More than 10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65 each day, and 90 percent want to spend their senior years in their homes.
Aging in place has psychological benefits for seniors because it allows them to remain socially active in their communities and maintain established relationships. It also saves on finances, as assisted living facilities cost an average of $49,635 annually.
But as time takes its toll on bodies and minds, aging in place becomes risky — if not problematic. If your parents aren’t ready to budge from their place of residence, yet you sense a decline in either their home upkeep or self-care, it’s best to be proactive before a crisis occurs.
This requires more than a phone call to check in with them. Their answer to “How are you doing?” will most likely be “We’re fine.” To make staying in their home viable, you’ll need to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and go on a fact-finding mission.
We’ve long been conditioned by the medical establishment to treat any acute or chronic symptoms with symptom stoppers. Decades of turning to anti-inflammatory or pain medications have engrained this practice into our psyches. But after exhausting the over-the-counter medications (NSAIDs) options until our livers are screaming for some relief, surgery is the next step.
But conventional treatments are slowly losing their attraction and efficacy as patients become more educated and search for better options.
Today’s smart patients have a huge list of options before them when dealing with musculoskeletal problems and degenerative illnesses. Whether it’s elite athletes looking for more efficient ways to recover from injuries so they can return to their sport, or individuals with lingering back pain who need relief, or the man or woman with a degenerative condition that needs multiple types of treatments, adult stem cell therapy and activators are promising new disruptive technologies in regenerative medicine.
They are becoming game changers for healing and regaining quality of life.
Remember those moonshot earth-friendly resolutions you made last Earth Day? How many did you keep up with?
Don’t feel bad; many of us are in the same boat. Turns out big changes are easier to make with many small changes –- changes that almost seem effortless. Because they are effortless, small changes are so much likelier to be kept!
Going green can be especially overwhelming. One of the biggest obstacles to improving environmental conditions is our daily habits.
However, if we can start by making a few minor shifts in our daily routines, it can add up to making a big difference.
If you sometimes cringe at photos of yourself, or wish you could fit into those bargain smaller size jeans you bought in optimism, you’re not alone.
The CDC reports that over a third of Americans are obese. In a real-world scenario, among the workplace, parks and grocery stores, over a third of the people you see are likely to be heavier than ideal.
However, picture-perfect Facebook and Instagram accounts remind us every day of sun-kissed lean bodies. Somehow that has become the new normal.
It’s incredibly difficult to see through other people’s carefully filtered posts and view our own bodies clearly and kindly. And yet, it’s so important that we do, because -- believe it or not -- stress can actually sabotage weight loss.
Sometimes, working out feels more like a boring chore you have to do than something that is good for you. It's no surprise such an attitude takes all the fun out of it.
Whether because of a busy lifestyle or constantly trying to catch up with everything you need to do (sometimes there just aren’t enough days in a week), you get so tired that exercising is literally the last thing you want to do.
Here are some great anti-workout workouts for those who don't feel like exercising… or just plain hate it.
Did you know that people who sit for less than 30 minutes at a time have the lowest risk of an early death?
Leading a sedentary lifestyle has been linked to so many health problems, including cardiovascular disease and cancer, that it makes laying on the couch and binge-watching your favorite show way less appealing.
It is also a major risk factor for a potentially fatal condition known as Deep-Vein Thrombosis.
To make sure we age like the fine wine we want to be, it’s important for both men and women to have regular health exams.
Hims recommends the following preventative screening tests men and women need to have throughout their life.
20s – 30s Screenings: Blood pressure – every 3-5 years Cholesterol – every 5 years, more frequently if at risk for heart disease Diabetes – if BMI over 25 STD – depending on risk factors Pelvic exam and pap smear – every 3 years