Deal with Normal Aging Changes with a Healthy Lifestyle

Believe it or not, some people are now living longer than ever before. A lot of seniors are healthy, and that’s because they’ve finally understood that the secret to feeling great in your golden years is to stay healthy. As we get older, our minds and bodies change. There are so many things happening inside our bodies after a certain age. The heart rate slows down and the arteries and blood vessels become stiffer, thus making the heart strive to pump blood. That’s one of the principal causes of cardiovascular issues in seniors. Continue reading

Immunizations For Senior Citizens

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month, which means there is no better time to get your immunizations than now. Getting the proper vaccinations is important and is not something that is limited to young children and adolescents. In fact, as a senior citizen, now is the time to make sure you are protected against disease. Learn more about the types of immunizations you should be getting to protect yourself! Continue reading

Senior Saving Tips to Make Your Dollars Go Further

Money can be tight when you’re living on a fixed budget, but as a senior, you’re often eligible for discounts that aren’t as readily available to younger people. Smart planning on your part means you’ll be able to buy the things you need and want at prices you can afford.

Use these tips to help your savings go further, and make your dollars stretch on any kind of budget. Continue reading

Seniors Can Boost Their Metabolism and Live Longer

You don’t have to take an aging metabolism sitting down. By getting up off the couch and moving a bit each day, you can keep your metabolism purring and feel and look younger. An aging metabolism ranks right up there with saggy skin, gray hair and more defined wrinkles as you age. It slows you down and helps you lose as much as 50% muscle mass by the time you hit seventy years of age.

You’ll also burn less calories as your metabolism slows, bringing on the weight gain and other problems associated with too much fat, such as diabetes and heart problems. Here are 5 great ways to boost your metabolism and fight the aging process: Continue reading

Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use Certifications Unveiled

This article by Sujain Thomas may be a little bit outside our normal posts, but it contains important information for health care providers and those who work in administrative roles. You will find more information about this topic and the author at the bottom of the article.

Adoption of Meaningful Use by healthcare providers is a matchless opportunity for them to improve the level of patient care by embracing technology. It also allows them to receive funding from ARRA / HITECH. Vendors of healthcare IT products and services also gain as it gets them industry acceptance that leads to increased sales and share of the market. When compared to MU State 1, the Stage 2 focuses more on how providers of healthcare services can exchange patient information and make available health data online to patients. Continue reading

Crossing the Minefield Book Review

One morning Melinda awoke and realized her husband had died during the night. Sid Bailey was fifty-six-years-old. Instead of celebrating Thanksgiving weekend, Melinda and her family and friends attended his funeral.

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Crossing the Minefield by Melinda Richarz Lyons is her story of her husband’s death and the aftermath that felt like she was walking through a proverbial minefield.

The close-knit couple had no children, and the loss left Melinda devastated and adrift for some time. The author shares memories of her husband with numerous heart-felt stories of a ‘true gentle giant’ and the type of man he was.

Along the way, she shares how she handled the aftermath of his death as she moved through the stages of grief on her way towards wholeness and a new normal. She notes that the stages of grief are unique for everyone, and each person goes through them differently. Beware what you say to someone who is grieving as your words can cause more pain if you are not careful.

She suggests going through counseling, one on one at first, then joining a grief support group. As she moved through the stages of grief, anger was the most cleanings for her.

Melinda shares many examples of her experience, but more importantly for readers, who, what, and how friends, family and strangers helped her along the way to wholeness.

I highly recommend Crossing the Minefield, One Widow’s Journey to everyone who has lost a loved one. While everyone has to walk through their own grieving process, this book will help provide a realistic pathway to wholeness.

If you are interested in picking up this book, Crossing The Minefield is available on Amazon.com.

Enjoy a Healthy Heart with these Five Tips

One thing I never realized was that even if heart disease ran in our family, we could cut our personal risk dramatically. Were you aware of that? When we follow a healthy lifestyle, eating the right foods, exercising regularly and drinking lots of water, all of these components lead to a healthy heart and a lower risk of heart attack and cardiac illness.

When we follow the top 5 tips for a healthy heart, and put them into practice, all of us can benefit from the overall body health and fitness that a healthy cardiovascular system delivers. Continue reading

Home Decluttering Tips for Seniors

For the average senior, it is not uncommon to live in a home surrounded by a lifetime of memories. Between the tchotchkes, knick knacks, and mementos, your home can seem like a storage unit that never stops growing. This can become overwhelming, but at the same time, it is extremely difficult to let go of precious memories that have manifested themselves in your belongings. Don’t let the clutter affect the quality and comfort of your home; with these de-cluttering tips, you’ll be able to remove clutter from your home effectively and with ease! Continue reading

Slowing Down the Aging Process

I’m sure all of us can agree that as we get older, we start noticing signs of aging whether we like it or not. One day we look in the mirror and see signs we don’t want to see. I know I did and I wasn’t happy about it at all. I could see wrinkles around my eyes, my skin wasn’t as taut as it used to be, and I realized I needed to use more moisturizer and less powder on my face. Continue reading