Category: Health

swimming improves balance

How can swimming improve balance?

Written by Stannah on 22nd May 2018

We’ve all heard about how a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of developing life-threatening health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, we really don’t hear much about how important it is to improve our sense of balance and how doing so can go a long way in fall prevention, especially as we […]

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Parkinson’s disease and its effects on mobility

Written by Stannah on 4th April 2018

On World Health Day, you’ll likely read about how healthy habits like exercising or drinking more water, can improve your health. While these are helpful tips and important topics to cover, we decided to take things a step further. What if you couldn’t drink that glass of water by yourself? It can be daunting to […]

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World diabetes day

World Diabetes Day: Act Today to Change Tomorrow

Written by Stannah on 8th November 2017

The right to a healthy future should be universal. But living well and preventing diseases like diabetes very much depends on access to education, information and awareness. This is especially true for women, who are the most affected group, and should have access to care and education to better manage their diabetes and improve their […]

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World Heart Day: Preventing heart disease and promoting healthier living

World Heart Day: Preventing Heart Disease & Promoting Healthy Living

Written by Stannah on 26th September 2017

“Listen to your heart.” It’s a phrase we hear a lot. It might be your favorite line from a classic romantic comedy or sound advice delivered to you by a cherished loved one. Regardless of where you first encountered the phrase, the idea that our hearts are central to who we are as people has […]

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knee pain

Knee pain: know the symptoms, causes and prevention measures

Written by Stannah on 22nd August 2017

When you, or someone you know, experience severe knee pain caused either by a knee injury, Osteoarthritis or even Rheumatoid Arthritis, you’ll know how distressing and painful it can be to walk 200 yards to the grocery store, go about your everyday activities, get in and out of the bath or walk up and down the stairs, just to name a […]

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Water Exercises for Seniors

The Benefits of Water Exercises for Seniors

Written by Stannah on 17th July 2017

The rising temperatures and blazing heat of summer are enough to leave anyone with a strong desire to cool off. Water Exercises for Seniors are an excellent opportunity for them to stay fit as well as keep cool on a hot summer day. Swimming is a low-impact exercise, and is therefore highly recommended for the […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Senior Abuse, Isolation and Loneliness

Written by Stannah on 14th June 2017

According to the United Nations, between 4% and 6% of elderly people have experienced some form of abuse at home. On this day, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Stannah invites you to reflect on the matter. The US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health states that the growth of the aging population presents […]

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6 Ways Seniors Can Improve Health with a Positive Approach Toward Aging

Written by Stannah on 15th May 2017

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind. Jackie Joyner-Kersee May is Older Americans Month. This national celebration was developed by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to reshape how we view aging. People are living and working longer, striving to maintain their independence and taking control of their own well-being. […]

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