Life around the age of 50 can be quite hectic and stressful. Men could go through their midlife crisis and women may be at their menopause. And these periods in everyone’s life can be very difficult and extremely bad if they are not kept under control. However, regardless of the problems each of us has, there is one thing we all want to keep an eye on: our body.
Regardless of age, people have always strived to have a body close to perfection, not only just for the looks, but this way you know your entire health looks good and you need not worry too much. This is the main reason for which, even though they feel they are getting...
One of the most important and useful physical activities people of all ages can do is walking. It is very important for people to start the walking program gradually, to start very easy and then to increase the volume as time passes and as they get better. Walking should be incorporated into anyone’s lifestyle.
How to prepare for a walking session
In case one is not physically active, and is not too used with walking, he or she should start slowly. The length and the pace of the walk should be increased gradually. It is very important to perform warm-up activities: to do some stretches and warm-up exercises prior to walking. In...
It is very important to boost up your metabolism, especially if you want to lose weight. After a certain age, the metabolism slows down, so we tend to put on extra weight. For this reason, it is important to boost up metabolism in different manners. You cannot control certain factors which influence the metabolism, such as age, gender, or genetics. However, it never hurts trying various methods to boost up the metabolism.
Build Muscles and Stay Hydrated
One of the best ways of boosting up the metabolism is by building muscle. Bodies burn calories even when we are inactive. The process is called resting metabolic rate, and it...
According to a government audit, almost one in seven elderly residents from nursing homes who suffer of dementia, receive very powerful antipsychotic drugs. The drugs are very dangerous, and they can be fatal. On top of that, those drugs are not accepted in order to treat conditions such as dementia.
Too many antipsychotic drugs prescribed
The audit stated that more than 50 percent of the antipsychotic drugs paid by Medicare in the year 2007 were wrong. The program paid $116 million in six months, for medicines which they should have not subscribed.
Daniel R. Levinson, inspector general of the Department of Health and Human...
Christmas is a special holiday, especially for children as they receive presents, usually toys, from Santa. However, each year, some of the toys sold on the market are considered to be dangerous.
The most dangerous toys this holiday
According to a consumer watchdog group, some of the most dangerous toys on the market are a Godzilla figure with dagger attachments, and a Power Rangers samurai mega blade action figure. The World Against Toys Causing Harm group from Boston presented this Wednesday its list of top 10 most dangerous children’s toys, a list which they make each year. The list can be very useful, especially since...
The United States of America has been struggling in the past few years with a serious problem: obesity. The number of children and adults suffering from obesity has increased greatly and this is because no one seems to care too much about their health, according to the American Heart Association.
Given that people are less and less interested in their overall health, the cases of heart failure have increased greatly. The direct implication of obesity is represented by heart problems, especially because all the fat creates a layer around the heart, making it impossible for the organ to work properly. Heart failure cases have...
It is widely known that once a major change happens in our lives, whether it is related to our kids moving out or with a new job or with the loss of someone dear, the stress levels sky-rocket. Once we grow older, the stress levels can be even higher and that can do a lot of damage to our entire relationship.
One of the major problems seniors have to deal with is related to retirement. Once we retire, we have this feeling as if we have lost something. Working for as long as we can remember, in an environment where we made friends, we got to know people, to like them, made us feel a little stressful, but being retired can be a...
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