Walking for Senior Health
Here's another senior health care tip. When walking for senior exercise, it is
important that you keep a normal stride. Over-extending our stride length jolts
our joints and actually slows us down. You may also put stress on your joints
and ligaments by trying to go very quickly or by lengthening your stride too
much. Take it easy! Studies show that walking is just as effective as running
for aerobic exercise. It may take you a bit longer, but then you just have more
opportunities to stop and smell the roses!
Senior Health and Medications
One of the formost senior health issues of the day is prescription medications.
Whether the issue is money or drug interaction, every senior citizen needs to
use their head when thinking about medication.
For instance, if your physician prescribes new medications for you, always ask
if he has any samples to give you. It's not wise to pay for new medications
without knowing you can 'take' them and not have severe side effects.
Pharmaceutical companies supply free samples to doctors just for these purposes.
Even if getting renewal prescriptions for meds, ask for samples. Make sure you
physician knows all of the medication you are taking though, because you want to
avoid any drug interaction reactions.
Senior Health Care and Nutrition
We all worry about our weight as we get older. In today's world, restaurants
serve huge portions, but you don't have to fall prey to these problems! Although
'Diets' aren't always the easy way to maintain a healthy weight for senior
health, eating less can be. Use the salad plate for our meals rather than the
dinner plate; less surface, less food. Your system will soon adapt to this
decrease and 'less' will be plenty! You'll see the excess pounds melt slowly
away. Couple this with a walk each day and you will look and feel better!