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Expert Tips for Staying Healthy this Winter

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The flu season is difficult enough on its own, but now we must account for COVID-19, which continues to be a rapidly evolving situation. Here in Florida, thousands of new cases are reported each day. While this isn’t the news we hoped to hear, it’s important to know that there are effective ways to keep yourself healthy this winter. Why are People More Likely to Get Sick in the Winter? Germs don’t disappear in the summer, but people are more likely to get sick in the winter. There …

5 Tips for Keeping Your Hips Strong and Healthy

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Your hips are needed for many important motions such as sitting, standing, running and bending. It’s important to keep active for as long as possible because this keeps the joints and muscles healthy and strong. Unfortunately, the hip joints can wear out over time, leading you to need hip replacement surgery. If you are concerned about your hip health, rest assured that there are many ways to keep these joints healthy and prolong or avoid the need for joint replacement surgery. Let’s …

Why is Obesity a Risk Factor for COVID-19?

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You’ve probably heard by now that obesity is a risk factor for COVID-19. This isn’t a rumor – it’s true. Since the pandemic began, dozens of studies have reported that many of the sickest people with COVID-19 have also been obese. Moreoever, a person does not have to be morbidly obese to be at a higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19. Even those who are merely overweight are at a higher risk. According to one study published in Obesity Reviews, it was found that people wit…

National Diabetes Month: Taking Charge of a Prediabetes Diagnosis

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November is National Diabetes Month! Roughly 30 million adults in the U.S. are living with diabetes, and 84 million have prediabetes. People with prediabetes are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. However, diabetes can be prevented or delayed through a structured program that includes a balanced diet, regular exercise and weight loss. Even though type 2 diabetes is common, the symptoms aren’t always obvious. Many people walk around for years not…

October is National Physical Therapy Month

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Every October is National Physical Therapy Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy or PT. Physical therapists are movement experts who provide exercise, hands-on care and patient education to those who have an injury or illness that makes it difficult to do everyday tasks. The purpose of PT is to help ease pain, increase range of motion and improve quality of life. If your doctor has recommended physical therapy as part of your rehabilitation pl…

Creative Ways to Stay Healthy this Fall Season

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The fall is arguably one of the best seasons here in Florida. Even though the temperatures don’t drop much, there’s far less humidity in the air, the fall sunsets are stunning and the beaches are calming and peaceful. The autumn season also brings plenty of festivals and outdoor activities, though some are cancelled or postponed due to Covid. Staying active is important for every age and every season! Below are some creative ways to sneak in physical activity this fall. Don’t let the …

How Quickly Can You Improve Your Cholesterol Levels?

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Your cholesterol levels are directly tied to your heart health, so it’s important to make sure they’re in a healthy range. If they’re not, you’ll need to work on raising your good cholesterol levels (HDL) and lowering your bad ones (LDL). Medications can also improve your levels, but it’s best to make healthy changes that will improve your overall health and wellness. Some of the best ways to lower your LDL levels are by: Eating heart-healthy foods and foods rich in omega-3 fatty a…

5 Tips for Aging Gracefully

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Every September we celebrate Healthy Aging Month. The purpose of this month is to make aging more attractive and attainable. Staying vibrant and active for as long as possible is something that most people want at any age! While the focus used to be on baby boomers, now Healthy Aging Month embraces all ages. September is the perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging Month because it’s a fresh start for many people. Kids are going back to school. Families are settling into new routines. …

What are the Benefits of Aging in Place?

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“Aging in place” refers to living in the home safely and independently for as long as possible. With modern technology, medical alert devices and assistance from a home health care agency, living at home is both realistic and sensible for many older adults. If you are considering this route for yourself or a loved one, it’s helpful to understand the benefits to expect by aging in place. Even if you eventually go on to live in an assisted living facility, staying in the home for as lon…

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