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What's the Best Exercise to Boost Balance and Prevent Falls?

Older adults who practice the ancient Chinese martial art tai chi have a lower risk of falling than those who participate in other forms of exercise.

By Diane Domina

Happy Seniors Live Longer

Enjoying life is the key to living longer, according to researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore.

By Diane Domina

Americans Become Less Active in Middle Age

Between ages 38 and 50, activity levels for many people drop an average of a half hour a day over the next decade and are replaced by more sedentary behavior.

By Diane Domina

Falls Are a Concern Even at Age 40, Especially for Women

Seniors are not the only ones at risk for falling — in fact, fall risk increases significantly after the age of 40, most notably, in women, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

CDC: 1 in 4 American Adults Live With Disability

According to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 61 million adults in the United States have a disability that impacts their daily life.

By Diane Domina

The Exercise Equipment and Workouts You Need to Do to Prevent Falls

As we age, posture, flexibility, and balance are critical to avoiding falls that can lead to fractures. Safely using exercise equipment such as an exercise ball, foam roller, and a yoga strap can help to improve your posture, flexibility, and balance.

By Nancy Monson

Caregiver Burnout Is Real, And Brutal

Many Americans are caring for several people at a time — sometimes both of their aging and ailing parents, children, and even spouses with chronic conditions. How do you do it all without completely burning out?

By The Candid Caregiver

The Hype About H2O

Long gone are the days of advising you to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water. Now, it’s known that it’s more important to drink the right amount of water for your specific weight.

By Ask HealthCentral

The Dangers of Dehydration

Every time you go to the bathroom or sweat, you lose water. If you’re vomiting or have diarrhea – more water loss. All of this contributes to dehydration, which is a serious health risk. Find out how much your body needs.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Hear It From An Insider: How to Choose a Nursing Home

Who better to tell you how to choose a nursing home than someone who works in a nursing home? This licensed nursing home administrator provides her tips on what you want to nursing home to have, or what’s a clear red flag.

By The Candid Caregiver