As we age, taking care of our health becomes more important than ever. One of the most critical aspects of maintaining good health is looking after our gut health. In Australia, bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, with over 17,000 people being diagnosed each year. It is especially prevalent in people over 60.
As we age, our mind, like the rest of our body, changes. This is normal, but some people experience more dramatic changes than others. Dementia is a broad term that refers to a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. It can cause problems with memory, language skills, judgment and other cognitive functions. Some people may have difficulty remembering recent events or following directions, while others will require help performing everyday tasks, like dressing or managing medication properly.
Let’s talk about the importance of skin health. When it comes to skin cancer prevention, having a regular and thorough check-up is imperative. Why is this important? Because if it is caught early, skin cancer can be cured.
Your social life has a huge effect on your health. Studies show that people who have strong positive relationships with family members and friends are less likely to develop heart disease or cancer. These studies have shown that the more social support you have, the longer you’ll live.
According to Australian government health reports, falls are the leading cause of injury in older Australians, accounting for over 30% of all hospital admissions. The risk of falling increases with age and are generally linked to a decline in balance, strength, flexibility, and muscle mass.
Getting fit is the key to your wellbeing giving you confidence both in your mind and your body. But getting fit is not always easy and “falling off the wagon” of that resolution you’ve made to yourself is common. We are here to tell you, that’s OK. The key is to never stop starting again.
Did you know that your bones are always changing? Every day of your life, some bone cells die and some new bone cells are created. Women who exercise regularly and eat calcium-rich foods enter their menopausal years with better bone mass than women who sit a lot and consume calcium-leaching foods. But no matter how good your lifestyle choices, bone mass usually decreases during the menopausal years. Learn more about how to combat this “bone pause”
Are you a social drinker? Nondrinker? Heavy drinker? Find out how your alcohol consumption habits are either helping or hurting you in staying fit and trim (or not)!
One of the first steps to realizing if you are leading a healthy lifestyle or not is determining if you are overweight. Calculating your Body Mass Index or BMI is an excellent first step. Once you’ve determined what your BMI you can use a combination of exercise and nutrition to help you reach your desire weight goal.
Small changes can make a big change to your life. Improve your health and wellness with these easy to implement tips.