it can be difficult to watch our loved ones struggle with their memories. If you're looking for ways to help a senior who is starting to show signs of memory decline, there are a few things you can do to help.

12 Easy Ways To Avoid Eating Out

12 Easy Ways To Avoid Eating Out

Eating out is commonly one of the most enjoyable parts of our days. It can be a nice break from our routine, a chance to try something new and experience something different, or an excuse to treat ourselves to a bit of pampering. But, if you're eating out frequently, it can become a significant burden on your wallet and health.

No matter why you frequently eat out, you may break the habit, eat healthier food, and save a lot of money. In fact, if you're anything like the typical American, eating at home will save you nearly $3,000 a year compared to eating out. While eating out is convenient and understandable given everyone's hectic schedules, the costs may quickly rise.

That said, we've compiled several great tips to help you achieve your goal of eating out less!

9 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses

9 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses

You may think of sunglasses as a fashion statement, but they more than just bring out your style. There are many benefits of wearing sunglasses for older adults. Sunglasses can protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays, which can cause cataracts and other vision problems. They can also help reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in older adults.

This blog post will discuss the benefits of wearing sunglasses and how they can help improve your vision health!

Try These 13 Foods To Improve Your Digestive Health

Try These 13 Foods To Improve Your Digestive Health

Everyone occasionally experiences digestive problems such as an upset stomach, gas, indigestion, nausea, constipation, or diarrhea. However, if these symptoms occur regularly, they might cause significant disruptions to your daily life.
Fortunately, simple diet modifications can improve your gut health. Here are some top foods that can improve digestion.

8 Tips To Walk Better

8 Tips To Walk Better

More and more people are starting to realize how many benefits of walking. It burns calories, gives you the opportunity to clear your mind, and can even help with mental health issues. However, even though we have been walking for decades, most of us will benefit from a quick evaluation of our walking habits.

Here are some simple tips you can use to improve your walking to stay safe and get the most out of your steps!

11 Easy Ways To Walk More and Reach Your Step Goals

11 Easy Ways To Walk More and Reach Your Step Goals

As we age, it becomes increasingly important to stay active. Exercise helps improve our overall health and can even help prevent diseases. Walking is an excellent way for older adults to exercise daily, and it's easy to do!

This blog post will discuss some easy ways for older adults to walk more and improve their health. So stay healthy and happy into your golden years by following these simple tips!

Easy Ways to Practice and Improve Fine Motor Skills

Easy Ways to Practice and Improve Fine Motor Skills

Your fine motor skills allow you to perform intricate tasks with your hands that you may have taken for granted when you were younger. Unfortunately, these types of tasks can become more challenging as our bodies take on more wear and tear over the years.

Buttoning your shirt, threading a needle, opening doors, putting a plug into a power socket, tying your shoes, and even brushing your teeth are all examples of fine motor skills.

If you train and practice your fine motor skills, you can keep them working well throughout your life. However, ignoring them can make standard daily tasks hard or even impossible for you to perform.

Below are several easy and potentially fun ways seniors can practice fine motor skills and keep them working well for years to come!

9 Ways to Combat Summer Allergies

9 Ways to Combat Summer Allergies

Allergic Rhinitis is a chronic disorder caused by an allergic reaction to substances such as pollen, dust mites, and pet hair. Allergies like hay fever are often underestimated as their symptoms are similar to that of the common cold. Still, it profoundly affects the quality of life of those impacted. 

Some caregivers assume that seniors do not get seasonal allergies, but this is not true. People of all ages can experience seasonal allergies. Also, don't assume that because someone had never had seasonal allergies in the past that they won't get them. Adults can develop allergies even into their golden years. 

To help combat the symptoms of these allergies, try the following tips!

Your Long-Term Care Insurance Roadmap [Video]

Your Long-Term Care Insurance Roadmap [Video]

 

When it comes to preparing for retirement, most consumers have only a vague idea about planning for potential long-term care expenses. Yet, well over half of Americans 65 or older will eventually require some form of long-term care.

There are multiple ways to pay for long-term care. However, the potentially enormous costs could quickly exhaust one's assets. An attractive alternative for managing this considerable risk could be long-term care insurance (LTCI).