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Senior Nutrition and Wellness: If you’re planning on going to the gym try taking two large cups of coffee beforehand. In a study on lifters, the groups were split up into taking, coffee, decaf coffee, caffeine pills, and placebos. The group that performed the best in the before and after testing was the group that drank two cups of coffee before starting their workout. The coffee group outperformed the decaf and placebo group which was expected, however, they also outperformed the caffeine pill group. This shows that there’s more to coffee than just the caffeine. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients even though it’s very low in calories.Read More
Taking care of a family member in need, whether it’s a parent, grandparent, brother or sister, spouse, adult child dealing with injuries or disabilities, or anyone else, is a tremendous responsibility. It often requires a lot of time and energy. Many people leave their full-time jobs to support these loved ones in need. If that…Read More
You want to do everything you can to support your aging parent. Whether it’s your mother or father, you know they’re having difficulty with their own basic care at home. You never thought about yourself as being a family caregiver, but that’s exactly what you became when you started offering some type of support for…Read More
As a family caregiver, you’ve been taking care of a parent, spouse, adult child who is injured or disabled, or someone else. Whoever it is, you took on this job because you felt it was your responsibility or you simply want to make sure they were taken care of properly. What you didn’t count on,…Read More
Alzheimer’s Care: When Ronald Regan announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, he joined one of approximately 2 million American’s suffering from this degenerative brain disease (Rothman, 2016). A little over twenty years later, we now have more than 5 million people who have been diagnosed and are in various stages of the disease process. Prolonged life expectancy, the number of baby-boomers reaching an older age, and the advances in science and early detection have all contributed to this increase.Read More
Senior Nutrition & Wellness: There are tons of foods that are marketed as healthy. Sometimes you need to pay a little extra attention to really figure out whether something is good for you or not so good for you. A lot of marketers realize that there is a big need for healthy foods, however, sometimes the claims are slightly over exaggerated. Some items named as healthy can be far from it. Foods that are truly healthy for you will not have a healthy label. For example, broccoli is not going to have a “low fat”, “high in fiber”, “Great source of vitamins”, “gluten free”, label on it because it’s broccoli and everybody knows it’s awesome for you.Read More
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