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About Jessica Hegg

Jessica Hegg is the content manager at ViveHealth.com. Avid gym-rat and nutrition enthusiast, she’s interested in all things related to staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. Through her writing, she works to share valuable information aimed at overcoming obstacles and improving the quality of life for others. You can find her on Twitter @Jessica_Hegg.
Latest Posts | By Jessica Hegg
4 Fall Fitness Tips for Older Women: How to Stay Fit (and Safe!) This Autumn
4 weeks ago

4 Fall Fitness Tips for Older Women: How to Stay Fit (and Safe!) This Autumn

While in some parts of the country it feels like summer simply won’t let up, in other parts the cooler temperatures are really starting to set in. Read More

9 (Unexpected) Fall-Inspired Fitness Ideas for Women Over 50
1 month ago

9 (Unexpected) Fall-Inspired Fitness Ideas for Women Over 50

Cooler weather is just around the corner, and that means time to plan for some fun, health-boosting fall fitness activities! Don’t miss this quick essential list! Read More

3 Fun Ways to Stay Active After 60 (That You Might Not Have Thought Of)
2 months ago

3 Fun Ways to Stay Active After 60 (That You Might Not Have Thought Of)

When it comes to staying active and getting exercise, it’s so easy to tap into your go-to list of low-impact activities like yoga, cycling, tennis, dancing, swimming, golfing and hiking. Read More

Taking Your Loved One to the Doctor? Don’t Forget this Caregiver Checklist
2 months ago

Taking Your Loved One to the Doctor? Don’t Forget this Caregiver Checklist

Do you help take your parents to their doctor’s appointments? If you’re a woman over 50 in the United States, chances are high that you do.

While the average age of a family caregiver is around 49, over a third of all family caregivers are actually over 65. In addition to helping with daily tasks like shopping, giving medicine and preparing food, family caregivers often tend to transportation to doctor’s appointments as well. Read More

The 5 Most Common Senior Micronutrient Deficiencies
3 months ago

The 5 Most Common Senior Micronutrient Deficiencies

You might be surprised to learn that even in developed countries like the United States malnutrition is a serious problem. It’s especially prevalent among senior citizens. In fact, one in three older adults who are admitted to the hospital are malnourished. Read More

10 Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors: What to Do When Your Partner Is Sick
3 months ago

10 Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors: What to Do When Your Partner Is Sick

While flu season doesn’t technically begin until the fall, this virus can actually be contracted year round, and adults over 65 are typically more susceptible to complications. Read More

6 Transportation Aids That Seniors Should Know About
4 months ago

6 Transportation Aids That Seniors Should Know About

By  •  Lifestyle

Are you an older adult who loves to drive? Or are you worried about your own senior mom or dad driving? Read More

4 Reasons You May Have a Hard Time Losing Weight as You Age
5 months ago

4 Reasons You May Have a Hard Time Losing Weight as You Age

It’s essential for seniors to prioritize maintaining a healthy weight as they age but, clearly, many are struggling to comply with lifestyle changes that make this possible. Read More

6 Smart Ways to Save on Healthcare Costs
5 months ago

6 Smart Ways to Save on Healthcare Costs

If you’re pinching pennies trying to save up for a big trip this summer, the biggest hurdle you face may be rising healthcare costs. Read More

5 Reasons to Consider Taking Up Cross-Training for Seniors
6 months ago

5 Reasons to Consider Taking Up Cross-Training for Seniors

If you’re looking for a new fitness mantra for your weekly workouts, you may want to consider “cross-training.” Read More