Health Hacks

The Most Important Things For Seniors To Include In Their Diet

Eating healthily is important at any age, but as we grow older, it becomes even more essential to eat right in order to maintain a healthy weight, and keep our energy levels at a decent level. Your body needs all the right nutrients, in the right quantities, to keep every little part of it healthy. Here are some of the most important things seniors should include in their diet. Omega – 3 Fish Oil (Pixabay) There are a wide range of benefits that are tied in with taking fish oil, mainly due to the two fatty acids contained in it; docosahexaenoic acid, and eicosapentaenoic acid. As we move into our senior years, one of the biggest health concerns we need to be aware of is cardiovascular disease. Elderly people’s risk of this condition increases greatly, as the arteries leading to the heart can become stiff, having a negative effect…

Seasonal Allergies: Symptoms, Causes and Natural Treatments

Have you ever wonder who keeps making the “ahchoo” sounds?  And unfortunately you discover it is your kids, vigorously committed to keeping the sound playing, taking turns after each other. Right here you minds start deliberating on what exactly it might be. You check your options, this is cold because the symptom are quite obvious right? The kids are sneezing, having running nose and congestion as it appear. There you make a verdict that the weather change has brought the cold. However, if this keeps happening exactly the same time of the year then you know it not just cold, it is something else called seasonal allergy. This is sometimes known as hay fever, some others prefer to refer to it has seasonal allergic rhinitis. This according to its name implies that it occurs at certain time of the year. This is mostly coincidental to the period when the outdoor…

After Accidents: How To Feel Human Again

The business of being injured or sick can be a very expensive one so it’s important to make sure you get what you’re entitled to – contact a lawyer like Salvi Law as an injury expert for some advice. Even if it feels weird, remember that you’re only getting the money that you’re owed that will make your life a lot easier for the time being. Take Each Day As It Comes Remember that not all days will be the same – sometimes you’ll wake up feeling great and others, you’ll be in pain and you won’t feel like getting out of bed. Cut yourself some slack on those days – if your mobility is good enough, get outside for a little sunshine, take a bath, watch your favourite TV show or start rereading the Harry Potter books. Treat yourself with kindness on the days that aren’t so great and…

4 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Everyone can suffer from an occasional memory lapse. It is not only reserved for the elderly although memory loss is more common in older people than the younger generation. If you want to improve or retain cognitive function, there are simple ways that you can do to keep your memory and brain active and healthy. Eat Well It cannot be stressed enough that a well-balanced diet is key to good health. If you have the proper nutrition, you are in a good physical and mental condition. Make sure that you keep your calorie intake at healthy levels, consume less foods that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Studies show that a diet high in saturated fat puts you at high risk for chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Consume Super Foods and Supplements There is no magic formula to keep our brain powers intact, but some foods…

How to nourish your nails with the most minimal effort

We all want our nails to look manicured and polished to perfection, but less do we care about maintaining and nourishing them. More often than not, our nails break, split and crack leading to the undesired change in shape of the nails. So, here are some simple tips that will help you keep your nails healthy and strong. Eat healthy: Eating healthy is not just subjected to your body but also your nails. One of the most common reason for breakage of nails is lack of vitamin B and biotin. In order to keep your nails healthy, eat biotin and vit B rich food items such as tomatoes, whole grains, nuts etc. Keep them clean: The first and foremost thing to do is to keep your nails clean. Our hands go on to various places and often while washing our hands, we tend to miss on cleaning the nails. So,…

Can Ear Infections Cause Permanent Damage To Your Hearing?

Most of us will have an ear infection at some point in our lives. We generally see them as a nuisance. They’re painful – in fact, they can be extremely painful indeed – but thankfully short lived. Milder cases will clear up on their own; others may require intervention via antibiotics. However, it’s usually a week long problem that we tend to forget about as soon as it’s resolved. However, ear infections – and especially repeat ear infections – should be treated with a little more caution than this. First, let’s define what an ear infection actually is. There are two types of ear infections: Otitis Externa – An infection of the outer ear and the surrounding ‘shell’. This is often referred to as “swimmer’s ear” and is generally on the milder end of the spectrum. Otitis Media – In this case, the infection is deeper in the ear and…

5 Superfoods for a Happier, Healthier Senior Lifestyle

According to a report released by the World Health Organization, 80 percent or more of all Type 2 diabetes, heart attack, and stroke cases, and 40 percent of cancer conditions can be prevented if people eat healthier, become more physically active, and quit smoking. Eating more healthily is something you can start at any time in your life but once you reach old age it can be essential to getting the most out of your life and ensuring you live as long as possible and as healthily as possible. As we age some habits become hard to break, especially if we find ourselves becoming less independent, moving into assisted living facilities or relying on others for our meals. All good care environments ensure their residents have access to healthy, nutritious meals but below is a closer look at five superfoods that should be part of any senior diet. Avocados If…

What to Do if You Decide to Forgive a Cheating Spouse

Nobody wants to discover that their spouse has been unfaithful, but sadly, it happens all the time. Discovering that your husband or wife has cheated with another person, whether it be a one-off thing or a long-term affair, is heartbreaking and often quickly results in the demise of a marriage. If you have discovered your spouse’s infidelity, then you may have received conflicting advice when it comes to whether ending the marriage is the best decision to take. Whilst many people are advocates of leaving a spouse who has cheated, this isn’t always the case – many people try to repair the relationship if their spouse has shown signs of remorse and is not motivated to be unfaithful in the future, whilst others believe that it is best to stay together and try to work things out for the sake of their family. But, repairing a marriage after unfaithfulness is…

Dealing with the End of a Relationship

When a relationship ends, it takes time to sort through the remnants of your hopes and dreams, and it is common to end up stuck partway through the process. Unless the relationship meant nothing to you, there will be some degree of emotional residue left behind: regret, shame, guilt, anger, sorrow, and a host of other emotions churning around inside your head. How you deal with them determines how successful you are at moving on from this relationship. Talk It Through To begin with, the temptation to stay at home, close the curtains, and shut out the world will be strong. Contrary to what they say, misery doesn’t always like company. When the heart has been shattered, we want to withdraw from the human race. We can’t face other people, other happy people, and the thought of seeing our ex again is too upsetting. But, becoming a hermit is not…

3 Reasons Why Avocado Is A Health Food Hero

The humble avocado, or “alligator pear’, as it’s sometimes known, is fast becoming a staple part of our healthy diets. People are becoming more aware of the benefits of eating and using (more on how soon) the lovely Mexican fruit, and it is popping up in recipes, Instagram posts, and blogs everywhere. The following are some of the positive effects that introducing avocados into your life can have on your well-being. Skin You might be surprised, but avocados contain a substantial amount of vitamin C, which needs to be topped up regularly as it’s not stored in the body. Vitamin C is vital in creating collagen and elastin; these keep your skin firm, smooth, and youthful in appearance. The tasty green fruit is also crammed full of antioxidants; this helps to provide protection for the skin against any environmental damage, such as pollution and weather changes, that may occur. By…

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