Archives for anti-aging

Personality Traits That Increase Life Longevity in Seniors

  You might be wondering- what does it take to live a very long and happy life? For as long as we can remember, history has shown that some have lived to an older age and they all share a few things in common. Luckily for you, we at Freedom Home Care have put together a list of personality traits that seniors have in common.   Number one: having a productive and active lifestyle. Not only does an active lifestyle have health benefits, but it is widespread amongst seniors. Staying active for as long as you can is the key
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September Is Healthy Aging Month

Everyone is constantly searching for the next age-defying secret. Businesses spend billions of ad dollars each year catering to millennials and technology is quickly becoming known as a tool of the younger generation. How are we reaching the growing demographic of seniors among us and in our communities? To combat this growing trend and increase awareness about the benefits of aging, Carolyn Worthington – founder of Healthy Aging Magazine – started September is Healthy Aging Month. The goal of September is Healthy Aging Month is to help seniors find practical ways to improve their lives mentally, physically, socially and financially.
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A Social Life Leads to Longevity

As a senior, your social health is just as important as your physical health. Experts say that seniors should seek to stay connected with friends and family members every day.  Many people don’t realize it, but a lack of social interaction can lead to a number of health risks. But a quality social life can have the same effect on your overall health as a good workout. As more baby boomers near the golden years, the number of seniors living alone increases. According to statistics, older adults without children is on the rise, leaving fewer family members to care for them. As a result, social isolation
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Help Fight Aging with Exercise

Freedom Home Care understands that you want to do all you can for yourself and your loved ones when it comes to fighting Alzheimer’s.  There are new studies coming out almost every day regarding supportive care and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  However, there is something simple you can incorporate into your daily lifestyle now to keep your mind healthy.  Exercise has proven to be a great way to not only keep your body in shape but your brain as well. Regular exercise along with a healthy diet, can maintain an efficient cardiovascular system and therefore allows your brain
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Would You Live Forever?

With science and technology advancing every day, it’s not hard to think that in fifty years from now people may be living well into their hundredth years.  According to a survey, many people think that in less than 40 years the average life expectancy could be 120 or older. But the question is, do people really want to live that long? It really comes down to quality of life.  Those who believe that they will have a good quality of life in their advanced years are all for medical advancements to increase life expectancy.  Those who fear having a declining
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The Secret to Eating Right for a Senior

As people age, they need less food to keep them going.  This makes food choices even more imperative.  Gone are the days where you can get away with eating a slice of cake for lunch or a no-veggie dinner.  Balance and variety are keys to any senior’s diet.  Here are some tips to eating well as you age:  1. Protein.  Protein is essential for a healthy body.  It is found in large amounts in meats, dairy, beans, and tofu.  If you have a portion of meat that is the size of a deck of cards, that is 50% of your daily
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Becoming a Super-Ager

Could you be a super-ager? A “super-ager” is someone who at 80 has the brain size and memory performance of a 50 year old.  They tend to live longer and be healthier.  If you see someone still happily at work in her 90’s, it would be a fair guess that they are a super-ager. So, how do we know if we are one of the lucky ones?  Neurologists and other scientists are still trying to figure out the “key” to aging well, although genetics are certainly a big indicator.  Often those whose parents lived long and healthy lives do the
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Bucking the trend that memory loss is a part of aging

If someone told you that memory loss wasn’t a normal part of aging, you’d probably think that they were full of bologna. The reality, however, is that while memory loss might not technically be a normal part of growing old, it is a common side effect. And that’s because many adults have spent a lifetime of not getting enough sleep or exercise. Stress and unhealthy diets just compound the problem. In the following video, Dr. Mark Hyman says that memory loss is not only avoidable, but it’s also reversible. The editors of the UltraWellness YouTube Channel explain that the video
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Three steps to “catch yourself” before falling

The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence at the University of Southern California is one of the top authorities on falls in the elderly population. The group spends their efforts helping those at risk to avoid falls of any kind. Therefore, they target those who are suffering from muscle weakness, arthritis, a history of falling, depression, difficulty balancing or walking, difficulty thinking or vision problems as well as those who take multiple medications. According to the group’s “Catch Yourself: Simple Steps to Prevent Falls” brochure, the following suggestions should help you or aging loved ones stay on their own two feet:
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10 supplements to consider to improve eye health

Last month, the folks here at Freedom Home Care dedicated a few blogs to macular degeneration, a vision condition that affects more than 15 million Americans. We explained what the condition entails and methods to slow its progress and we offered a video that helps sufferers measure the degree of severity that they’re experiencing. To continue on the theme of healthy vision, we tracked down 10 effective nutritional supplements that have the potential to improve eyesight. The following list comes from the editors at NewsMax.com: 1. Vitamin A: Vitamin A is required in large doses to ensure proper functioning of the
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