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5 Easy Steps to Keep Meds Strai

5 Easy Steps to Keep Meds Strai

Consumer Report findings of 2000 seniors over 65 take on average 8-12 prescription medications per day. In addition, supplements, seasonal and temporary prescriptions are added. Approximately 530,000 injury incidents are seen yearly in outpatient clinics due to medication errors. What can you do to be safe, keep medications in order and receive the benefits that each medication is meant to give? Write them down. Keeping a good log of ALL your medications, prescriptions and over-the -counter can be life-saving. All…

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CATCH A HABIT

CATCH A HABIT

Habit formation is the process by which a behavior, through regular repetition, becomes habitual. Every habit has three components: (1) A Trigger for an automatic behavior to start. (2) A Routine, the behavior itself. 3) A Reward how our, brain learns to remember this pattern for the future. The worse habit many have as we age is being sedentary.  Sedentary is defined as a period of inactivity for more than two hours at a time. According to a study by the…

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Don’t Be a 23 Stagnator

Don’t Be a 23 Stagnator

Let’s see if you can get through January without using any of the phrases below. Not regarding your health, the food you eat, the exercise you promised to do. I have never done it that way before. I am not ready for that, yet. I am doing OK without changing anything. I have tried it all before. I think it will cost too much. I don’t think this plan will work. I’ll be OK without changing. Now if you can…

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BEST HEALTH HACKS OF 2022

BEST HEALTH HACKS OF 2022

Over this past year of blogging, I have been reminded of my best three hacks to help you become your best health advocate. Put your pillow in the dryer on hi for 20 minutes every day, whenever you are sick, and during allergy seasons. Then once a week while you do your sheets. All the virus and bacteria are living happy all day in your pillow and will return “home” to nose while you sleep. Germ free sleeping = a…

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5 THINGS TO NEVER IGNORE

5 THINGS TO NEVER IGNORE

Being your own best healthcare advocate means being aware of important signs and symptoms of anything serious. To follow are the TOP 5! 1.Slurred Speech. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke in the US. 87% are life threatening. Call 911 immediately. DO NOT drive friend or loved on to hospital, when things worsen on the drive the ER staff have much less that they can do. 2.Mole Changes that include asymmetry, change in color, size (larger than pencil eraser)…

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Sugar Satiation

Sugar Satiation

Over the next month, ya know you will be indulging in all the special sugary treats. Here are some facts and fixes from American Diabetic Association on how to handle the sugar satiation in a healthy manner. Understanding that your body will be “normalized” into having to deal with HIGH insulin levels. Insulin is the hormones that allows your body to use/regulate glucose ( sugar) for energy. After glucose levels rise, messages are sent to your pancreas to release insulin….

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MIND DIET

MIND DIET

MIND SUPPORT Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is the early stage of cognitive ability loss (such as language/hearing/ visual/spatial perception) in individuals who maintain the ability to independently perform their activities of daily living. The 4 ½ year study done by Rush University nutritional epidemiologists found that people who followed the MIND diet had 53% less reduced risk of moving onto the dementia spectrum. The overall findings: Maintain good blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar levels. Stop smoking and Limit…

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8 Steps to Engage Your Brain While Sitting

8 Steps to Engage Your Brain While Sitting

The dangers of sitting are crystal clear. Sedentary Life Style = increased risk of heart disease, cancer, brain shrinkage(!) back pain and poor posture.  Best Health = Move 5 minutes of every 30 minutes you are awake. “An active brain has neurons firing to form new connections, that equal brain reserve and back up cells to avoid plaques and neuron tangles” according to Dr. Budson Chief of Neurology at VA/Harvard Healthcare system. Keep your brain active even while seated: Expand…

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7 Steps to Clear Thinking

7 Steps to Clear Thinking

Step it up, physical movement helps prevent illnesses that can lead to memory loss by releasing protein ( FDA recommended 50 grams a day) needed by the brain for healthy nerve cells. Park at the end of the lot and walk into stores. Walk the store once and then go get what you came in for! Try Mediterranean diet research has shown a 20 decrease in memory problems, due to lots of fruits, vegetables, and fish and the use of…

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