Category: Health

combat sedantery lifestyle

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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Combat a sedentary lifestyle with the Stannah Senior Active Living Calendar

Written by Stannah on 26th April 2017

Many adults over the age of 65 spend, on average, more than 10 hours each day either sitting or lying down. Scientists have discovered this inactivity may increase risk of chronic issues or exacerbate pre-existing conditions. May is Older Americans Month and Stannah Stairlifts is encouraging seniors to combat this sedentary lifestyle with its Senior […]

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Conquer aging with yoga

4 reasons to conquer aging with yoga

Written by Stannah on 18th April 2017

The desire to age in place has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among the aging Baby Boomer generation. While the ambition of seniors is undeniable, the increased risk of illness, chronic pain and psychological distress that accompanies aging can create some difficulties in achieving this goal. Fortunately, research has discovered that yoga is […]

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Manage stress as family caregiver

11 Ways to Manage Stress as a Family Caregiver

Written by Stannah on 13th March 2017

It is extremely important to take care of yourself before you can properly care for an elderly loved one. AARP has provided some tips to help family caregivers manage stress and avoid neglecting their own mental and physical health. Stay Healthy – Increased stress may induce urges for unhealthy foods such as salty snacks or […]

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elderly depression

9 Ways Seniors Can Manage Depression

Written by Stannah on 25th February 2017

When Marty McFly visited the year 2015 in the second movie of the Back to the Future franchise, flying cars and hoverboards were envisioned as regular parts of society. This film debuted in 1989, when active imaginations often had a heavy influence on descriptions of this “distant future.” For many young adults, it may have […]

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Combatting Alzheimer's and dementia with technology

Combatting Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Aging with Technology

Written by Stannah on 30th January 2017

Technology is advancing faster than many of us could have ever imagined. Self-driving cars and virtual reality goggles have adapted from science-fiction to reality right in front of our eyes. These rapid changes may intimidate some seniors, as new technology can sometimes feel too difficult and confusing to comprehend.     This fear unfortunately prevents […]

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Footwear for elderly

Preventing Senior Falls with Proper Footwear

Written by Stannah on 23rd January 2017

If your elderly loved one is prone to falls, speaking with a podiatrist or foot health specialist could immediately help improve their situation. These doctors can perform a variety of tests and determine a footwear strategy that features an ideal combination of comfort and safety. Even when relaxing in your own home, proper footwear is […]

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Elderly Loneliness During the Holidays and How Family Caregivers can Help.

Written by Stannah on 23rd December 2016

While aging brings wisdom and cherished experiences, it is also filled with inevitable losses that can take a toll on even the happiest individuals. For some seniors, it may feel as if the world has changed in the blink of an eye as neighborhoods become virtually unrecognizable and spouses and friends fall ill or pass […]

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