These 6 nutrients will help boost your eye health

These 6 nutrients will help boost your eye health

Imagine you're driving and then suddenly everything goes dark. You slam on the breaks and raise your hands to your face. You see nothing. No shadows, no outlines, just nothing. Scary right? Losing your eyesight, whether gradually or suddenly, is terrifying. Your vision keeps your mind sharp, safe, and aware of your surroundings. Without your sight, life would be so different. That's why eye health is so important. Did you know, nearly 4.2 million Americans over 40 are visually impaired? Another 24.4 million Americans suffer from cataracts? Eye diseases/complications are mostly preventable, yet few adults prioritize their eye health! If you're wondering, "How can I take care of my eyes?", you can start with eating the right foods that can directly impact your eye health. Six nutrients that will optimize your eye health: Eat food high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids and say goodbye to artificial tears! It improves the production of oil film by the meibomian glands on the edge of your...
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These health tools can help monitor blood pressure, exercise

These health tools can help monitor blood pressure, exercise

New technology comes out every year that make our lives easier, from new smartphone applications to kitchen tools and more. One that we think could greatly benefit seniors is a wearable monitor that checks heart rate, blood pressure, exercise, sleep and other health indicators.  These can help with reaching fitness goals faster and help stay accountable with reminders to keep moving throughout the day. They can also benefit if you live a more sedentary lifestyle and are at risk for hypertension, diabetes and other illness. There are plenty of wearable monitors you can buy, but not all of them are up to standard. It’s important to consider the monitor’s battery life, accuracy, ease of use, durability and whether it is water resistant. We all forget to charge our phones or take off certain items before getting into the shower, so we want to make sure this new device can withstand long periods of time without charge and the occasional shower without...
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Why Sitting Too Much Is Bad for You

Why Sitting Too Much Is Bad for You

Since 2007, American adults have spent about seven hours a day sitting. Ever since the average amount of time devoted to a seat has increased by an hour. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four American adults sits for over eight hours a day! It was also discovered that 44% of participants did not engage in any moderate physical activity! Why is this a big deal? Your body was not made to be inactive or laying around for lengthy periods. Being idle for that long weakens your muscles, spine, and immune system. No wonder sitting has been called the "new smoking!" Experts worldwide agree that a sedentary lifestyle is terrible for you. Still not sold? Here are just a few of the adverse side effects caused by a lifetime of over sitting: Unhealthy blood-sugar levels and type-2 diabetes High blood cholesterol levels A greater chance of heart disease A higher risk of obesity High blood...
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Myth busters: The Risks of Wearing a Mask

Myth busters: The Risks of Wearing a Mask

Cases of COVID-19 are skyrocketing once again. Due to the resurgence of cases, our team would like to remind our readers to please wear a mask! Many people are refusing to wear masks due to the myth that they cause CO2 intoxication or oxygen deficiency. But these myths are FALSE! When worn correctly, wearing a medical cover for a long time DOES NOT cause CO2 poisoning or oxygen deficiency. Do your part and wear a mask! Encourage your family and friends to do the same. The more people we have wearing masks, the faster we can slow down this virus' spread once again. Yes, the face coverings are uncomfortable, but we can potentially save 1000’s of lives by wearing them. Help us slow down the spread and flatten the curve. We must stick together and do our part. Your actions have the power to affect the lives of hundreds. So, what are you going to do? To learn more about how...
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3 secrets for a brighter smile that you may not know

3 secrets for a brighter smile that you may not know

Ever look in the mirror and realize the shade of yellow in your smile? As the years pass, your teeth are prone to darken. It's an unfortunate consequence of the hard work your body goes through protecting you daily. The dull in your smile is a visible sign of aging. No amount of makeup can cover up a stained smile. But if you're ready to achieve a brighter smile, keep on reading. Below are a few home remedies that can help: Eat Strawberries Strawberries are an excellent natural whitener. The sweet berries contain malic acid, an enzyme that whitens teeth. All you have to do is crush one strawberry, add ½ teaspoon of baking soda, and mix. Brush with this paste, and you'll achieve a brighter and plaque-free smile within a few days. Rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide The benefits of hydrogen peroxide are known far and wide by the toothpaste industry. But did you know that rinsing your mouth daily with a hydrogen peroxide solution...
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How to Be Happy During Your Golden Years

How to Be Happy During Your Golden Years

Imagine yourself a decade from now. Do you think that your future self would be proud of how you have invested your golden years? Would you be beaming with joy or regret? The most common regret among people on their deathbed is, “I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” If you feel like it's too late to dive into a new business or passion project, you are not alone. The fear of aging is a common issue among seniors and even teens! But, regardless of what you want to do, you are never too old to do it. Like Cindy Joseph says (who began her career modeling at 49 with Dolce and Gabbana), “We're taught that there's a prime of life. I say, throw that out the door. Every moment is your prime. There is no peak. It just gets better.” If you are still thinking, “Yeah,...
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How to Make Your Crooked Smile Picture Perfect!

How to Make Your Crooked Smile Picture Perfect!

Do you cringe whenever a well-meaning friend asks you to "smile for the camera?” Have you stopped beaming from ear to ear because of missing teeth? If so, you need a makeover! When I say makeover, I mean a new pearly set of dentures! Dentures are restorative and completely change your look from the inside out. Long gone are the days when dentures were thought of as an option only for people with bad hygiene. Modern dentures are comfortable, affordable, and trendy. Did you know that of the 36 million Americans without teeth, about 90% of them have dentures? That's right! Dentures are no longer stashed away in medicine cabinets or kept hidden as grandma's little secret. More than 15% of seniors have a new set of dentures made annually. Thanks to the dramatic evolution of dentistry, you can have the heartthrob smile of your favorite celebrity. If dental cosmetics are not your thing, take a glance below at some...
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Should You Be Wearing a Face Mask

Should You Be Wearing a Face Mask

A few days ago, our team took the time to remind our readers about the importance of wearing a face mask. If you want to prevent another shutdown and protect yourself, then wear a face-covering! Masks help prevent the spread of coronavirus by as much as 50% and help save lives. Though the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends widespread use of face coverings, we would like to point out that there are exceptions to this suggestion. Below is a list of people and situations in which wearing a cloth-face mask is not recommended: Children under the age of 2 years old Children and adults with developmental disabilities or mental health conditions Anybody who has trouble breathing Anyone unconscious A person who is unable to remove the cloth face-covering without assistance People who are deaf/hard of hearing Professionals who care for or interact with someone who is hearing impaired When engaged in activities that could cause the mask to become...
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How to Stay Motivated to Move

How to Stay Motivated to Move

Staying motivated while we’re stuck at home is not easy. Without anything to look forward to, we let the days go by and forget to get ourselves up and moving. The days seem to mesh together and before we know it, we haven’t done anything for our health all week. Set a goal A great way to get out of the cycle is to set goals. Some goals can look like taking a 20-minute walk around the neighborhood five times a week or doing three online workout classes every other day. Write out the goal and put it somewhere that you can remember like on your bathroom mirror or refrigerator. Sometimes, we forget about the goal we made weeks ago so by writing it out you can stick to it. Have an accountability partner When we tell someone we are going to do something, we are more likely to follow through than if we just tell it to ourselves. Whether it be your spouse,...
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Masks Against COVID-19

Masks Against COVID-19

As the number of coronavirus cases rises, we would like to take a moment to remind all of our readers to please wear a mask. You may have heard reports that face coverings do not work, that they should be saved for healthcare workers, and so on. You may be wondering, “Why would I even wear a mask? Do masks actually help prevent the spread of coronavirus?” The answer is yes, they do. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), face masks slow down the spread of COVID-19. The CDC recommends widespread face coverings and the continuous practice of other preventive measures, like social distancing, to help slow the spread. Though masks were not supported at the beginning of the pandemic (there was a lack of knowledge about asymptomatic people), they are recommended now (new discoveries led to a revision). Senior, wear a cloth mask and help reduce the spread of the virus. You do not need...
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