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7 Steps to Summer Hydration for Seniors

Summer provides opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. After a long winter stuck inside, a lot of people look forward to it. From picnics and barbecues to outdoor concerts and beach trips, many people spend summer largely outside.

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Vitamin C and the Role it Plays in Healthy Aging

Most of us associate the need for vitamin C with cold and flu season. It pumps up the immune system, helping fight off some types of viruses. But vitamin C does so much more than prevent colds.

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Can Aromatherapy Help Stimulate Appetite in a Senior?

Maintaining a healthy weight is important at every age. It helps prevent heart disease, builds core strength, maintains joint health, and more. While many people associate weight management with losing weight, for some seniors it can actually mean putting on a few pounds.

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What Might Be Putting You at Higher Risk for Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four deaths is due to a heart-related condition. While some heart problems are the result of genetic risk factors, others are related to lifestyle choices.

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How to Prevent Winter Weight Gain

Whether you are a senior or a caregiver for one, you might find the winter months a tough time of year to manage your weight. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University say people gain an average of 5 to 7 pounds during winter months. For adults with chronic health conditions like heart disease or diabetes, that kind of weight gain can be dangerous.

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Vitamin D Deficiency: Why Seniors Are at Increased Risk during the Winter

Vitamins and minerals are essential for optimum health. Unfortunately, many older adults are at increased risk of deficiencies for many reasons. A leading cause is that the body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients decreases with age. It can put the senior at risk for illnesses such as osteoporosis, heart disease, asthma, multiple sclerosis, and even some forms of cancer.

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How to Manage Arthritis Symptoms with Smart Food Choices

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects 50 million Americans. It is a chronic, degenerative condition where cartilage in the joints deteriorates. It causes bones to rub against each other resulting in chronic pain, loss of flexibility, and even a diminished or complete loss of movement in the affected joint. OA is the leading cause of disability in this country.

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Heart Health Risks of Hidden Sugar in Your Diet

As a nation, we’ve become more aware of the dangers associated with a diet that contains too much sugar. From type 2 diabetes to obesity, sugar is linked to a variety of health conditions. Even if you cut back on cookies, cakes, candy, and sugary drinks, you might still be consuming more sugar than you think.

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