Jessica Hegg is the content manager at 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

11 hours ago

Forest Bathing – A Unique Way to Boost Your Health in Your 60s and Beyond

Hiking in the woods isn’t just a great way to stay fit. It can also help your emotional and mental health. While just spending some time out in nature can be great for you, you can go a step further and practice the Shinrin-Yoku – the Japanese forest bathing therapy…

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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…

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5 months ago

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

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…

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6 months ago

5 Undercover Sources of Stress… and What to Do About Them!

Oftentimes our bodies can physically manifest feelings of stress and anxiety before we even realize that is what’s happening – upset stomach, headaches, increased blood pressure, tense muscles and back aches. It’s not pretty…

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8 months ago

How to Organize Your Medicine Cabinet for Safety and Convenience

If one of your New Year’s intentions is to get more organized, one place you might be thinking of starting is your medicine cabinet. Often, a discombobulated mess of expired medicines, old prescriptions and a scattered array of Band-Aids…

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11 months ago

Don’t Ignore Your Posture! 5 Ways to Get Your Healthy Back Back

Especially in your 60s, with the weight of becoming a ‘senior’ bearing down a life of working and raising a family at a plateau, your back can buckle under the pressure. Bad posture doesn’t just simply look bad, though…

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1 year 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

1 year ago

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Yoga Routine in Your 60s or Better

Looking to take your yoga practice to the next level? The benefits of yoga and other chair exercises for seniors arrive in a multitude of ways – better flexibility, less stress, social interaction, weight management, disease prevention, the list goes on. Read More

1 year ago

Take a Seat and Try These 10 Physical Activity Ideas for Older Adults with Mobility Limitations

Don’t let a physical ailment or chronic condition keep you or a loved one you care for from getting health-boosting exercise! If you are unable to stand or walk for long periods of time…

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1 year ago

Living Longer is Not Enough! Here’s How to Stay Healthy on the Journey

People are living longer lives thanks to breakthroughs in medical technology, pharmaceuticals, and a general understanding of how the body works…

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