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7 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

The holiday season is here! This means that temptation is everywhere, and holiday gatherings and traveling disrupt daily routines. You don’t want all your hard work to be lost over the next few weeks, so it’s important to continue making healthy choices. By eating just 200 extra calories a day, you could pack on 3 to 5 pounds over the holiday season. Yikes! Here are seven tips for healthy holiday eating. Track your calories using an app. Calorie tracking apps are a great tool to...

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Why Do Older Adults Lose Interest in Eating?

Why Do Older Adults Lose Interest in Eating? Have you noticed that your loved one is losing interest in eating? There are many possible reasons for this, and determining the root cause can help you change things around for the better. It’s important for seniors to stay healthy and active, as this reduces the risk for certain diseases, certain cancers and cognitive decline. One thing to mention is that you should rule out serious health conditions or medication side effects. Some diseases, like...

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5 Best Foods for Senior Health

5 Best Foods for Senior Health When people are younger, they tend to be open to trying new foods and cuisines. As people age, they are more set in their ways. If you don’t have much of an appetite, you might as well fill your plate with the foods you love, right? If you’re not eating a colorful, well-balanced diet, it’s likely that you’re not getting all of your nutrients. A healthy diet is important at any age because it can reduce your risk for developing certain diseases, maintain a healthy...

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Sneak More Fluids into Your Diet & Prevent Dehydration

Sneak More Fluids into Your Diet & Prevent Dehydration  Dehydration is a serious condition for older adults. In fact, it’s one of the most common causes of hospitalization for people 65 and older. Not only can dehydration cause uncomfortable symptoms like fatigue and shaking, but also it can lead to kidney stones, blood clot complications and lowered blood pressure. Now that summer is here, it’s especially important that you and those around you get enough fluids. Fortunately, you don’t...

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5 Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Older Adults

5 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Older Adults You’re never too old to make New Year’s resolutions! Although it doesn’t have to be January 1st to make healthy changes in your life, this time of the year signifies rebirth and fresh starts. Below we share five healthy habits to consider making in the New Year. It’s never too late to be smart about your physical, mental and emotional health! 1. Schedule Your Yearly Exams Some people wait months to get into their doctors, so plan ahead by...

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