1. WHY HIP FRACTURES IN THE ELDERLY ARE OFTEN A DEATH SENTENCE

    The news an elderly relative has broken a hip tends to sound alarm bells, perhaps more than breaking another bone would. That’s because a hip fracture dramatically increases an older person’s risk of death. One in three adults aged 50 and over dies within 12 months of suffering a hip fracture.…Read More

  2. How Much Water Do You Really Need?

    During the summer -- and even year-round -- our bodies crave water. There's no way to live without it. But just how much do we really need every day to stay healthy? The answer can get complicated. "It's hard to find an exact amount because it's variable based on your age, where you live, whether it…Read More

  3. What Happens When You Sleep?

    Actively Asleep Scientists used to think that people were physically and mentally inactive during sleep. But now they know that’s not the case. All night long, your body and brain do quite a bit of work that’s key for your health. There are two main types of sleep that we cycle in and out of whe…Read More

  4. Do Seniors Need To Eat Differently? (Part Two)

    In our first post about senior nutrition, we examined how senior nutrition changes over time and the specific macro and micronutrients that seniors need to increase as they age. In today’s post, we’ll continue looking at a couple more nutrition pieces, in addition to how seniors health affects t…Read More

  5. Do Seniors Need To Eat Differently? (Part One)

    Aging. We all go through it and it’s something there is no fountain of youth to drink from, and it’s conventional wisdom and society saying that it has to be a certain way. People are accepting that as seniors continue to age, they’ll feel tired and achy, but what if the narrative you believe,…Read More

  6. How, Why And When To Use Nutritional Supplements?

    Most of the people in U.S. use nutritional supplements either on regular basis or occasionally. Nutritional supplements may include minerals, vitamins, herbals, amino acids, botanicals, enzymes and a multitude of other products. It comes in different forms such as capsules, conventional tablets, pow…Read More

  7. 8 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure, Without Medication

    By Lynn Allison    |   Wednesday, 30 May 2018   Over 70 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure and a further 30 percent have pre-hypertension, making this condition extremely crucial to control. “While health is important at any age, chronic insults to the arteries such as ele…Read More

  8. Why it’s not too late to take up exercise… even at 60!

    Older people benefit more from activity than those who are younger and reduce chance of heart failure by a fifth Those who start exercising in their 60s and 70s will see a marked improvement  20 minutes a day can reduce a 60-year-old's risk of heart failure by a fifth Short spells of light exercise…Read More

  9. 9 Ways to Eat Clean

    Clean eating means choosing foods that are as natural as possible. WebMD shows how you can make it work for you. #1-Pick Whole Foods The basic idea of clean eating is to choose foods that are as close to their natural form as possible. So instead of boxed, bagged, or packaged foods, choose fresh, wh…Read More