It’s no secret that America is in the midst of an obesity crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one third of our country’s population is considered to be obese. Obesity is linked to higher incidences of heart disease, cancer, stroke, acid reflux, and type 2 diabetes.
July is National Picnic Month! While most families don’t need an excuse to host a picnic on a sunny summer day, you do need to be aware of a few potential safety issues.
Scientists have debated caffeine’s health impacts for years. In the past, the medical community advised limiting caffeine intake because they believed it negatively impacted overall health. Then, research came along that seemed to indicate coffee consumption—drinking fully caffeinated portions in moderate amounts—resulted in lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease.
With every passing year, scientists learn more about the role inflammation plays in aging well. Researchers believe high rates of inflammation in the body is linked to diseases ranging from multiple sclerosis to Lupus, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, depression, and diabetes. By reducing or eliminating inflammation, they argue that we can all lower our risk for developing these diseases.
The obesity rate in our country has reached epidemic status. In fact, health experts say the numbers are “astronomical.” As the number of people—young and old—who meet the clinical definition of obesity continues to climb, so too does the rate of heart disease. That’s no coincidence.
Sleep problems are a common difficulty among seniors. Some have trouble getting to sleep, while others say they just can’t stay asleep.
As the population of older adults in the United States continues to climb, so too does the interest in aging well. From fitness activities to heart health, we’ve tackled a variety of successful aging topics. One topic that is always worth examining is the potential relationship between diet and cognitive health.
Aging is tough on our bones. As we grow older, we begin to lose bone mass. Experts say bone loss can actually begin as early as age 30. Weakened bones can lead to serious issues like fractures and falls.