Category Archives: Home Health

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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The Importance of Exercising with Arthritis

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Although it may be the last thing you want to do when you’re suffering from pain, exercising with arthritis has proven to be very beneficial. It seems only logical to stop moving the part of your body that is aching, but following that instinct may be more negative than positive. Arthritis, also called osteoarthritis, is [...]

Tai Chi Can Help Seniors Improve Balance

Balance Training for Fall Prevention

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Balance, the distribution of weight that allows us to stay upright, is a surprisingly complex process. And yet, it’s something almost no one thinks about until a fall or near fall. When that happens, you’re then left to scramble, turning your house upside down looking for fall prevention products. So the question becomes, Can diminished balance [...]

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Bring Ergonomic Comfort to Your Home Office

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If you think ergonomics is just for the office, you may be mistaking. Ergonomics is defined as “the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment”. Meaning that the way in which people sit, stand, speak, hold their computer mouse, etc., affects their capability in the workplace. If a person sits with poor posture, it [...]

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Five Ways to Fall Proof Your House this Spring

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  Charles Dickens described spring as “summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Yes, spring is a season of transition. It’s also a great time to fall proof your house. If you or someone you live with is prone to falls, then you’ve probably already installed fall safety products. But making a house safe goes [...]

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Why Haven’t You Tried Yoga Yet?

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Finding a weekly exercise routine can be tough if you’re experiencing arthritis pain and symptoms. Arthritis specialists recommend yoga as an exercise because it is gentle enough to help soothe pain and reduce tension while also increasing flexibility, which are all factors that will help cope with the disease. Doctors recommend doing yoga to not [...]

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The Benefits of Putting Some Spring In Your Step This Season

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Believe it or not, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and warmer weather is indeed approaching. The warmer seasons bring an ideal time for outdoor aerobic activity, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is proven to not only help with your physical well being, but also your “function, mood, and quality [...]

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10 Tips to Relieve Back Pain at Home

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Home. The one place where you can relax, unwind, and generally take it easy. Except when you’ve got back pain; then home feels a lot less hospitable. Fortunately, with the right modifications, you can turn your home into a place for back pain relief.  Here are ten tips to get started: 1  Stand more – standing [...]

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Dining With Arthritis

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Do you struggle with choosing what to eat while dining out? Are you craving that pasta dish or bowl of soup but fear the consequences because of arthritis pain? We’ve been there. So, you’re sitting at a restaurant for dinner, and the four-cheese pasta calls your name. You’re thinking about the buttery and delicious carbs [...]

Stretching for Back Pain

How to Strengthen Your Legs to Prevent Falls

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Are you looking for a better way to navigate through your house without the risk of falling? There are several ways in which you can build muscle strength to prevent trips and falls. Developing muscle strength will not only keep you from falling less, it will also alleviate aches and pains and also boost your [...]