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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
1 year 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
1 year 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

6 Transportation Aids That Seniors Should Know About
1 year 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 Great Reasons to Find a Workout Partner After 60
1 year 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
1 year 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

Which of These 6 Fitness Trends Is Right for You?
2 years ago

Which of These 6 Fitness Trends Is Right for You?

Finding motivation to exercise every single day can be an exercise in itself. Scheduling the time, changing into workout clothes, getting to the gym, showering… The thought alone can make you break a sweat. Read More

Is Hearing Loss Making You Anxious?
2 years ago

Is Hearing Loss Making You Anxious?

Are you finding yourself skipping out on dinner invites or other social gatherings? Do you have a sense that others around you are often angry with you or ignoring you? If you answered yes, your anxiety may be related to hearing loss. Read More

7 Home Workout Ideas for Family Caregivers
2 years ago

7 Home Workout Ideas for Family Caregivers

Lifting your loved one or supporting their weight when they walk may seem like a workout in itself, day in and day out. However, there are many reasons you need to go beyond your usual caregiving duties and find a way to truly exercise each day. Read More

11 Life Hacks for When You Find Yourself Temporarily Disabled
2 years ago

11 Life Hacks for When You Find Yourself Temporarily Disabled

Has an injury or illness side-lined your mobility? Whether it’s a broken foot or a severe arthritis flare-up, when it is difficult to get out and about, life can grind to a halt. Read More

Love Getting Out Into Nature? Here Are 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Next Hike
2 years ago

Love Getting Out Into Nature? Here Are 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Next Hike

Are dark cold winter days leaving you feeling cooped up inside your own home? While it might feel ‘off season,’ hiking during the winter actually offers you loads of physical and mental health benefits and best of all, gets you out of the house! Read More