Preventing Falls

5 Ways to Prevent Falls

…Americans age 65 and older have a fall, and more than a quarter of them end up in the hospital. Falls are the leading cause of brain trauma and the number one cause of fractures among older people—upwards of 500,000 per year. The good news is that you can prevent yourself from becoming a…

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Can Blueberries Make You Steadier on Your Feet?

…to prevent falls. Jane Cavanaugh, an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Duquesne University, conducted a study on mice to help determine if resveratrol, a polyphenol found in blueberries (as well as red grapes, red wine, peanuts, cranberries, and dark chocolate), can help to prevent falls in…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…occurs. Supplementing with bioidentical hormones can help slow down this process, promoting strong bones and preventing osteoporosis. As you can see, osteoporosis prevention and treatment require a combination of exercise, diet, targeted nutrients, and, in some cases, bioidentical hormone…

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Steps to Stave Off Sarcopenia

…risk of falls and fractures. In fact, in many of the fractures that are so common among older women, for example, the muscle-related lack of steadiness and inability to catch oneself in a fall may be as much to blame as osteoporosis. How to Prevent Sarcopenia Fortunately, there are ways to prevent

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How to Get Better Sleep...Tonight

…avoid caffeinated beverages any time after noon. As for alcohol, one glass might relax you—but any more can interfere with your ability to fall and stay asleep. The closer to bedtime, the greater the effect. * Don’t eat right before turning in. If you eat right before bed, your stomach…

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Is Juice Healthy?

…it’s fairly easy to determine. Take sodas, for example. But for others, such as milk, it might not be as obvious. Juice is another beverage that falls into the latter category. That’s why I want to address the perennial question: “Is juice healthy?” In a nutshell, the answer…

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Your Summer To-Do List for Better Health

…your diet—aiming for a variety of fruits, vegetables, and legumes. * Prevent Disease with Healthy Fats: Most people eat too many fats that can cause disease and not enough of the omega-3 essential fats that can prevent disease. To increase your omega-3 intake, eat salmon or other cold-water…

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Clean Up Indoor Air, Improve Your Health

…* Bamboo palm * Peace lilies * Chrysanthemums * Gerbera daisies Now it’s your turn: What are your plans for making your indoor environment healthier this fall and winter? You May Also Be Interested In * 10 Easy Prevention Tips That Can Keep You Healthy * 4 Ways to Clean Up the Air In Your Home

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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

…what they are and where they come from. Carotenoids are the phytochemicals that make plants colorful and are responsible for the burst of color in fall foliage. They shield plants from sun-induced free radical damage. Considering plants spend their entire lives in the sun, these carotenoids, along…

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Why Americans are Supersized

…than ever before, it's not your imagination. In fact, the statistics are downright scary. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the obesity epidemic is more serious than ever: The percentage of adults over age 20 who are obese and the percentage of adults who are merely…

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