Statistics show that roughly one in five seniors are living with limited mobility. Also known as mobility impairment, it can affect their quality of life. With limited mobility, seniors may struggle to perform otherwise common physical activities that they once enjoyed. Fortunately, there are still...

Circulation is important for seniors. All organs and tissues in the human body need oxygen and nutrients to stay healthy. Blood, of course, contains oxygen and nutrients. To reach organs and tissues, though, circulation is necessary. Poor circulation means that blood flow will flow more...

Aerobic exercise is essential for healthy aging. It's been shown to lower the risk of many age-related chronic diseases. Unfortunately, many seniors fail to meet the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC's) recommendations for aerobic exercise. According to the CDC, over three in four seniors...

Nutrition plays an important role in healthy aging. As we age, our bodies will become more susceptible to chronic diseases and other adverse medical conditions. Fortunately, certain nutrients can fend off these diseases and conditions. Below are seven essential nutrients for healthy aging. #1) Calcium Calcium is...

Fractures are a major concern for seniors. There are 206 individual bones in the human body. As our bodies age, these bones will lose some of their density, making them weaker and more vulnerable to fracture. Research published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

Many people assume that dementia and Alzheimer's are the same. Both terms, in fact, are used interchangeably to describe chronic cognitive disease involving memory loss. While people who suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia often experience memory loss, that doesn't mean they are the same. Dementia...

Have you heard of osteoporosis? It's a skeletal disorder that increases the risk of fractures. While osteoporosis can affect people of all ages, however, it's most common among seniors. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 5% of all women...

Poor balance is a major contributing to fall-related injuries in seniors. Research shows that roughly one in three seniors will fall in any given year. While some of these falls are harmless, others can lead to severe injury. Fortunately, there are ways for seniors to...

Yoga isn't an age-restricted activity. Regardless of age, anyone can participate in it. Yoga has been around for thousands of years, during which it's become recognized as one of the world's most popular and widely accepted physical activities. For seniors, though, yoga is particularly beneficial...

High blood pressure is a common medical condition in seniors. According to research published in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), it affects over two-thirds of all adults over the age of 65. As our bodies age, changes occur to our arteries. They...