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Staying healthy can help seniors remain independent and boost their physical, mental, and emotional health. Aging adults can start by making significant lifestyle changes, including letting go of bad habits and making their health a priority. Take a look at some of the lifestyle changes your senior loved one should make to stay healthy. 1. Exercise More Staying physically active could lower your parent’s risk of slips, falls, traumas, fractures, and infections. Your loved one can work out various parts of his or her body, ensuring his or her systems function normally. If your parent has reduced mobility, look for...

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Ideally, you’ll have already been practicing healthy habits throughout your life. But even if you haven’t, it's never too late to start taking proactive steps to maintain and even improve your health. Small lifestyle changes can have a big impact, and adopting even a few of the habits listed here will start you on the right track: 1. Stay Physically Active for a Healthy Body and Mind Keeping physically active can help offset many of the effects of aging. According to Medline Plus, exercising regularly can improve your balance, help keep you mobile, improve your mood by reducing feelings of...

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There are no official fitness guidelines for older adults, but the basic exercises for senior are the same at every age. The average 65-year-old can expect to reach her 85th birthday, and the average 75-year-old will live to age 87. How we'll celebrate those birthdays — as the life of the party or immobilized on the sidelines — has a lot to do with how we spend our time today. Although none of us can be certain that we'll be spared debilitating disorders that could rob us of our mobility, there's no doubt that regular exercise will help improve our...

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Recent long-term research studies have pointed to a number of essential nutrients that many seniors lack, but that are especially valuable for those who have a risk or history of heart disease, stroke or Alzheimer’s disease. Here are three “super foods” that are loaded with these essential nutrients. So go ahead and eat up! Super Food #1: Salmon And Other Fatty Fish Salmon and other cold water fish, such as tuna, sardines and mackerel, are low in calories and saturated fat, yet high in protein. Most important, these fish are rich in a unique type of health promoting fat, omega-3....

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It’s estimated that nearly half of American adults attempt to lose weight each year.One of the best ways to lose weight is by changing your diet.Yet, the sheer number of available diet plans may make it difficult to get started, as you’re unsure which one is most suitable, sustainable, and effective.Some diets aim to curb your appetite to reduce your food intake, while others suggest restricting your intake of calories and either carbs or fat.What’s more, many offer health benefits that go beyond weight loss.Here are the 8 best diet plans to help you shed weight and improve your overall...

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