A concussion is considered a mild traumatic brain injury (MBTI), but it can be a serious injury especially as we get older. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in people 65 years of age and older, traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to more than 2.5 million emergency
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Aging Strong and Gracefully
If you’re concerned about how old you look or how old you feel, you might be tempted to search for the fountain of youth in anti-aging supplements, face creams, or spa treatments. In truth, two of the most effective—and inexpensive—things you can do to hold on to
Losing 5 to 7 percent of a person’s body weight through diet and exercise reduced his or her progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes by 58 percent, according to the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) trial. The study’s participants exercised 30 minutes a day on at least five days
If you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) you’ll want to know about this compelling research showing the effectiveness of two specific nutrients in bringing relief.
Staying in one’s own home, managing day-to-day activities, and living independently is a goal for most people as they age. But for many, medical and physical challenges can present an obstacle to staying home alone. Medical alert devices—known commonly as senior alert devices—are changing that scenario.
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It’s a tradition when it comes to any New Year’s Resolution: Ideas center on self-improvement—and often in the area of health. And why not? For some, buying a new car or traveling to an exotic locale might come first. But without our health, those fancy material possessions and adventurous trips
Beneficial bacteria may help lower blood pressure.
Naturally occurring “good” bacteria, known as probiotics, when consumed in foods such as yogurt and taken as supplements can balance the gut flora and eliminate many digestive issues. Now it appears probiotics also may help lower blood pressure. Researchers in Australia reviewed nine studies
Aerobic fitness is a life-changing gift you can give yourself—one that affects every system of your body. The word “aerobic” means needing oxygen for activity, and aerobic exercise provides that oxygen.
If you’re already exercising at a steady pace but ready to pick it up, aerobic exercises and activities may
Depressive Thoughts Can Harm Your Memory
Staying upbeat may help you maximize your memory performance, especially if you’re prone to depressive feelings such as unhappiness, disquiet, and anxiety, research suggests. A study published in the January 2015 issue of Cognition and Emotion found an association between depressive thinking in individuals with
Balance and mobility are based on a certain degree of strength in both the upper and lower body. Difficulty in getting up, or pushing upward with your arms, from a chair or sofa might be an indication of upper body weakness. Lower-body weakness or unsteadiness is a warning sign for