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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
Taking Your Loved One to the Doctor? Don’t Forget this Caregiver Checklist
2 days 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 weeks 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
1 month 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
2 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
3 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
3 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
4 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

4 Great Reasons to Find a Workout Partner After 60
5 months ago

4 Great Reasons to Find a Workout Partner After 60

If spring fever has you itching to get outside and jumpstart a new exercise routine, you may want to think about recruiting a buddy to tag along. Read More

Healthy Eating After 60: 5 Ways to Fall in Love with Mealtime Again
5 months ago

Healthy Eating After 60: 5 Ways to Fall in Love with Mealtime Again

Do you want to cook more of your own meals and eat out less? Have you found yourself in a dinner-time rut cycling through the same five dishes over and over and over? Read More

Have a Safe Spring! Important Spring Health and Safety Reminders for Seniors
5 months ago

Have a Safe Spring! Important Spring Health and Safety Reminders for Seniors

By  •  Lifestyle

What’s on your spring cleaning list? Organizing the pantry? Putting together a big donation of gently used clothes? When it comes to refreshing your environment (and life) this spring, don’t forget these important health and safety reminders: Read More

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