Tag Archives: senior health

Why Outdoor Activities Are Important for Seniors

If there was something easy that you could do to boost your mood, reduce the need for medications, increase your vitamin D levels naturally, and get better sleep, would you want us to tell you about it? If your answer is yes, keep reading because that’s exactly what we’re here to discuss today. This isn’t a magic pill or complicated regimen. It’s completely free and anyone can do it. The answer- getting outside! Outdoor activities in nature benefit older adults in many ways. Here are Continue reading →

Tips & Activities to Overcoming the Winter Blues

As our Pennsylvania winters kick into full gear, the colder weather and shorter days of sunlight can leave us feeling tired and uninspired to complete even our normal daily activities. Seasonal depression, the winter blues, whatever you want to call it, affects many of us, especially senior citizens who cannot get out as much as they like. Here are some tips to beat the winter blues: Reminisce. When possible, have family and friends over for a visit. Bring out photo albums, family videos, or sentimental Continue reading →

Strategies for Keeping Your Mind Sharp

As we age, many of us fear mental decline, especially that stereotypical forgetfulness that we see in movies and television shows. While Alzheimer’s and dementia are conditions that older people experience, it doesn’t have to be that way for every senior. The trick is doing activities every day that not only keep our minds sharp, but that also help us feel younger and more energetic. Reading and writing. Last time, we talked about the value of reading for keeping dementia at bay. Reading can be Continue reading →

Benefits of Reading for Seniors

If you’re one of the millions who love to curl up with a good book, there’s good news for you. Reading is more than just a relaxing hobby. It’s now been shown to have several benefits that can be especially important for seniors. Delayed Alzheimer’s and dementia. Here’s a benefit that shows how a lifelong love of reading can help improve your life as a senior. Scientific studies have shown that people in their 70s who have been reading for years build up more neuron Continue reading →

Why Exercise is So Important for Seniors

We’ve heard it many times – that a good diet, exercise, and plenty of sleep are all important for good health. And as we enter the holiday season, it’s important to keep up all those healthy habits. But what is the real importance of exercise for seniors? We’ve put together some of the most important benefits of exercise for people over age 65.   Lowered disease risk. As we age, the risk of acquiring medical conditions like heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes increase. Continue reading →

Tips for Seniors: Healthy Nutrition for an Active Lifestyle

These days, there’s a huge emphasis on health, and for good reason – staying healthy can keep your immune system strong and help your body fight off viruses and other pathogens that can cause illness. Staying healthy takes a combination of efforts, from exercise to nutrition to caring for your mental wellbeing. Today, we’re focusing on the best nutrition tips for seniors to help you eat healthily and stay strong.    Choose your food wisely. We all love to splurge on the occasional sweet dessert, Continue reading →

Staying Positive While Staying at Home

Most of us have closely followed the news about the COVID-19 outbreak. At times the news can seem overwhelming, but we are starting to see signs of the light at the end of the tunnel. There will be a time when the social distancing guidelines are lifted and we can get together with friends and family again. Because Pennsylvania is in a stay-at-home order until April 30, we still have a couple of weeks left to be cautious, and keeping a positive mindset is the Continue reading →