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4 Advantages You Can Steal from a Morning Person

The morning person’s routine illustrates that the advantages you gain by not hitting the snooze button far outweigh the extra hours of sleep. Here are four advantages you can steal from the habits of a morning person.

Four Adaptogens That Are Beneficial for Seniors

Adaptogens are naturally occurring substances that have been found to provide multiple normalizing effects on the body, including stress management, immune system health, and energy level boosts. Learn about four essential adaptogens that cover the gamut of health-boosting benefits guaranteed to help you live an active and stress-free lifestyle.

5 Surprising Reasons Swimming Will Increase Happiness While Aging

It’s no surprise that taking the plunge at the local pool has been a favored form of exercise for older adults. It’s easy on joints, reduces the risks of injury and improves cardiovascular strength. But there are other advantages to swimming as we age. Here are five reasons why you could feel happier if you swim for exercise.

Bouncing Back from Accidental Falls

Accidental falls, or unintentional injuries, are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. There are a number of safety measures a caregiver can take to reduce the risk of injury within their loved one’s home, but older adults can also use daily exercise to improve their sense of balance to better navigate the bumpy road ahead. Here are five everyday tips to practice and implement to prevent falls:

What\’s up with the Green Smoothie?

Everywhere I look, the green smoothie has overtaken breakfast. My friends are blending for their kids. Our CEO is drinking one during morning meetings. Random people on the street are walking around with them. But is juicing the secret to all of my wants and desires? Perhaps, but here are things to consider.

You may be the caregiver, but who is taking care of you?

If you’ve ever traveled via airplane, then you’ve heard flight attendants warn that if a loss of cabin pressure occurs you should put your own oxygen mask on before helping others put theirs on. This principle of helping yourself before helping others can be related to caregiving. As a caregiver, you’re giving a significant amount of your time to help a loved one. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and stop taking care of yourself when you’re worried about the welfare of another.

A Typical Day in a Senior Rehab Facility

If your parent or loved one has a surgery planned or they have been recently hospitalized, it is likely that they will be referred to an in-patient rehabilitation facility to help them recover. You may be curious about what their stay will be like and how their days will be structured. Whether they will be in the facility for a few days or a few months, each day will be filled with physical therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy and other medical treatments tailored to help them regain their ability to be as independent as possible.