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Nutrition Tips for Women Over 40

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Women over 40 have different nutritional needs than younger women. A woman who has never had trouble keeping weight off may suddenly be gaining weight. A woman who has always found it easy to exercise may have trouble finding the energy to do so.

Hormonal changes may be to blame for weight gain, loss of bone and muscle density, and even digestive issues. Choosing a nutrient-rich diet including healthy fats, lean proteins, dairy, and lots of fruits and vegetables as well as a regular exercise program can help women fight against the changes caused by aging.

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Topics: Aging, Women's Health

15 Home Safety Practices for Aging Adults and Caretakers

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM

As we age, we need to take some extra precautions to ensure safety. Sometimes that means enlisting the help of others. Take a look at the following excerpt from a news release from the Home Safety Council.

"Each year more than 7,000 older adults die from incidents at home
including falls, fires/burns and poisonings, which are almost entirely
avoidable with proper education and some simple home modifications," said
Dr. Angela Mickalide, Director of Education and Outreach of the Home Safety
Council. "As our population ages, more and more adults will need
assistance. It is critical that caregivers have meaningful discussions with
those that they care for and help fix potential home dangers to keep loved
ones safe in and around their homes."

Prevention is the best medicine, they say. Follow these tips to avoid accidents and injuries.

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Topics: Aging

9 Physical Changes That Come With Aging

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Sep 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

As we age, our bodies go through a lot of changes. On the outside we change physically, but there are a lot of internal changes that occur too. 

Knowing what to expect and how to slow some of those changes can help you stay as comfortable and active as possible.

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Topics: Wellness, Aging