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Winter safety tips for seniors

When the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, seniors run a higher risk of health problems and weather-related injuries such as frostbite and hypothermia. Boom Health has put together a list of winter safety tips for seniors. 1. Be aware of black ice. Black ice presents a major risk for car accidents and […]

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Aging Health and Fitness

The importance of staying hydrated for seniors

More than 60% of the human body is water. Therefore, hydration is crucial to keep organs functioning properly, regulate body temperature, deliver nutrients to cells, prevent infections, and keep joints lubricated. Staying hydrated is even more important for seniors because several physiological changes occur, such as reduced body water content and increased fluid loss, as […]

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The effect of sugar on the brain

Sugar comes in many different forms but can cause harm to the body, especially the brain when consumed in large amounts. Excess sugar consumption has been linked to obesity, high blood pressure, fatigue, diabetes, and many more negative symptoms. The World Health Organization recommends that you limit sugar intake to 10% of your diet. As […]

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Aging

The science of aging

Development, generation time, lifespan, and lifestyle are affected by time-measuring devices, which all living organisms have. Aging is a mix of genetic and environmental factors. Exogenous factors, which come from outside the cell and endogenous factors, which come from inside the cell, are sources of cell damage. Exogenous factors include UV light, chemicals, and ionizing […]

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Easy eye exercises that slow age-related vision changes

As we age, so do our eyes. Eye problems and diseases become more prevalent with age. Exercises can help slow the rate of eye deterioration and make your eyes feel better. Below is a list of 5 easy eye exercises that can slow age-related vision changes. 1. Figure eight. Started from a seated position. Imagine […]

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The best diets for a healthy heart

The leading cause of death worldwide is heart disease. Over the average lifetime, the heart beats around 2.5 billion times, pushing blood to every part of the body and whisking away the waste products of metabolism. A poor diet, lack of exercise, unlucky genes, smoking, and infection can cause the heart to fail. When it […]

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Why calcium is especially important for seniors

Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for life. Our bones and teeth make up approximately 99% of the calcium in our body. Calcium is required to maintain strong bones and carry out many important functions such as allowing our muscles to contract, our heart to beat, and our blood to clot. Men between the […]

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Fall prevention exercises that seniors can do at home

Seniors lose muscle strength as they age, which can make them more susceptible to falling. Additionally, their reflexes slow down, so it makes it harder to regain their balance if they do fall. About 36 million seniors fall each year, resulting in over 32,000 deaths. One in 5 falls causes an injury, such as a […]

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Superfoods that you should know about

You may have heard the term “superfoods,” but what exactly are they? Superfoods are foods that contain a very high nutrient density. They contain high volumes of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which can reduce the risk of many diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers. Below, we will describe some of the most popular […]

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The importance of Vitamin D for seniors

Vitamin D is pivotal to healthy aging. It is produced in the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D is involved in bone, muscle, and heart protection, immune function, and calcium absorption. Vitamin D deficiency occurs in many seniors, and this can lead to nausea, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, and confusion. To […]