The importance of staying hydrated for seniors

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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 […]

The effect of sugar on the brain

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Your mental health and wellness can be negatively affected by sugar. Sugar decreases the production of serotonin, which is the hormone that is responsible for happiness, mood stabilization, and feelings of well-being. Insulin, which is considered to be the main anabolic hormone of the body, becomes less effective as more sugar is consumed. Since insulin […]

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 […]

Why calcium is especially important for seniors

Men between the ages of 51 and 70 should aim for 1,000 mg of calcium per day. The recommended amount of calcium that 51- to 70-year-old women and seniors aged 71 and older need is 1,200 mg. As we age, calcium levels in our bodies become depleted. This is because seniors tend to have smaller […]

Superfoods that you should know about

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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 […]

The importance of Vitamin D for seniors

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Seniors are more vulnerable to Vitamin D deficiency before they get less sunlight, Vitamin D synthesis becomes less efficient as we age, and the capacity of kidneys to convert Vitamin D into its most active form decreases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16% of seniors are affected by osteoporosis, which is […]

Health benefits of swimming for seniors

Benefits Swimming provides many other health benefits for seniors. 1. It does not put pressure on the knees or hips since it is a low-impact sport. The buoyancy of the water allows us to experience less external force and pressure on the joints. 2. It lowers the risk of falls. Swimming works all major muscle […]