Tag: independent living

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Older Adults Show Interest in DNA Tests
According to new findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, more than half of the older adults polled expressed interest in getting DNA tests to guide medical care, understand health risks, or know their ancestry. The poll results come at a time when

1. Update Your Program

How long has it been since you changed your exercise routine?
a. Three months
b. Six months
c. One year
d. It’s been so long, you can’t remember

If your answer is a, b, c, or d, it’s probably time to re-evaluate and update your exercise program, especially the strength training component.

Why? Because the demands

6 Ways to Ensure Your Independence As You Age

A new study has found that today’s older Americans can expect to live an average of two years longer in good health than previous generations. The gains suggest that older people are finding ways to add to the number of years they can live independently, a major goal of the

Balance Exercises for Seniors

Balance Exercises for Seniors

There’s no way around it: As time passes, we tend to lose muscle mass, our organs tend to function less efficiently, and our risk of disease increases. The good news is that there is a lifestyle change we can make to mitigate these risks, and it involves exercise—particularly balance exercises

6. Hydration

The importance of staying hydrated cannot be understated. Water transports nutrients, lubricates joints, and body tissues, facilitates digestion, enables the kidneys to remove waste products from the body in urine, and maintains blood pressure and circulation. During exercise, water helps maintain normal body temperature through sweating, and prevents the body

4. Hydration

Why You Need Water
Without water, you can live only a few days. No other nutrient is as essential to the body. Between 45 and 75 percent of a person’s body weight is water. Water plays critical roles in your body, such as transporting nutrients, lubricating joints and body tissues, facilitating

Independent Living to Dependent Living: A Staged Approach

Independent Living to Dependent Living: A Staged Approach

Anticipating how your needs will change with aging can be daunting, but taking measures to plan for those changes can make the eventual transition from independence to dependence smoother. Careful planning can also potentially prolong your independent living, allowing for more of your needs to be met inside your home.
Consider

The Stages of Dementia

As we grow older, most of us will know someone who has begun a process of cognitive decline. This individual may have experienced permanent changes in mental functioning, and may be increasingly forgetful, more apt to become confused, and have greater difficulty with balancing a checkbook, following a recipe, or

Research Roundup

Higher blood levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of insulin resistance. Tufts University researchers studied 808 men and women enrolled in the Framingham Offspring Study, testing blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and markers of insulin resistance, a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. They found that those with

Research Roundup February 2009

Beta-alanine supplements may improve muscle endurance in older men and women. Researchers in England gave 2.4 grams of beta-alanine a day to 12 older men and women; they gave placebos to 14 others. After 90 days, those who took beta-alanine saw a 67% improvement in their fitness compared to a

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