As people age, there is a tendency to slow down and even completely stop moving. This is very bad for a whole slew of reasons, primarily that it usually results in an increasing challenge to maintain independence. So what can be done to turn this process around? First, not presume that it has to happen….

The results of a 15-year longitudinal study are in: not only is strength training good for you, when people over 65 engage in this activity, they live longer, period. Researchers found that pumping iron decreased the chances of death from all causes by almost half. “The secret to a longer and healthier life may not…

Laughing is good for everyone. So good and healthy is laughing, that laughter yoga was established back in 2002. The phrase and concept was developed by Madan Kataria, an Indian physician who spoke about it in his book, ‘Laugh for No Reason.’ The idea is that “voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits…

Dealing with budgetary matters is hard for anyone. But as we age and technology advances and bill paying methods change, this becomes an increasingly difficult matter for the elderly. As such they often require assistance in paying their bills, budgeting and keeping their money safe from scams. So first, one should keep tabs on how…

Certainly, as the summer months are very hot, it’s important to make sure that the elderly are taking care of themselves. Here are a few tips and pointers to keep in mind. Hydration It is essential that older people stay hydrated. They aren’t always aware that they are thirsty and they may have a difficult…

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