Take Steps to Avoid Falls
When you see people tumble on TV, it can be funny. But in reality, falling is no laughing matter. For older adults, especially, accidental falls can lead to serious injury, disability, and even death.
Eating Healthy at 60 and Beyond
We change over time. And our eating habits should, too. The recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 address this by including life stages, like older adulthood, for the first time.
Drive Well as You Age
Americans love to drive. And that love affair with automobiles doesn’t fade as we get older. In fact, being able to drive plays a key role in older adults’ ability to maintain their independence as the years go by.
Take 3 Steps Toward Healthy Eating
We know we should eat more of what’s good for us and less of what’s not. But most Americans get too many calories and not enough nutrition in their daily diet, health experts claim. Here’s a simple three-step plan to help.
Pandemic Stress Has Taken a Toll on Teeth
Clenched teeth have long served as a telltale sign of stress. And as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to weigh on Americans, dentists are noticing a concerning trend.
Start a Fitness Journey—With Your Doctor’s Help
A famous saying notes that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If you have a chronic health condition or disability, deciding that you’re ready to start exercising may be the first step. The next one should be talking with your healthcare provider.
How to Take Inflammation Off Your Plate
Chronic inflammation. It’s a common villain in a host of health problems—from heart disease, diabetes, and obesity to cancer and dementia. And although all inflammation isn’t bad—it’s our body’s natural response to infection or injury—it can damage healthy cells when the immune system misfires and begins to attack the body.
6 Ways Men Can Take Better Care of Their Health
When it comes to health, men and women are not on the same page. One reason is that men tend to lead less healthy lifestyles than women and take part in more risky behaviors. And women also tend to take better care of themselves when they get sick. But with health problems such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes looming, men need to take better care of themselves.
Hot, Hot, Hot! Exercise Safely in Summer
Hot, humid conditions test the limits of even the most dedicated athletes. So it’s no surprise that summer weather is a challenge for those of us with more modest exercise goals. Here’s how to stay on track while avoiding heat-related problems.