Cholesterol is a waxy substance in your blood used to build healthy new cells. As you age, you are at an increased risk for high cholesterol levels. With high cholesterol, fatty deposits develop in the blood vessels that can cause a host of medical issues. The good news is high cholesterol can often be controlled naturally or without the use of medications. While it's necessary to see a physician before starting any medical program on your own, consider the following natural ways to lower your cholesterol.
It's no secret that exercise is a critical part of ongoing health. The right levels of movement can stave off some medical concerns and help treat others. And while aerobics or weight training aren't a magical answer to all that ails you, staying active can help improve your quality of life as you age. At the very least, a use-it-or-lose-it effect does apply to various parts of your body, and exercise helps you avoid losing muscle or functionality unnecessarily.
During the hot summer months, seniors are especially vulnerable to heat stress and the risks of extreme heat exposure due to the body's natural aging process and underlying conditions. The good news is that there are several fun activities and crafts that seniors can take part in to make it easier to keep cool while still have fun and fellowship.
The act of teaching can be as uplifting and beneficial to the teacher as it is to the student. Seniors who feel led to teach or simply enjoy helping others don't have to look very far for opportunities to get started.There are many instances seniors can share their knowledge with others without ever leaving their own senior living apartment or community.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased. Proverbs 9:9-11 KJV
Digestive health is important for people of any age. A strong digestive system helps ensure our bodies are able to process good food and benefit from as many of those nutrients as possible. Plus, it makes it easier to enjoy the food we eat and the dining experience, which can enhance social opportunities. Residents at ViewPointe assisted living community can enjoy good food and conversation in our restaurant-style dining room, for example.
We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders.so the next generation might know them — even the children not yet born — and they in turn will teach their own children.
Being isolated from friends and family is a common concern seniors have when moving into an assisted living community. In reality, living in a vibrant community actually makes it less likely you'll feel isolated. The staff at ViewPointe make it a priority to schedule a variety of fun activities so residents with all types of interests can engage with each other and make new friends. And, you're always welcome to have family and friends visit you in the community.
The holiday season is upon us! And with the holidays comes winter. The winter months can bring cold and inclement weather, making it difficult for seniors to get on the roads for travel. This may result in canceled plans and declined invitations.
Whether you're having a small glass of wine regularly on doctor's orders or staying away from the hard stuff for personal reasons (or also on doctor's orders), you don't have to stick with plain water or a simple glass of red all through the holidays. Here are some fun ways to add delicious refreshment to your season besides the traditional eggnog.