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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10 Natural Home Remedies That Cost Just Pennies

…Home Remedy #10 To relieve dandruff, apply raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar directly to your scalp. Now it’s your turn: Do you have natural home remedies that have worked for you? You May Also Be Interested in * 5 Ways to Prevent Falls * Four Medical Tests that Can Save Your Life

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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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Health Tips for Seniors

…these declines dramatically with age. Vitamin B12 supplements, on the other hand, are not bound to protein and are readily absorbed. In order to prevent fatigue, listlessness, hearing loss, cognitive decline, and other signs of B12 deficiency, I recommend that everyone—especially people over…

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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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