Arthritis hurts, so it’s only natural to seek out things that can improve your situation. Many people engage in physical activity to manage their stress, boost their mood, and improve their physical health, so it’s fair to wonder if it might help with arthritis as well. Does exercise help arthritis? Scroll down to find out.
Chair Yoga for Seniors
Do you think yoga is just for incredibly fit young people who can twist themselves into pretzel-like shapes? Think again. This ancient fitness practice is amazingly adaptable and can serve the needs of a surprising number of audiences, including seniors. With chair yoga for seniors, you can get your workout in from the comfort of …
Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors
Sometimes things we aren’t familiar with can seem strange and intimidating, but with a little knowledge and practice, they can truly change our lives. Take tai chi. This age-old exercise is ideal for seniors, but it incorporates movements and ideas that many of us find unusual. A mind-body practice, it’s sometimes described as “meditation in …
What Causes Allergies in the Spring?
When you think of spring, you probably think of all the wonderful things ushered in by this season of hope and growth: budding trees, blooming flowers, peaceful rain showers, sunny mornings, etc. But unfortunately, spring is also known for irritating allergies. What causes allergies in the spring? And how can you nip them in the …
Walking Pneumonia Symptoms
Sometimes, the terms used to discuss a person’s health situation can be downright baffling. When you hear that someone is struggling with the black dog, it’s easy to picture someone trying to wrangle an overly enthusiastic black lab with vibrant eyes, a wagging tail, and a slobbery tennis ball. It’s a cheerful image that makes …
How Does the Flu Shot Work?
Did you know that October is the best month to get a flu shot? Flu season peaks in December, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to wait. So how does the flu shot work, and how can you get the most protection from it?
Why Are Falls So Dangerous for the Elderly?
Why are falls so dangerous for the elderly? The statistics are sobering. According to the World Health Organization, falls are the world’s second-leading cause of unintentional injury deaths, and the greatest number of those fatal falls involve victims who are over the age of 60. Death isn’t the only consequence. Falls can also lead to …
How to Help a Loved One with Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, it’s one of the most commonly experienced health issues that seniors encounter, and it needs to be treated with compassion and care. Let’s discuss how to help a loved one with hearing loss.
The Importance of Social Activity for Seniors
No one questions that staying physically active is vital for your health, but many people underestimate how much social interaction impacts well-being. What is the importance of social activity for seniors?
Risk Factors for Falling
Do you know what the most common fear is among seniors? It’s not experiencing crime or health problems. It’s a fear of falling. This fear can make a senior’s life difficult, but many falls are actually avoidable. Assess your risk factors for falling, and learn how to avoid a serious spill.