Health, Nutrition, Exercise & Safety for Older Adults
From Sharon O'Brien, former About.com Guide
- Exercise & Fitness for Older Adults
- Healthy Aging
- Prevent Falling Down & Falling Injuries
- Nutrition Tips for Older Adults
- Alzheimer's & Dementia
- Living with Arthritis
- Caregiver Support and Resources
- Safety Tips for Older Adults
Exercise & Fitness for Older Adults
Did you know that in addition to helping you feel and look better, exercise can significantly improve your quality of life by lightening your mood and reducing your risk of falling injuries and dementia? Learn which exercises are recommended for older adults, get instructions for simple exercises you can safely do at home, and find more healthy reasons to stay active.
- The Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults
- 4 Best Exercises for Older Adults
- Why Stretching is Great For Older Adults
- 10 Diet and Exercise Myths that Make It Harder to Lose Weight
- 5 Senior Exercise Safety Tips
Getting older is inevitable, but there are ways to avoid feeling older. My best advice? Take care of your health, stay active, maintain friendships and keep learning new things. One of the most important anti-aging defenses we have is a positive attitude.
- When Does Old Age Begin?
- See Aging in a New Way
- Positive Thinking Can Help You Feel Better, Longer
- 5 Tips to Help You Feel Better
- Friends Are More Important Than Family for Longevity
- 7 Habits That Make Skin Age Faster
- 10 Tips for Staying Young
Prevent Falling Down & Falling Injuries
One of the most common causes of injury death among seniors, falling is often preventable. Learn how dangerous falling injuries can be, and how you can reduce your risk of falling by following these safety tips.
- More Seniors Face Injury and Death from Falling Down
- 4 Simple Steps to Prevent Falling
- Home Safety Tips for Low Vision: Live Independently and Avoid Falling
- Why Older Adults Need Improved Shower and Bathtub Safety
Nutrition Tips for Older Adults
Are we really what we eat? Maybe not, but how we feel is certainly affected by what we eat. This information about the special nutritional needs of older adults will help you look better and and feel your best--at any age.
- USDA Food Pyramid Updated for Special Needs of Older Adults
- Why Whole Grain Foods are Better for Older Adults
- Heavy Salt User? You May Be Eating Too Much Sodium
- Get Food and Drug Recall Alerts to Keep Yourself Safe
- Five Simple Rules for Adding Fiber to Your Diet
Alzheimer's & Dementia
With the rise in diagnosis of Alzheimer's and dementia, we're likely to be touched it at some point in our lives. This information will help you understand and cope with Alzheimer's and dementia.
- What is Alzheimers Disease?
- Living With Alzheimer's Disease
- What is Dementia?
- Dementia: A Caregiver's Guide
- Is Your Forgetfulness Normal?
Living with Arthritis
Did you know that there are more than 100 types of arthritis? That's not happy news if you suffer from painful, swollen joints. Learn more about living with arthritis, including symptoms and treatments.
Caregiver Support and Resources
Being a caregiver is an important job and it can be very rewarding, but caregiving can also be stressful because it's easy to put the other person's needs ahead of your own. These tips and resouces for caregivers will help you practice self-care while you care for others.
- Why Self-Care is Important for Caregivers
- Coping with Caregiver Stress
- For Caregivers: 7 Tips to Maintain Hope
Safety Tips for Older Adults
Staying safe is important for everyone, but especially for older adults, who may be limited by the effects of aging or illness. These safety tips can help you protect yourself, your home and your loved ones.