Health and Wellness Blog
Forgetting a recent conversation or grasping for the right word while talking can be quite common: we’re only human after all, and our minds and memories are fallible. But when those incidents of forgetfulness or disorientation become more frequent, there may be cause for concern.
There's no question that smoking is bad, but why is that? Despite all the commercials, billboards, and other information about the serious effects smoking has on the body, why is it that millions of Americans still smoke? Is it really that hard to quit? And if so, what can help?
When we think of healthy eating, holiday meals don’t necessarily come to mind. Treats like pumpkin pie, gingerbread cookies and eggnog can make it hard to maintain self control, especially when your normal routines are upended. But as we age, it’s more critical than ever to maintain a healthy diet.
Everyone should make sure to follow car safety precautions before getting on the road, especially older adults (65+) who make up one in five drivers in the United States.
If you’re experiencing joint pain from arthritis, know that you’re not alone. Every year, millions of people in the United States have chronic pain caused by arthritis. Of the nearly 54 million Americans who have arthritis, nearly a quarter of them, 15 million people, have experienced tenderness and swelling of joints.
When you think of summer, does it make you want to head outside and bask in the sun — or just stay indoors and turn on the fan? Despite the rising temperatures, there are plenty of fun and safe activities you can enjoy in the summer. Spending time outdoors can also improve your physical health and social well-being.
If you're a senior citizen living alone, you might consider having any of these technologies to help you monitor your health.
"You are what you eat," the old adage goes — but how true is this? As you walk down the aisles of your favorite grocery store, it's nearly impossible not to notice that a majority of the packages you see have one thing in common: a black and white Nutrition Facts label.