Category Archives: Health Condition

4 Tips for Road Tripping with Older Adults

Prevent Falls when Traveling

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Travel is one of modern life’s greatest pleasures. In today’s world, if you can find it on the map, you can go there (yes, even Antarctica). However, traveling makes certain risks — like falling — more likely. An injury from a fall could mean the difference between seeing the sites and hearing about them secondhand — from a hospital. [...]

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Coping with Chronic Back Pain

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The standard advice for coping with chronic back pain is usually a mix of exercise, back pain support products, and anti-inflammatories. It’s good advice, sure, but incomplete for many people. Doctors have long suspected a missing link in back pain treatment. It’s what conventional wisdom overlooks: the mind-body connection. The results of one study show that [...]

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Are your feet causing your back pain?

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Back pain is a complex problem with many contributing factors. Problems in the feet can and do affect your back. Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you have no other explanation for back pain and the doctor can’t find anything within the back itself, it might be your feet. For example, feet that are forced into the wrong shoes can damage [...]

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Spring Cleaning for Fall Prevention

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You know it’s springtime when you’re hit with an overwhelming urge to clean. OK, maybe not. Maybe it’s the longer days, budding flowers, and chirping birds. Either way, to get your house ready for the warmer weather, you’ll have to do some spring cleaning. But some older adults dread this yearly ritual. Why? Because they worry about [...]

4 Balance Exercises for Older Adults to Try Out

Tips for Decreasing Swelling & Stiffness from Arthritis

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Ever notice how fit, happy, and energetic the actors in arthritis drug commercials are? Of course that’s not by accident. Nor is it an accident that the commercials only hint at arthritis symptoms. They never show graphic up-close pictures of swollen joints. It would ruin the good feelings and mood. Which is probably why you never see [...]

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How Posture Impacts Chronic Back and Neck Pain

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Poor posture is a prime contributor to chronic head and neck pain. For most people, posture is a learned behavior. Young children instinctively demonstrate good posture, without using any products for back pain. They stand up straight, relax their shoulders, and point their feet forward. Which is why you never hear kids complain about their aching [...]

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Managing Chronic Back Pain During Sleep

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Nighttime might be the worst time if you suffer from chronic back pain. Sleep disruptions interfere with everything, even lowering your ability to tolerate back pain during the day. Losing sleep is what drives millions of Americans to seek products for back pain every year. Oddly enough, sometimes people blame their back pain on sleeping (“I woke up with a back ache!”). [...]

For some reason, older adults often get the notion that they can’t exercise for a series of reasons.

Arthritis Pain Relief, Without Medication

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Looking for ways to cope with your Arthritis pain naturally? Holistic approaches to pain management are up-and-coming for a reason. There are many exercises, when used with Arthritis support products, that help people not only cope with their pain, but also gain strength, which helps boost energy and the desire to participate in beloved activities [...]