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Common Scams That Target Seniors and How to Avoid Them

As we all spend more time online, we are increasingly vulnerable to common scams that attempt get our personal and financial information or to install malware, software that is designed to damage or disable our computers and computer systems. It's no reason to give up your online activities; it's just important to be aware of the scams that exist and know how to avoid them. Phishing Scams These are scams that bait people into providing personal or financial information. The victim receives a mes...

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Strength Training for Seniors

Think you’re too old to hit the weight room? Think again. Studies show that people actually need weight training in their lives even MORE as they get older.Most people hit peak muscle mass between 30 and 40 years old. After that, sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass, strength, and function, begins. It can happen fast: physically inactive people can lose between 3 and 5 percent of their muscle mass each decade after 30.Don’t worry; you don’t have to start doing deadlifts. Even a modera...

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The 4 Best Exercises for Seniors

Seniors need exercise. It strengthens the heart and lungs, lowers blood pressure, decreases stress and reduces the risk for illness. It even improves one’s memory. But older people need exercise that puts less stress on joints and bones. In this post, we feature four low-impact exercises that are perfect for seniors.Tai ChiOriginally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that is not only great for stress reduction, but an excellent way for seniors to st...

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Why Pets Can Help Seniors Live Healthier

Scientists studying the relationship between human beings and pets have found that pets do more than make us happier — they also make us healthier. And, several recent studies have shown that owning and handling a pet is especially helpful to seniors.Seniors who care for pets live longer, healthier, and more enjoyable lives than their non-pet owning peers. A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that independently-living seniors with pets have better physical he...

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How Technology Can Help Seniors Live Independently

Can I live alone safely? That is the big question for millions of seniors and their families each year. And for more and more people, the answer is YES – you can live in your home.It’s all thanks to some new technologies designed to help seniors live independently with a host of age-related challenges. In this post, we focus on two assistive tools that empower seniors who have illness and early signs of dementia to live at home.1. A Home Security System for Your Health and Safety.For seniors wit...

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