Many people are turning to elderberry as a flu and cold treatment and natural immunity booster. Interest in elderberry lozenges, syrups and gummies has pushed the fruit to become the top-selling herbal supplement ingredient in mainstream retail outlets in the United States in 2020. Sales more than doubled each year from 2018 to 2020.
Daily physical activity is vital to a healthy life. Moving regularly can help fight off common diseases, improve your mental health, and strengthen your body. But how much is too much? Pushing things beyond your limit could have several adverse effects, including injury and anxiety. As you age, it’s essential to adjust your workout regime to avoid any harmful outcomes.
You dedicate plenty of time to Bible study and journaling, but have you ever considered combining them? While it might seem like a challenging mix, journaling with the Bible can be very beneficial, and it gets easier the more you do it. Keep reading to learn more about Bible journaling and how you can add this practice to your day.
At the Gardens at Barry Road in Kansas City, Missouri, we encourage residents to adopt healthy habits that can help them live life to the fullest. As part of our commitment to promoting good health, our assisted living community offers daily specials and restaurant-style dining, making it easier to get all the vitamins you need to stay healthy. However, even when you eat nutritious meals, it's possible to be deficient in one or more vitamins. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common vitamin deficiencies in seniors.
Life insurance provides benefits for people of all ages, including peace of mind about the future. But the type of life insurance you might need — or whether you need life insurance at all — depends on a variety of factors. At The Gardens at Barry Road assisted living community, we love to see our residents living a vibrant life with as little stress as possible. For some people — whether they reside in an assisted living community or elsewhere — the right life insurance can help reduce stress and support better quality of life.
Almost half of seniors over age 65 have been diagnosed with arthritis. Creative seniors might be afraid arthritis will keep them from their favorite activities, as writing, crafting, playing instruments and many other creative hobbies do involve using your hands. But this condition doesn’t have to keep seniors from doing what they love. Here are some tips and tricks to help seniors with arthritis continue to work on creative projects.
A nutritious diet helps keep you physically strong, and now, there's promising evidence that it keeps your mind sharp, too. Studies show that following the MIND diet — with its emphasis on leafy greens and berries — can boost brain health and slow cognitive decline.
According to consumer-spending data captured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2020, individuals over the age of 65 were spending an average of more than $6,600 per year on healthcare. That does include insurance expenses, which many people cover as a way to help reduce their overall medical spending for the year. But are there ways that older adults on potentially limited incomes can get help covering medical expenses or otherwise reduce their healthcare costs?
Whether you’re a morning person or not, your morning routine is of vital importance and directly affects the way the rest of your day progresses. The habits you set for yourself each morning can make or break your productivity and state of mind all throughout the afternoon and evening. By establishing a morning routine that prioritizes your physical and mental well-being, you can make sure all your mornings start off the right way. Here’s a look at some good practices to implement into the beginning of each new day.
Cognitive decline is a concern for many seniors. And while some decline is a natural part of aging, there are things you can do that may help slow cognitive decline and keep your mind sharp as a tack. At the Gardens at Barry Road assisted living community, we want seniors to stay in the best possible health both physically and mentally, so we made a list of six brain training ideas you can try.