Staying healthy, fit and active are the keys to successful aging. Other factors, such as genetics and exposure to the environment also contribute to the aging process, however the effects of these factors can be limited by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Senior's Health Information covers a wide range of topics related to the physical, emotional, mental and social well-being of senior people and the aging population. Topics about Senior's Health and Aging include Aging and Diet, Skin Care, Alzheimer's, incontinence, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia and Dementia prevention, Cataracts, Glaucoma, depression in the elderly, osteoporosis, varicose veins and much more.

Senior Health Articles

Healthy Aging For Seniors

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Healthy aging is something that everyone would like to achieve. No ones wants to be miserable in their old age and would rather be able to keep on moving and doing the things that you love. Here are some of the ten things you should watch out for in order to have healthy aging: Make a hobby out of health—take...

Effects Of Exercise

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As we get older, it is increasingly important for us to start taking better care of our minds and bodies. Without our keen attention, the attributes which make us who we are slowly begin to fall by the wayside, exchanged for mood-altering health issues, which wreak havoc on the quality of our lives. As most experts would agree, regular physical...

Risk Of Arthritis

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There are many things that we worry about as we age, particularly when it comes to our health. If you have a family history of certain conditions or if you just want to ensure that you are healthy moving forward, then you want to work to create the best environment within the body now. When it comes to learning how...

Improve Bone Health

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Finding effective ways to improve bone health can sometimes be a tricky endeavor, especially if you have not educated yourself on the latest scientific breakthroughs. Recently, studies have been able to show how certain potassium salts in fruits and vegetables can actually improve the health of your skeleton over time. This just basically means that you now have yet another...

Slow The Aging Process

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It’s the secret that so many of us want to get in on, and that is the key to be able to slow the aging process. It may sound like it’s simply too good to be true, for you can’t possibly turn back the hands of time. Sure your body may age and your mind may decline, but if you...

Minds Of The Elderly

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With all of the bad news flying around for our aging population, there is some solace to be found for the elders of our communities now that a small study has conducted some groundbreaking research. It turns out that the minds of the elderly are sharpest first thing in the morning. Waking up to smell the coffee now takes on...

Treatment Possibilities For Osteoporosis

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When you look into the latest treatment possibilities for osteoporosis, you may not realize just how many are out there. The reality is that there are some great ideas that can help you not only with prevention but also with treatment. Many fear that if they get this diagnosis, it will negatively affect their entire life. Though osteoporosis can be...

Senior Athletes

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Who says that you have to quit being an athlete when you reach a certain age? Nobody, that’s who. These five incredible and inspiring senior athletes have drastically redefined what it means to grow old as they bust through numerous records, put younger athletes to shame, and generally surprise us all. Gone are the days when our seniors retire on...

Mobility In The Elderly

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The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA) published the results of a study that was conducted in 2010, though the discovery is still news to some people. The question under scrutiny was whether or not physical activity maintains mobility in the elderly. The findings were not all that surprising to those who already understand the value of...

Prevent Parkinsons Disease

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Trying to find ways to prevent Parkinson’s disease is critical because this can be a scary disease that tends to take over the life of those who suffer from it. Many health experts will tell you that little is known, however, in terms of preventing this disease. It is often a misunderstood and misdiagnosed health condition at first, so prevention...

Calcium For Older Women

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Once you reach a certain age, new health concerns arise--such as how to get sufficient calcium for older women, who especially need it. This isn’t something that you tend to think about in your youth, but you should. If more people were to consider what sorts of calcium and nutrient needs they will have later on in life, we would...

Protect Your Bones

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It may not be something that you think about now, but knowing how to protect your bones as you age is extremely important. If you suffer from any sort of family history of bone health problems, then it may be even more vital. The fact is that as you age your bone health is compromised. Many people find that as...

Pain Management

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Absolutely everyone has experienced pain of one kind or another. Pain is the largest single reason for doctors’ visits in North America with over 80% of all medical treatments for the purpose of pain relief. Pain management is simply the use of medications or other treatments to reduce and tolerate pain.   Pain is generally categorized in two ways. Acute...

Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis, which means "porous bones," is a condition characterised by a fragile skeleton and weak brittle bones that break easily. The causes of osteoporosis are a combination of genetic, dietary, hormonal, age-related, and lifestyle factors. Osteoporosis, which is much more common in women, usually progresses painlessly until a bone fracture occurs, which is usually in the hip, spine, or wrist....

Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Most patients will not experience any symptoms and because of this most of the blindness resulting from glaucoma is needless and can be prevented if detected and treated in time. A full half of the population living with damage from glaucoma is completely unaware of it. This is because...

Mid Life Weight Gain

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Weight increase is common, almost universal, as we reach middle age. However, while it may be almost inevitable it is not healthy, especially if the fat we gain is stored around our stomach and abdomen.   We Need Fewer Calories As We Get Older Calorie needs are highest during our mid-20s, then reduce at about 2-4 percent every 10 years....

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