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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 [...]

5 Benefits of Dancing for Older Adults

Dance Your Arthritis Pain Away

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As we age, we may find joint pain becoming worse and allowing us to participate less in the activities we enjoy. Although we cannot reverse the aging, we can help alleviate some of this pain with arthritis support products to help you get back on the dance floor, on the course, or simply just walking [...]

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Understanding Arthritis of the Knee

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Arthritis of the knee falls into two categories: osteo (“bone”) and rheumatoid. The symptoms of both overlap — knee swelling and stiffness. However, the root causes are entirely different, which will influence the kind of arthritis pain solutions you seek. Arthritis strikes the knees more than any other joint. Why? A few basic reasons. First, the knees [...]

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Managing Symptoms of Sciatica

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Sciatica (sciatic neuritis) is the term used for radiating pain that originates in the sciatic nerve. It’s the result of a pinched nerve. At this time, there is no instant fix for sciatica. Which means healing from sciatica, is really managing the symptoms. Sometimes, in medical terminology, “managing” carries a negative connotation, unlike “cure.” But sound management, [...]

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Understanding the Perks of Heat Therapy for Arthritis

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Although “heat therapy” is fairly new in arthritis treatment options, the concept behind it isn’t. Scientists and doctors have long known that direct heat provides support for arthritis pain. Heat (or thermo) therapy works by applying heat to a specific body part. Internally, heat expands blood vessels, causing them to absorb more oxygen and nutrients. These larger blood [...]

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Understanding Sciatica Pain

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The first time sciatica hits is unforgettable. In severe cases, sufferers have described the pain as “unbearable,” and “like bolts of lightning shooting down the back, legs, and feet.” So what exactly is sciatica? According to the Cleveland Clinic, sciatica (sciatic neuritis) is a symptom of a pinched nerve. Or, put another way, a pinched [...]

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Don’t Freak Out! The Holidays Are Here!

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We’re here! It’s the week of Thanksgiving and it is ON! Your son is home from college, your daughter, her husband and their baby are crammed in her childhood bedroom, and Great Aunt Rosemarie and her new boyfriend/caregiver Carlos are posted up in your guest room. Time to defrost the turkey, peel potatoes, snip green [...]

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Don’t Freak Out! The Holidays Are Coming!

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The holidays are officially around the corner. It starts with Thanksgiving next week and then we’re full swing into Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s.  It’s the time of year for shopping and cooking and cleaning and decorating and shopping some more. On top of your family, and work, and your responsibilities as a caregiver. [...]