How seniors can prevent osteoporosis

November is National Osteoporosis Month. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle to the point where they break easily. Approximately 2.3 million Canadians have osteoporosis, which causes more than 80% of all fractures in seniors. Some risk factors for osteoporosis include older age, the use of glucocorticoid drugs, medical conditions […]

Maintaining good health as we age

Maintaining good health as we age can be difficult, but with a few small changes, the benefits can be life changing. Seniors are at higher risk than others to catch various viruses, which can lead to other complications such as pneumonia and bronchitis. This is why taking care of your body and strengthening your immune […]

Benefits of golf for seniors

Golf is a low-impact sport that encourages seniors to socialize, provides physical and mental benefits, and carries a much lower risk of injury than many other sports. It is a great way for seniors to get outside and exercise. Below is a list of 5 benefits of golf for seniors. 1. Physical activity. On average, […]

Why seniors should eat more dark chocolate

You may be thinking: “I thought chocolate is bad for you. Why should I be eating more of it?” Not all chocolate is bad for you and not all chocolate is good for you. Dark chocolate contains approximately 70% cocoa solids, cocoa butter, and sugar while milk chocolate contains about 30% cocoa solids, cocoa butter, […]

Why seniors should start practicing meditation

Practiced for thousands of years, meditation is the practice of training your mind to focus and is used for stress reduction and relaxation. Meditation has become increasingly popular as more health benefits are being discovered. It involves deep breathing to clear the mind and can also provide physiological benefits. Below is a list of 7 […]

Health benefits of social interaction

As we age, health complications and mobility issues can lead to isolation, making spending time with family and friends even more important and special. Social interactions can impact physical health, mental health, and mortality risk. Research studies have shown that seniors who socialize more experience better overall physical and emotional health. Isolation is one of […]

7 ways to promote a healthy heart

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death worldwide but 80% of these deaths are preventable by managing risk factors and changing your lifestyle. Heart disease is caused by the buildup of fatty plaque in your arteries, called atherosclerosis. As a result, blood cannot flow through the arteries to the organs as well, which can […]

Anti-inflammatory diet – an overview

Inflammation plays a role in the body’s healing process, however, it is also a significant risk factor for numerous health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and certain cancers. When inflammation happens, your body is protected from substances including infections and microbes by chemicals in white blood cells that enter the blood or tissues. […]

The importance of staying hydrated for seniors

Elderly Asian man drinking water from a glass.

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 […]