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5 Ways to Stay Active in Your Golden Years

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Did you know that adults over the age of 65 are recommended to exercise for at least 150 minutes each week? They also need to strengthen their muscles and focus on balance and the best way to do so is with physical activity. If you are entering your golden years and don’t want to be stuck to a couch, there are a few things to do. Continue reading to learn about some of the best senior activities that will make your golden year truly feel golden! 1. Go Hiking One of the best senior activities to try is hiking. Depending…

Magic Plant: The Science of Cannabinoids Explained!

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The global CBD market is currently valued at around $2.8 million, and it’s projected to grow at an annual rate of 21.2% from 2021 to 2028. With a market size that great, it’s not surprising that there’s some pretty exciting science of cannabinoids. There’s something to interest everyone, from the types of cannabinoids to the complex mechanisms that trigger cannabinoid effects. Whether you’re a cannabis rookie or novice, it’s worth learning a bit more about the miraculous science of cannabinoids. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out more. What Are the Main Cannabinoids? The main cannabinoids…

The Benefits of Home Care for Seniors

Now that the Baby Boomer generation is reaching retirement age, there are more than 40.3 million people over the age of 65 in the U.S. today. For millions of Americans with aging parents, this time to make some big decisions about their loved one’s futures is approaching. Whether or not their parent will go into a senior care facility or stay in their home isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. There are numerous benefits to choosing home care for seniors. Keep reading to learn what you need to know to make the right decision for your loved one. Independence One…

A Difference You Can Taste: 5 Benefits of Drinking Purified Water

Water is essential for our lives, however, less than 1 percent is available to us to use for various things, such as agriculture and industry. This creates a serious issue of Water Scarcity. One of the ways we have been able to combat this pervasive issue is through water purification systems. Purified water comes with many uses, but some people wonder whether they should drink purified water. Drinking purified water also possesses many health benefits that we would otherwise not have. Here are some benefits of purified water that you can expect to receive if you decide to drink it.…

How to Choose the Best Family Health Center

Visiting a family health center can provide you and your family with a ton of benefits, but how do you choose one? Many people struggle to find primary care doctors that provide the best treatment available. Yet, choosing the right family health center is as simple as going through a few steps. To save you some time, we’ll go over the main things you should do when you’re ready to benefit from family medicine. With our advice, you can find a doctor that offers everything you need without making you break the bank. Read on to learn how to choose…

What Are the Benefits of Emotional Support Animals?

An emotional support animal commonly referred to as an ESA or a comfort animal is now considered an effective part of a bigger treatment plan. They work as therapy animals to help overcome issues like anxiety, loneliness, depression, and more. Many people don’t realize that emotional support animals do not have any special training to take on tasks that help individuals with disabilities. Because of this, they aren’t considered “service animals.” While this is true, they still offer an array of benefits. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of emotional support animals and how getting an emotional support…

Should You Get a Senior Monitor for Your Loved One? A Closer Look

Caring for an elderly loved one can be worrisome, especially if an emergency takes place when they’re alone. Thankfully, a senior monitor or alarm can alert others when senior adults are in trouble and need urgent help. If you’re wondering whether this type of monitoring system is a good option for you, read on to learn more about them to determine which one is a good fit for your needs. Senior Monitor Basics An elderly monitoring system also referred to as a personal medical alert device, allows seniors to connect with their loved ones or local medical professionals. These monitors…

When Is It Time to Try Assisted Living?

If you know of a loved one aged 65 or older, there’s a 70% chance they’ll need long-term care. The word “assisted living” seems scary at first. Maybe you’re unsure of putting a grandparent, parent, aunt, or uncle in the care of someone else. What’s important is what’s in their best interest. We’ll go over what to look out for and when to make that decision. They Frequently Fall Trips and spills are the ones to be concerned about. If a loved one is constantly experiencing falls, their mobility is compromised. While it hurts you to think of the worst…

How Much Does Tubal Ligation Reversal Cost?

Did you know that every year, 700,000 US women undergo tubal ligation? Also called tubal sterilization, it’s a permanent birth control method. It involves blocking, cutting, or tying the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy permanently. One reason behind tubal ligation’s popularity is its high success rate ranging from 97% to 99%. While that means pregnancies can still occur after, they’re rare, with the odds being only 1% to 3.7%. Moreover, it can be free or low-cost under some insurance plans. Unfortunately, the opposite applies to getting the procedure reversed. So, how much does tubal ligation reversal cost then? Why should…

What Do You Do When an Elderly Parent Refuses Needed Care?

In just 10 years’ time, one in five American citizens will be at retirement age. That’s over 65 million people! In all likelihood, you’ve got elderly parents yourself who need care. But what do you do when an elderly parent refuses needed care? You might worry that they aren’t getting the help they need or feel guilty that you can’t provide for them. Read on for some helpful tips on what to do when an elderly parent refuses assisted living. What Do You Do When an Elderly Parent Refuses Needed Care? First Understand Their Concerns Empathy is a cornerstone of communication. When…