Every year, millions of seniors fall at home. The CDC reports that one in four seniors will fall every year, but fewer than half report it to their family or primary care physician. While a fall may seem like a minor problem, especially if they’re able to get back up and carry on, studies show that … [Read more...] about Elderly Fall Prevention Checklist
Benefits of Chair Exercises for Seniors
You can improve your quality of life drastically by staying active as you age, according to multiple studies on the health of senior citizens. Physical activity releases mood-boosting chemicals like dopamine and endorphins, supports bone and heart health, and decreases your risk of a damaging … [Read more...] about Benefits of Chair Exercises for Seniors
Does a Lack of Calcium Cause Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis can develop from several risk factors, such as family history and genetics to diet and nutrition, but does lack of calcium cause osteoporosis? Osteoporosis means “porous bone.” The texture of a healthy bone should be similar to a honeycomb under a microscope. When osteoporosis develops, … [Read more...] about Does a Lack of Calcium Cause Osteoporosis?
Diabetes Prevention and Tips for Managing It
Diabetes is common. According to the American Diabetes Association, 34.2 million people (10.5% of the US population) had diabetes in 2018. This makes diabetes one of the leading causes of morbidity in the country. People with diabetes are at risk of serious complications, including limb amputation … [Read more...] about Diabetes Prevention and Tips for Managing It
Exercises to Slow Glaucoma
Glaucoma affects roughly three million people in the United States. The risk of developing glaucoma in seniors is much greater than younger groups. Anyone over 60, individuals of African American descent who are over 40, and individuals who have diabetes or a familial history of glaucoma are up to … [Read more...] about Exercises to Slow Glaucoma