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Senior Fitness — Easier than You Think
The exercise needed to keep seniors mobile and independent can be accomplished by doing daily household chores, gardening,or taking a walk.
When Gaining is Good
Gaining weight as you age can help you live longer. Your initial weight matters, of course, and that's bad news for certain young adults.
Power Naps for Grownups
Don't be ashamed of napping, especially if you are older. Adults performed better when they used an afternoon snooze to relax and recharge.
When Gum Disease is Not a Dental Problem
Bleeding gums are not only or always a dental issue. They can be a sign of a vitamin deficiency that only the right diet can fix.
The COVID Vitamin D Connection
People deficient vitamin D are over 450% more likely to test positive for COVID-19. Get out in the sun; eat fish; or consider a supplement.
Exercise to your Heart’s Content
It's pretty hard to do too much exercise. And every bump up in exertion reduces your risk of heart problems even more.
Online Doctor Visits: Opportunities and Disparities
Patient portals have been lifesavers during the pandemic, but not everyone enjoys access or can book a COVID vaccination appointment online.
Fit and Fat? Not Really
Exercise is good for you, but it can't counteract the bad effects excess weight has on your body. You also need to watch what you eat.
White Fat, Brown Fat
A kind of fat cell that burns energy and improves cholesterol and glucose metabolism? As elusive as brown fat is, its benefits appear real.
Craving the Sun
Don't skimp on the sunblock. Worries about its possible effects on the environment pale in comparison to the actual threat of skin cancer.
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