Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Benefits Of Walking Outdoors

path in nature with view of mountains

Do you go for a daily walk outside? Walking outdoors has numerous benefits you can enjoy. Here are three of them. Exercise The first benefit of walking outdoors is of course exercise. You can do much to promote your health with a brisk walk. According to the Mayo Clinic, by brisk walking regularly you can…

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Inactivity And Diabetes: A Dangerous Pair

Inactivity and Diabetes in Seniors Does the importance of being active change as you age? Apparently. At least when it comes to prediabetic overweight adults between the ages of 65 to 73. That’s the figures a group of researchers, led by Chris McGlory, studied. They asked 12 men and 10 women to reduce their number…

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Mental Health Month: Time To Internalize

As a SNF providing mental health care, Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation proudly promotes May is Mental Health Month.1 Although it’ll be in April in just a few hours, there’s plenty of time to internalize a message or two regarding mental health and live with it until May rolls around again. Stigma A major subject when…

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Sleep As If Your Health Depended On It

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker Sleeping too little isn’t just about how tired you feel; it can be very dangerous. According to a study 1 by the U.S. Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research, sleeping less than 7 hours may lead to:…

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Artificial Sweeteners’ Effect On Obesity And Diabetes

“Artificial sweeteners also mess with your metabolism.” – Suzanne Somers “137.88 million Americans used sugar substitutes in 2017.” Are you one of them? The reasoning goes that sugar is dangerous for your health, so you’re better off using artificial sweeteners instead. Sounds good, but is sugar the worse of the two? Researchers from the Medical…

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Avocado Health Benefits For Seniors

“I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia.” – Barbra Streisand The avocado is an interesting fruit. Its texture, shape and taste make it unique. But it doesn’t end there. Avocados are also in a league of their own when it comes to health benefits.…

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What Senior Citizen Hair Conditions May Say About Their Health

Hair conditions in a senior citizen may signal a serious illness. For example, dull, limp strands, or hair loss, can sometimes indicate a health issue. Here are a few hair conditions the elderly and their caretakers should watch out for these conditions.   Senior Citizen: Hair loss and graying While thinning and graying hair can be a standard part…

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Steroids: The What, The How, And Are They Safe?

Steroids are chemicals that your body makes naturally. They help your organs, tissues, and cells do their jobs. You need a healthy balance of them to grow. Steroids can also refer to man-made medicines. The two main types are corticosteroids and anabolic steroids.       Steroids: What Are Corticosteroids? They’re medicines that quickly fight…

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