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Everyday Ergonomics at Home

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It’s Ergo July here at EasierLiving! We’ll be blogging all month about home office products to help you be more productive and stay healthy while working form home.   At work you had a special chair or maybe a cushion, and a certain keyboard, or you stood on anti fatigue mats, and a myriad of […]

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Outfit Your Furniture to Prevent Falls

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Have you ever been in a home outfitted to prevent falls? If so, you might not have noticed. Why? Because today’s fall prevention products often “hide” in plain sight. That is, they work in tandem with ordinary furniture, rather than operating as stand-alone products. There are several reasons why subtle additions to furniture are popular. The first […]

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Weight Gain and Arthritis (What You Need to Know)

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Like the chicken or egg dilemma, determining whether weight gain or arthritis comes first is a real head-scratcher. On the one hand, obese people are 60% more likely to develop arthritis than those of normal weight. On the other hand, an official arthritis diagnosis is often the catalyst for immediate weight gain, a fact that manufacturers of arthritis relief products take […]

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Skincare Tips for Summer

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As the Summer months continue with warm weather and beautiful days, there are things to keep in mind about seniors’ skin care. A few small changes can greatly improve skin health and appearance. What should go in What seniors are eating greatly affects how they look on the outside, and how their body feels. Look […]

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Summertime Safety Tips

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While out having fun this Summer, there are lots of safety tips you should keep in mind for yourself, or your elderly loved ones! The summer is full of a lot of outdoor activities, which usually would not be considered dangerous for most people, but without the proper protection fun in the sun can be […]

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Keep Your Cool this Summer

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Summertime is known to be the time of year filled with warm days, sunshine, and relaxation. This is what comes to mind for most people, but there are also health risks including overheating, sunburns, and dehydration, especially in seniors. Luckily, there are many things we can all do to make sure seniors are protected, and […]

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 […]

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 […]