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How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

Sleep is very important for us. We spend one third of our lives asleep. Most people struggle with either getting enough or knowing what is enough for them. This becomes more of an issue as we get older, too. Lack of sleep can lead to many health problems such as weight gain, heart issues, and
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Important Medication Safety Tips

Important Medication Safety Tips

  The older we get, the more likely we are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects, including interactions. As we age, physical changes can affect the way medicines are handled by our body, leading to potential complications. For instance, our liver and kidneys may not work as well,
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A Short Walk After a Main Meal is Good for Diabetes

A Short Walk After a Main Meal is Good for Diabetes

  A recent study finds that taking a 10-minute walk after a main meal resulted in lower blood glucose levels. The shorter, more frequent walks immediately after meals reduced blood glucose by around 12% compared to a single 30-minute walk each day for people with type 2 diabetes. The greatest benefit, a reduction of 22%,
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For Women: Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

For Women: Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

  More women die from heart disease than from any other cause—a staggering one in four American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The risk of heart disease increases with age and with conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. However, younger women can also develop heart disease. Heart disease can
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