“News You Can Use”
All the best in Wellness !
“News You Can Use”
All the best in Wellness !
These links may help you to learn more about your hearing, and about over the counter hearing aids.
All the best in Wellness!
What have you done for your hearing lately? The answer is, probably not enough, right? When was your last exam?
An article in the December 2020 Self Care Edition of Breathe magazine, reminded me that I had not had a hearing exam – until – I consistently experienced the feeling of muted hearing in my left ear. Isn’t it the case for most of us that we usually get to the doctor when we think “something is wrong“?
When you find a moment, listen to my introduction about this healthcare challenge, and then use the resources in this post to learn more from the experts.
On your recent visit to the doctor, did you have a conversation about those Fish Oil supplements you’ve been taking to help with the cholesterol issues you have? No? Well, neither did I. It pays to actually keep up with the latest news on this health stuff. It is true that eating fish has health benefits. However, until recently, it was thought that fish based supplements are also a good thing to take for this.
Now it turns out that those studies, which were done 15 years ago, and reported that fish oils/fish eaters, could lower the risk of heart disease, may not be the only studies to consider. It may be some other factors/characteristics; for example, eating less meat, healthier lifestyles etc., could be contributory factors as well.
When is the last time you visited your Eye Doctor? Whom did you see? Was it your Optometrist, Ophthalmologist, or Optician? Do you know that senior citizens should have their eyes checked yearly?
I saw my Optometrist (OD) recently. Optometrists provide eye care and vision care services; they are not required to attend medical school. The majority complete an undergraduate degree, then they attend a specialized training program to obtain an optometry degree (OD). Source: http://glassescrafter.com/information/MD-vs-OD-vs-DO.html
I’ve used theratears for my dry eye problem. My OD advised new research suggests that using Fish Oil or FlaxSeed helps with tear film – the liquid consisting of lipids, water, and mucin that coats the outer surface of the eye, lubricating it. Source: Tear Film.
Refresh Optive Advanced can also help to lubricate your eyes.
Click the source below to find out how you can use flaxseed oil or fish oil to help with dry eyes 🙂
♥ Flaxseed oil and fish oil contain important dietary fatty acids that have multiple health benefits, including prevention or treatment of dry eyes. Other benefits include a lower risk of heart disease and a reduction of chronic inflammation that can lead to a variety of serious diseases, including cancer and stroke. Chronic inflammation also has been indicated as an underlying cause of osteoarthritis and Alzheimer’s disease. Source: Flaxseed Oil and Fish Oil for Dry Eyes
Visit your Optometrist and your Optician. Get your eyes checked at least once a year, every year – especially if you are a senior citizen.
In February, KQED proudly celebrates… a special Black History Month programming lineup on KQED Public Television. Click the link for more information. Source: February 2017 – Black History Month | On Q Insider | Heritage Months | About KQED
When we are consistently wishing for another time, another “age”, we miss out on our beautiful present moments. I love what Helen Mirren had to say about aging:
“The best thing about being over 70 is being over 70,” Mirren says in an interview with AARP The Magazine for its December/January Issue. “Certainly when I was 45, the idea of being 70 was like ‘Arghhh!’ but you only have two options in life: Die young or get old. There is nothing else. Source: Cele|bitchy | Helen Mirren: ‘You have two options in life: Die young or get old’”
Cindy Joseph, Baby Boomer/ senior citizen, had a flourishing modeling career during her youth, and is a ‘pro-age’ advocate for the beauty that is inherent in us all, who still models. I agree with Cindy that beauty blossoms at every age.
Cindy’s Boom! beauty products are designed to show our aging beauty with a natural touch. Her company makes the products with ingredients, which are organic, olive oil, honey.
Her customers are so satisfied with her advice and products that they take ‘selfies’ of themselves and post their beauty on her website! Click the pictures on this post to read the various stories and information at Cindy Joseph’s website.
I must admit, the aging process is a little intimidating. Sometimes, when you least expect it, a body part, that was ok in the morning, all of a sudden is hurting later on that same day. It’s that ‘wake-up call’, which then becomes a part of your daily life (chronic pain, osetoarthritis, knee pains and the like).
Is your memory is ‘slipping’ ? You can’t recall where you put an item down, or why you came upstair? Needless to say, it’s an adjustment. Nevertheless, willy-nilly these changes are all part of an ongoing aging process. That’s why I want to share with you a tool, which AARP has available for seniors and those approaching ‘senior-hood’. It’s called the ‘Staying Sharp Brain Health Assessment’.
Why don’t you take a ‘Leap’ and try it out by clicking the link below.
What Is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis, which means “porous bones,” is a condition that causes bones to gradually thin and weaken, leaving them susceptible to fractures. About 2 million fractures occur each year due to osteoporosis. Source: What is Osteoporosis? – WebMD
Oftentimes, when we hear or read about Osteoporosis we connect this condition to women who can experience bone loss during menopause. However, in a recent New York Times article it states: Men experience about half as many osteoporotic fractures as women. But when a man breaks his hip because of osteoporosis, he is more likely than a woman similarly afflicted to be permanently disabled and twice as likely to die within a year. Source: Men Get Osteoporosis, Too – The New York Times
Below is a summary of some key issues that should be addressed and focused on by men:
Take a moment to read the full article for detailed information.
A lot of what I’ve read recently about the aging process brings me to the conclusion that the road to the ‘fountain of youth’ goes through the city of exercise. That is to say, the more we exercise, the more we will keep our bodies ‘in tune’, ‘well-oiled’ for a healthful and independent future . Easy enough right?
Suppose you have physical limitations? The answer is: ‘where there is a will, there is a way.’ And, to help us with our ‘will’ the Department of Aging has suggested certain exercises for us to do while sitting, or standing. There is no health club cost required. Listed below are some of the disabilities, which regular exercise can help you with.
What’s the difference between Physical Activity and Exercise? Both terms refer to the voluntary movements you do that burn calories.
Click here to order the book: https://order.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/order/bk004
By picking up this book and looking through it, you’ve taken an important first step toward good health. Source: Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging | National Institute on Aging
Once you get started you will not want to stop! Let’s get physical 🙂 !
For many of us retiring to a new lifestyle is not an easy transition. Yes, you hear all the suggestions about ‘having something to do‘, but how do you get started? What are some of the first steps towards this new life experience?
First things, first … What will be the income you can rely on? How will your healthcare be handled? How do you sign-up for medicare and when?
What advice do the experts give about the best time to retire? Are you still healthy? Are you working because you really don’t know what else to do? Should you transition to a part-time job, or do you need a part-time job? The truth is, these answers are different for each person. Below are links that I found on the www that may help you in creating a plan for yourself. It’s amazing what the social security offices have made available for us to decide. Just click the Source links to get further details.
Applying for Retirement Benefits
If you are waiting to retire until you are 70 years of age, below is a sample chart of how your income will increase based on a social security benefit of $1000.00 per month.
So what’s the maximum amount of retirement income you can receive?
Your maximum social security retirement benefit depends upon the age you retire. If you retire at full retirement age (FRA) in 2016 the maximum benefit is $2,639. If you retire at the age of 70 in 2016, your maximum benefit is $3,576. However, if you retire at the age of 62 in 2016, your maximum benefit would be $2,102. Source: What is the maximum I can receive from my Social Security retirement benefit? | Investopedia