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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 a horizontal number 8 about 10 feet in front of you. Trace it with your eyes for 30 seconds, then […]

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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 does so, many essential functions stop. This is why it is so important to maintain a healthy heart as we […]

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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 ages of 51 and 70 should aim for 1,000 mg of calcium per day. The recommended amount of calcium that […]

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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 head injury or broken bones. Boom Health has put together a list of fall prevention exercises that seniors can do […]

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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 superfoods that you can try to incorporate into your meals. 1. Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cranberries. […]

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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 avoid these symptoms, it is recommended that people up to 70 years of age get 600 international units (IU) of […]

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Does my loved one need help at home?

As people age, many seniors will require some level of care and assistance. Admitting the need for assistance is difficult for people as they age. Many seniors like to remain independent for as long as possible, but when is it the time to get them care? If you have observed any, some, or all of these signs, you should look into getting care for your loved one. 1. If your loved one is having difficulty […]

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Tips to help seniors fall asleep

As we age, it is normal to experience changes in sleep patterns, such as not sleeping as long as before, waking up earlier, or feeling tired earlier in the day. Sleep is essential for health and well-being. Seniors need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep each night in order to feel rested and alert the following day. Half of senior Americans have difficulty sleeping some nights while more than one-third require medication to aid […]

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How to download apps on an iPhone or Android phone

Technology is enabling so many more conveniences and efficiency to our lives, including tools to help us manage our care at home such as seniors who wish to stay at home. The Boom Health app was developed to make this easier for seniors and their families. Since the majority of seniors prefer to age at home, it is very beneficial to be able to use a smartphone when at home. This blog will take you […]

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Health benefits of swimming for seniors

As we age, physical activity becomes increasingly important for our health. It helps maintain flexibility and mobility while improving muscle strength and building endurance. Physical activity can be difficult for seniors with pain, weakness, or arthritis. Swimming is a low-impact sport that can help seniors get in better shape or stay in shape. Benefits Swimming provides many other health benefits for seniors. 1. It does not put pressure on the knees or hips since it […]