So much attention gets paid to the stress and emotional toll caregiving can take, but what about the physical side?
Few body parts go about revealing your age quite like your hands, and while one glance at them can make you fondly reflect on all the hard work, family-raising, and adventuring you have done in your life, they can also be a source of regret or pain.
It’s essential for older adults to prioritize maintaining a healthy weight as they age but, clearly, many are struggling to comply with lifestyle changes that make this possible.
If you are running through your entire stock of cozy winter socks every week, you might be wondering if there is something more you can do to keep your feet warm.
In the season of holiday cheer, most of us want to relax, grab a book, and cuddle near the fireplace. This is the perfect occasion to put exercise on the backburner and instead devote our time to cooking or visiting family.
While filled with fun events and joyful family gatherings, the holidays can also be busy, stressful, and filled with lots of indulging and little to no exercise. The truth is, however, that staying physically active can only benefit your holiday season, providing noticeable perks like:
For caregivers already under physical, emotional, and financial stress, a situation can become even direr when the person you care for has mobility challenges that make it difficult for them to get around.
Flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months, and adults over 65 are typically more susceptible to complications.
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.
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.