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Attainable Ways to Increase Cardiovascular Health

Dr. Gisele Wolf-Klein, Director of geriatric education at the North Shore-LIJ Health System in New Hyde Park, NY, says,

“Fitness activities and continuing exercise routines is one of the best things an elderly individual can do for his or her health.”

Do you think your aging loved one could benefit from increasing their daily exercise? Are you wondering how to get them started? We’ve listed suggestions for you to consider. Read more

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7 Simple Tips to Improve Heart Health

It’s no coincidence that February is heart health month. To share your heart with others, you need to take care of it. The good news is, it’s never too late to make a change to better overall health. Recent studies confirm that no matter the age or stage of life, a healthier heart is certainly possible.

While heredity can play a part, there are many risk factors that can be managed. Heart disease is highly preventable by treating the body right. Make these seven tips a priority.  Read more

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Maintain Bone Density to Prevent Broken Bones

A broken hip can be devastating. It’s imperative to maintain bone health to avoid breaks and prevent bone loss. Help the older adult in your life to follow these five tips to preserve bone health.

1. Get enough vitamin D

Vitamin supplements are readily available at your local pharmacy, but many doctors recommend “eating” your vitamins through diets of vitamin-rich foods. Some foods that are good sources of vitamin D are herring, sardines, salmon, tuna, liver, eggs, and fortified milk. Stock your older loved one’s kitchen  with milk, eggs, canned herring and sardines, and browse our healthy recipe board on Pinterest for recipes featuring these foods rich in vitamin D. Read more

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