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How to Age Healthily and Gracefully

Although aging can be frustrating due to our bodies naturally slowing down over time, anyone who is old enough to have greying hairs should consider themselves lucky. Thanks to scientific advancements, humans are pushing biology further and we are learning more about the aging process and how to mitigate its negative impacts on our bodies. […]

Habits to Adopt to Stay Physically Fit Even in Your 60s

There are many daily habits and routines that help with happy and healthy aging. When it comes to your health, your physical health and mental health are the two main areas. Here are some daily habits to introduce into your routine to improve your physical health as you age. Eat a Nutritious, Balanced Diet I […]

9 Myths About Happiness and Aging

Studies have shown that there’s a strong link between your happiness and aging. Happy people don’t age as fast as people who just don’t enjoy their lives. One of the reasons for this is because people who are happier tend to be healthier than people who aren’t. They’re healthier because they’re proactive with their lives […]

Foods & Herbs You Need More of to Avoid or Treat Inflammation

Inflammation is a common complaint among seniors. It can be uncomfortable and can lead to arthritis. However, there are some food and nutrients that can help with inflammation, including the ones listed here. Fish A food that is really good for all seniors is fish. Unless you are vegetarian or vegan, you should definitely be […]

How to Overcome Eating Problems As You Age

Let’s face it. There’s a reason why so many of us have trouble eating nutritiously every day. Sometimes it’s just quicker and easier to eat unhealthy food. If you’re having trouble getting started on a healthy eating plan, these tips can help: Boost a low appetite Check with your doctor to see if your loss […]

Tips On Adjusting to Hearing Aids

There are hair cells within your ear that enable you to hear. As you grow older, these cells can become damaged, and they don’t regenerate. When you lose these cells, you lose the ability to hear clearly and sometimes at all. Signs of Hearing Loss Some of the warning signs that you’re experiencing hearing loss […]

8 Age-Related Challenges that Hinder Proper Nutrition

Decreased Sensitivity As you advance in age, your senses become numbed down; it takes more energy and time to trigger a stimulus. Your sense of smell and taste decreases, reducing your appetite. In some cases, you may even have trouble differentiating fresh food from stale since your senses are compromised. This, without any doubt, would […]

How To Properly Feed Your Mind and Body

As you get older, eating well can help improve mental acuteness, boost your energy levels, and increase your resistance to illness. These nutrition and diet tips can help keep you healthy even when you’re over 60. Healthy eating is important at any age but becomes even more so as we reach midlife and beyond. As […]

Older Adult Health: Fluid, Nutrient, and Calorie Needs

It is imperative for older adults to get enough daily nutrients since they are more susceptible to acquiring diseases. Hence, people aged 50 or older should choose healthy meals every day from the following: Fruits — 1½ to 2 ½ cups What is the same as ½ cup of cut-up fruit? A 2-inch peach or […]

How to Determine Nutritional Risk in Older Adults

Malnutrition in older adults can lead to various health concerns, including: A weak immune system, which increases the risk of infections Poor wound healing Muscle weakness and decreased bone mass, which can lead to falls and fractures A higher risk of hospitalization An increased risk of death Factors Contributing to Malnutrition The causes of malnutrition […]