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Aging and Sleep

What keeps seniors up at night? Senior “sleep architecture” differs. Sleep patterns change as we age, often making it more difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Despite these issues, our sleep needs remain constant throughout adulthood. There are three stages of sleep that make up our sleep architecture: Dreamless light sleep Occasional active dreaming…

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Osteoporosis: ACP Updated Treatment Guidelines

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition that increases bone fragility, making them prone to fracture. Loss of bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue is the result. The condition can affect all bones but the hip, wrist, and spine bones are more prone to breaking. Osteoporosis has become a growing problem in healthcare. About…

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Tips for Boosting Nutritional Health

As we age our bodies change, and so do our nutritional needs. These changes affect the way the body processes food. Because aging slows the metabolism it causes the body to burn fewer calories. Since the body is burning less calories, it’s important to consume nutrient-rich foods. The digestive system experiences change by producing less food-processing…

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Eating When Over Fifty

Feeding Your Body As You Age Diet After Fifty Adults over 50 can stay healthy for the future by choosing healthy foods. A balanced diet and moderate physical activity contribute to a higher quality of life and enhanced independence as you age. Fruit – Focus on whole fruits rather than juices for more fiber and…

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