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Tips To Help Ease Digestion For Seniors

There are a number of different health issues that commonly plague seniors. These range from memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease all the way to chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure. There are normal aches and pains for older people to deal with. Even though digestion issues are common in seniors, there are a number of different ways that seniors can help ease their digestive processes. Tip #1 – Talk To Your Doctor Most people do not seek help because they assume slowed digestion is a symptom of being older. Because your doctor might be able to offer advice, it is still a good idea to seek out their expertise. A doctor might recomm …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health

Cholesterol Tips For Seniors

There are many seniors who have issues with high cholesterol, and it is important that you make changes as quickly as possible to reduce issues with cardiac issues like heart attacks or stroke. If you are unsure where to start with lowering your cholesterol, we have a few different tips that are going to help. Make Sure To Eat Right You directly affect your good and bad cholesterol levels with what you eat. You might experience issues with high cholesterol if you eat foods that are high in saturated fats. Limit the intake of foods such as dairy, red meat, macaroni and cheese, and hamburgers. Even though it is OK to eat these items in smaller …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health, Senior Nutrition

Common Nutrition Tips for Seniors And The Reasons Behind Them

Chances are that you have heard a number of different nutrition tips that we will discuss below; but you might not know why this advice is so prevalent. There is often a misunderstanding or gap in how we think about these common nutrition tips. Because seniors are rarely given the reason behind these nutrition tips, we wanted to make sure that we take a moment and explain a number of them. Tip #1 – Eat More Protein Many of us have heard this recommendation before, but why are doctors telling us to take in more protein? Without enough protein, our body has a hard time maintaining its muscles and immune system. This makes movement challenging, …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health

Stretching Exercises for Seniors – Staying Fit

Most people assume that they need a gym in order to get fit, which is not even remotely true. You are able to get fit from the comfort of your own home, all by doing a few simple exercises. We will go through a few of these different exercises. Remember to take it slow and warm your body up before you get started, and this exercise program is going to help you do that from start to finish. The best thing about it? You can do it all from the comfort of your chair! Start By Rolling Your Neck Make sure that you loosen up, your entire upper body. Turn your neck from side to side, especially if you have shoulder pain or neck problems, this is goin …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle, Senior Nutrition

Brain Training Programs for Dementia

Even though we cannot cure dementia, there are a few things that we can do to make sure that our brain remains ‘active’, even as we get on in life. These are a few of the different ways that people are able to train against dementia. Method #1 – Work Socially Complex Jobs Even though this is not necessarily a training option, there are studies that reveal that you can affect memory decline because of the type of work you do. Those who have jobs that involve complex interactions with others tended to do far better. This is probably because the brains are being challenged, forced to think. As a result, the links and bonds are strengthened. Meth …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Dementia Care, Memory care, Nutrition Tips

A Few Of Our Favorite Infused Water Recipes

We have discussed the importance of senior hydration many different times before – but drinking nothing but plain water can be rather boring for any senior. These infused water recipes are going to encourage your aging loved one to stay hydrated the fun way! Infused Water Recipes The reason that making your own flavored water is so great is because it is a natural way to stay hydrated, but it is also nutritious, easy, fresh, and all-natural. We wanted to share a few of our favorite infused water recipes: Orange and Blueberry Ingredients: Ice A handful of blueberries 2 mandarin oranges, cut into wedges 6 cups of water Directions: Combine all t …


by Jonita Dixon

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Nutrition Tips for Seniors: Aging Well

Some people assume that it does not matter what they eat as they get on in age – and they could not be more wrong. If you want to maximize your overall health as you get older, these are a few of the different tips that you want to take into consideration. By following these tips, seniors will find it far easier to remain independent and stay active later in life. Tip #1 – Make Sure To Visit The Dentist Dental issues are going to make it a challenge to eat later on, which is going to affect your overall nutrition. Because it makes chewing difficult, dental pain may cause seniors to reduce their overall intake of proteins and other important b …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health

Brain Foods To Help Boost Senior Memory

Most of us place a tremendous emphasis on our body aging in a healthy manner as we get older – but what about our brains? As some people age, they have a significant decline in their mental processing, experience memory loss, and have a decreased cognitive ability. This is why it might be good for seniors (and everyone for that matter) to focus on foods that might be beneficial to keeping their brain healthy. These are four different foods that are proven to help with memory retention and cognitive function. Food Option #1 – Salmon Salmon is a great omega-3 superfood that is a great way to add omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein to your diet …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health

Tricks to Keep Hydrated This Summer

It is important to remain hydrated during summer, especially for seniors. As the temperatures rise, an increase in fluid intake can help to decrease migraines, body temperature irregularities, joint pain, and infections. Water is also great for helping reduce blood pressure. We know that water is great and healthy – but how can we make sure that seniors get enough of it? These are just a handful of tips that ensure that seniors remain hydrated by making water as appealing as possible. Tip #1 – Enjoy More Broth Most elderly find that broth is a great way to remain hydrated. Especially if seniors refuse juice or water, broth can be a great way …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health

Staying Healthy With Diabetes - Essential Foods To Take In

It can be challenging to make healthy food choices – especially if you are living with diabetes. In order to manage diabetes without complications, eating healthier foods is an essential component of your treatment. By sticking to regular mealtimes, controlling portion size, and eating right, you can keep your body weight and blood sugar within the right target range. What Is A Good Diabetes Diet? It can be a challenge to determine what makes up a good diabetes diet. A good diabetes diet consists of a diet with whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. It also has to be high in nutrients and low in calories and fats. Foods To Avoid If you or your …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health

Natural Ways to Help Ease Arthritis Pain

There are 50 million people throughout the country who suffer from arthritis. When it comes to reported chronic conditions in the U.S, it is the second most frequently cited one. Fortunately, there are some natural ways that you can ease arthritis. Method #1 – Chondroitin When used in conjunction with glucosamine to help prevent or slow the degeneration of joint cartilage. This is often the underlying cause of osteoarthritis pain. Even though it is important that talk to your loved one’s health practitioner before taking something for the first time, it is possible to get chondroitin without needing a prescription. Method #2 – Glucosamine Thi …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health, Senior Living, Senior Nutrition

Strategies For Coping With Stress And Anxiety

Stress and anxiety, these are great ways to make sure that you are kept up all night. The standard “do not worry so much” response is not going to be especially helpful if you are struggling with stress. This is why you probably want methods on how to deal with stress if you are already dealing with stress right now. Stress can drain the body, lead to physical health issues, and it could also cause depression. These are some great ways that can help you relax to ensure that stress and anxiety do not control your life. Tip #1 – Make Sure That You Get Enough Sleep Stress and anxiety often keep you up at night, making it difficult to get enough …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle