Exercise After 50: The Rules Have Changed

Man Exercising Outdoors with DumbellsAging involves adapting to a number of changes, and the way we take care of our bodies is one of the most important ones. We all know the necessity of remaining physically active, but may not realize that the old tried-and-true exercising techniques we’ve long utilized ought to be changed as we grow older, thanks to a rise in injuries, aches in muscles and joints, as well as overall fatigue. There are many exercise modifications in how we exercise after 50. For example: [Read more…]

Senior Health News: Treadmill Therapy Now Covered by Medicare

senior home exercisingHere’s some encouraging senior health news for individuals with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a debilitating condition which can occur from cigarette smoking or diabetes and can increase a person’s chance of having a heart attack or stroke, and in some cases result in limb amputation. Medicare will now cover the cost of treadmill therapy once recommended and supervised by a health care professional. [Read more…]

Atlanta Seniors: Learn How to Relieve Arthritis Pain in Just 45 Minutes a Week

When it comes to exercise and staying active to maintain optimum health, seniors are no exception! However, for Atlanta seniors who are fighting arthritis pain, getting an adequate amount of physical fitness can be troublesome. [Read more…]

Healthy Nutrition for the Elderly – New Research on Saturated Fat and Your Heart

Healthy Nutrition for the ElderlyIt’s hard to make dietary choices that provide healthy nutrition for the elderly when recommendations seem to change from one week to the next. We’d been told that saturated fats from sources such as butter, red meat and fried food were detrimental, but later research indicated there wasn’t enough proof that those who gave up these delicacies improved their heart health – and so, we were given the green light to choose butter over margarine once again.

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Boost Your Heart Health to Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

heart healthProtecting your heart can also protect your brain. A study from The Archives of Neurology found that having higher good cholesterol (HDL) may lower one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

While many doctors are hesitant to claim a healthy heart’s protective powers against Alzheimer’s, many believe that there is a connection between the two. The thought among some physicians is that excess bad cholesterol in the blood may lead to increased bad cholesterol in the brain, promoting production of plaques, which leads to Alzheimer’s. [Read more…]

Ticker Tips on How to Get the Most Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

Blood pressureA healthy blood pressure rate is a vital part of maintaining heart health. It can reveal if heart health is improving or if emergency action needs to be taken. Getting an accurate blood pressure reading, however, can be a bit tricky. To help you get the most accurate blood pressure reading, the caregivers at Regency Home Care of North Atlanta offer the following tips: [Read more…]