Seniors And The Benefits Of The Mediterranean Diet!

Seniors And The Benefits Of The Mediterranean Diet! Following the healthy Mediterranean diet and exercising up to six times a week helped older adults gain muscle mass and lose a noticeable amount of body fat by the end of one year, findings from a multi-year study showed. What’s more, the study participants kept much of … Continue reading “Seniors And The Benefits Of The Mediterranean Diet!”

Medicare’s First Ten Drugs Targeted For Price Cuts

Medicare’s First Ten Drugs Targeted For Price Cuts Millions of Medicare beneficiaries will have lower out-of-pocket costs for medication now that the nation’s single largest health program has the power to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug manufacturers. Medicare recipients who took the first 10 drugs selected for negotiations paid a total of $3.4 … Continue reading “Medicare’s First Ten Drugs Targeted For Price Cuts”

Lung Cancer Pill Cuts Risk of Death by Half

Lung Cancer Pill Cuts Risk of Death by Half A new lung cancer pill taken once a day has the potential to cut the risk of death by more than half, according to a global study that researchers and medical professionals called, “thrilling” and a potential game-changer in the treatment of lung cancer. The study … Continue reading “Lung Cancer Pill Cuts Risk of Death by Half”

Want To Become A Morning Person? You Can With This Swedish Lifestyle Practice

Want To Become A Morning Person? You Can With This Swedish Lifestyle Practice Not everyone is a morning person. However, a certain lifestyle trend has gone global and is getting more people up at the crack of dawn. The Swedish practice of gökotta (pronounced “go-kah-tuh” or “zyohh-koh-tah”) comes from a Swedish custom that begins on … Continue reading “Want To Become A Morning Person? You Can With This Swedish Lifestyle Practice”

Higher Leg Muscle Strength Associated With Lower Risk Of Heart Failure After A Heart Attack

Higher Leg Muscle Strength Associated With Lower Risk Of Heart Failure After A Heart Attack Anyone who goes to a gym or who exercises on a regular basis knows the importance of Leg Day—a day of workouts that focus on the legs, hamstrings, quadriceps, and glutes. While lower body exercises like squats, lunges, and calf … Continue reading “Higher Leg Muscle Strength Associated With Lower Risk Of Heart Failure After A Heart Attack”

The Plan To Raise Social Security’s Full Retirement Age to 70

The Plan To Raise Social Security’s Full Retirement Age to 70 Two U.S. senators are leading a bipartisan group of lawmakers in a plan to raise the full retirement age from 67 to 70 as a way of shoring up Social Security before it becomes insolvent. Sens. Angus King (I-Maine) and Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) said … Continue reading “The Plan To Raise Social Security’s Full Retirement Age to 70”

Hydration: Good Hydration May Lower Disease Risk

Hydration: Good Hydration May Lower Disease Risk It’s often reported that drinking water is essential for overall good health. Still, a new study suggests that drinking enough may lower the risk of developing chronic disease, slow the aging process, and reduce the risk of premature death. In a study published in eBioMedicine in January, a … Continue reading “Hydration: Good Hydration May Lower Disease Risk”

The Best Exercise For Your Health Is?

The Best Exercise For Your Health Is? Exercising at least two or three times a week provides various health benefits to older adults. What’s really interesting is there’s one exercise that health experts say offers the most benefits for seniors: Squats. Doing squats each week—if not every day—strengthens the lower body and even helps to … Continue reading “The Best Exercise For Your Health Is?”

Prediabetes Diagnosis Can Be A Start To a Healthier Life

Prediabetes Diagnosis Can Be A Start To a Healthier Life Helen Hopkins went to see her doctor because she had not been feeling well. Hopkins, 42, said she had “pins and needles in my feet and hands, had put on weight, and was just generally lethargic.” She was surprised when her doctor told her that … Continue reading “Prediabetes Diagnosis Can Be A Start To a Healthier Life”

Exercise to a Longer Life

Exercise to a Longer Life Routine exercise is not on the top of everyone’s list. In fact, exercise may not be on the list at all. But, a growing number of studies are finding that certain exercise habits can slow the aging process, and that’s good news for older adults. Health experts say that consistent … Continue reading “Exercise to a Longer Life”