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 Articles on a healthy and active lifestyle after 60! 

 

Be Active with Diabetes
Help keep your diabetes under control with physical activity.  If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it’s time to get moving — if you aren’t doing so already.
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Happy Grilling
Many people forget or just don't realize that you can cook vegetables and fruits right on the grill. Though burgers and chicken may be old-time favorites, why not branch out for better health?
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5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy
Alzheimer's is a devastating brain disease for which we still don’t know the exact cause. Age and heredity are two risk factors for the disease that you can’t control. But lifestyle factors — something you can control — may play an important role in who gets Alzheimer's and who doesn’t.
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Preventing Falls
Did you know that accidental falls are a contributing factor in 40 percent of admissions to nursing homes? One in three people in the 65+ age groups will take a tumble each year and 20 to 30 percent will suffer moderate to severe injuries that reduce their mobility and independence. These injuries can make it difficult to lead an active, healthy life. That's why it's important to take action to prevent falls. 
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Water Aerobics: Everyone in the Pool!
If you’re looking for an effective, fun workout, water aerobics may be just the ticket.  Water aerobics is a low- to no-impact form of activity. It will raise your heart rate and cause you to break a sweat. It’s both an aerobic and muscle-building workout. It can vary in intensity from moderate to vigorous. That depends on your fitness level.
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Diabetes and Snacking: Keeping it Health
If you have diabetes, you probably know that snacking is an important part of your meal plan. Having regular and consistent snacks and meals can help keep your blood sugar levels even.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease occurs when blood vessels that provide blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked by fatty deposits called plaque, or atherosclerosis. The flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart may then be slowed.  Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment for this condition.
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Step-by-Step: Exercising With Heart Disease
If you have a diagnosis of coronary artery disease, also called heart disease, you might feel nervous about exercising.  You shouldn’t worry. Multiple studies show that physical activity has many benefits for people with your condition. In fact, regular exercise at a moderate to vigorous pace actually makes your heart muscle stronger. And that’s just the beginning of what exercise can do for you.
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Annual Vaccines, Screenings & Exams for Seniors
It is important to be an active participant in your own health and wellness. Today seniors are living longer lives and have better access to more affordable care. Therefore, they should be following up with their doctors and receiving regular vaccinations, screenings and exams.
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Health Habits of Living a Longer Life
There is no question that Americans are living longer. In 2000, adults 65 or older made up 12.4 percent of the population. Just 10 years later, that number rose to 13 percent. The number of people living to 100 or older also went up about 6 percent.
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 Happy New Year! 3 R's to Help you Reach your Goals in 2014!
The last seconds count down. The streamers fly. We celebrate another year — and resolve to make our next trip around the sun a little healthier.  It's a fun tradition. But, the truth is: You don't have to wait for the ball to drop before you get it rolling. Start now — or any time — to think about how you'd like to make positive changes.
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Cheers! Low-calorie sips for the season
Holiday drinks can be warm and steaming or cool and sparkling. And they can bring comfort and joy.  But even if you're just sipping, calories can add up quickly. So here are some ideas for beverages that are low in calories — while still fun and festive. 
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Step-by-Step: How to Protect Your Feet When You Have Diabetes 
For most people, a stubbed toe or a scratch on their foot is no more than a nuisance. But if you have diabetes, a minor foot injury can become a bigger problem.  People with diabetes are at increased risk for foot problems.  Read more on important tips on keeping your feet healthy when you have diabetes.
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Happiness is Ageless

Facts About Heart Failure

Staying in the game: How to Keep your Back Healthy

Recipes for the Fourth of July!

Skin Cancer: Spot the Signs

Happy Grilling

Fun Summer Activities for Seniors

The Truth about Allergies and Your Immune System

 Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer

An Active Life may Boost the Odds of Surviving Cancer

Make a Move to Ease Arthritis Pain

Preventing Falls

Urgent Care versus Emergency Room

Weight Management Tips for Older Adults

Tips for Starting your Search for Health Information Online

The Ins and Ouch of Carpal Tunel

Colorectal Cancer – Know the Facts

Importance of Annual Vaccines, Screenings and Exams for Seniors

Physical Therapy: Moving better, Feeling Better

Tu Salud: Lower Your Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

Love your Heart

Talking to Your Doctor: Have a Plan Ready

Pre-hypertension: Take Heart and Take Control

Inside your Lungs: How Smoking Does it's Damage

Pneumonia: 4 facts everyone should know

Cold or Flu?  Which Bug has you Down?

Season's Eatings - Slim Ways to Celebrate!

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