Senior Health

March 15, 2021
Back Straighteners: Posture Importance and How Tools can Help Achieve It

Disclaimer: Healthcreeds is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. What is Posture?  Posture entails the alignment of different body parts in relation to each other at a specific time. Particularly, this involves complex interactions between bones, muscles and the connective tissues that hold them together as […]

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March 14, 2021
10 Reasons Why Seniors Should Maintain an Active Lifestyle

It has been proven time and again that exercise and an active lifestyle improve the hard outcomes (i.e. death, disability, lifestyle) of life. Exercise is surrounded by many myths especially in the senior population and doubts have been cast upon its significance considering the increased risk of falls and inability of the seniors to maintain […]

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March 12, 2021
Common Spinal Disorders in the Elderly and Their Treatments

Mobility is one of the central functions of humans. For it to be fulfilled, the spine, which is the central component of this function, has to work together with the rest of the musculoskeletal system in an intricate, complex manner to execute the required movements in a pain-free fashion. It has evolved through time to […]

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March 11, 2021
Wheelchair Exercises for Seniors

Why Do so Many Seniors require a Wheelchair? We must come to a realization that at some point in our lives we will begin to experience a natural degradation in the human structures related to mobility including muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons (1). After the age of 65, the physical decline commonly results in an […]

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March 10, 2021
Can a Person Die from Dementia?

Dementia is a progressive decline of brain functions. Our brain is the command center for controlling everything that goes on in our bodies; it has the final say in how you think, how you move, and what you feel. Dementia slowly deteriorates brain functions, starting from mild memory deficits up to severe compromise in the […]

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March 9, 2021
Dynapenia, A Silent Killer of the Elderly

Dynapenia is the age-related loss of muscle strength and force. Tough it is a normal process that happens with aging, as the population grows older, dynapenia is gaining in importance, just like many other geriatric conditions. In 2008, CDC reported that 16-18% of women and 6-8% of men cannot stoop, kneel, or lift 10lbs (ca. […]

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February 27, 2021
Foods That Can Help Build Cartilage

According to Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the USA. Though there are several other causes of different types of arthritis, the most common cause is cartilage degeneration. The type of arthritis that develops, in that case, is called osteoarthritis. Cartilage is a cushioning surface in the joints - it covers […]

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February 24, 2021
Painful Curves: Dowager Hump Explained

Overview When viewed from the side, the spine supporting the back and abdomen follows an S-shaped curve. This shape makes the distribution of weight even and has a significant contribution in balance and flexibility. From the same perspective, there are three normal spine curves, namely: cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), and lumbar (lower back and […]

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February 3, 2021
Fun Balance and Core Exercises for Seniors

The Natural Aging Process In the natural aging process, a gradual decline of all vital human anatomical and physiological structures related to locomotion occurs (1). In simpler terms, a loss of muscle, bone, tendons, ligaments and, even cognitive function happens, which consecutively can degrade core stability, posture, balance, and coordination/functional performance of the human body […]

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January 28, 2021
Productive Aging: Promoting Elderly Wellness for a Better Aged Society

Largely through medical advancements, we have witnessed an unprecedented growth of the United States' older population. The number of people aged 65 and above will double in the next 40 years and may comprise a quarter of the total population. This shift poses both opportunities and challenges in different sectors, particularly in health, social, and […]

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January 24, 2021
The Weak Leg Epidemic: Shedding Light on the Loss of Mobility in the Elderly

Background The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines mobility as the ability to move around in the environment and maintain body positions. This also encompasses handling and moving objects as well as moving around using transportation. Preserving this function, particularly in the elderly population, is vital in maintaining the quality of life.  In […]

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