As I studied the concept of Active and Healthy Aging for one of my recent blogs, I began to reflect on the concepts of Healthy Living and engaging in a Healthy Lifestyle. The definition of Healthy Living that I most relate to as a person with a disability comes from a 2003 article called “Health and Wellness: People with disabilities discuss barriers and facilitators to well-being”. Healthy living is described as “people with disabilities being able to function, be independent, having both a physical and emotional state of well-being, and an absence of pain.” [i] The walking program that I started in 2006 was born from the idea that I want to remain independent, be pain-free, and do what I want to do when I choose.
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Every Saturday, after my workout, I get on a bus and head Downtown to meet my friend Stella. I have known Stella since 2007. She will be 92 in July. Stella is a retired Nurse. She served in World War II. Stella has never deviated from the schedule she had as an Army and Private Duty Nurse. She worked the 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM shift.
Epilepsy is a condition, in which the person loses consciousness, generally without any warning. There is a kind of uncertainness associated with seizures as they can occur at any time without any prior warning.
Living with epilepsy is quite difficult as it presents various kinds of challenges to the life that includes relationship problems, school and employment issues etc. Epilepsy varies from person to person hence the effects may also vary from mild and minor to extremely serious ones.
Heart disease is a wide term that includes any type of disorder related to heart and that affects the heart. It is an umbrella term which means same as cardiac disease but not cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease relates with the disorder of heart, blood vessels (that includes arteries, veins and capillaries) or both, while heart disease relates with just the heart.
In October, I stood in front of a group of health and fitness professionals and delivered a presentation about my fitness and walking program. I spoke about why I started the program, provided examples of evidence-based methods that have been used to advance the work, and offered a glimpse of the “science” behind the approaches, routines, and daily workouts. During the question-and-answer period, an audience member asked “What keeps you going?”
The modern world can be dangerous for today’s senior citizens. With so much traffic, technology and constant change, seniors need ways to stay protected from predators and scam artists while also protecting their own health. Families can use these six gadgets to keep elders safe while helping them maintain their independence as much as possible.
As mobile technology improves, securing our well-being doesn’t rely entirely on the hands of medical professionals, but also with the help of mobile devices and applications. Giving proof to this is the Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK) Vision, which consists of a mobile app and a clip-on hardware. The tool is aimed to transform any Android smartphone into a portable diagnostic suite. As of the latest news, the project is being developed in London, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Bastawrous, an ophthalmologist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. How will this advancement in mobile medicine help the visually impaired?
One in 50 Americans currently suffer from some form of traumatic brain injury. Emotional, physical and spiritual issues all come in to play as you regain your identify and reaffirm your goals, desires and motivations for life. Some people recovering from traumatic brain injury have further to travel than others. But, every survivor needs to remember that regardless of the reason for the injury, life goes on and there are things you can do to get back to life, participate in events and improve your brain’s ability to function.
Have you heard about the potential dangers of arsenic in the rice we eat and fruit juice we drink? Well I have the facts and current research that will put your worries to bed and your mind at rest. Recently I watched a webinar presented by Dr. Julie Jones who is a distinguished scholar and professor at the St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She cleared up many misconceptions that people have today due to media scares from the Dr. Oz Show and Consumer Report studies.
Let me start off by saying that I love diet sodas and I have made an educated decision to continue drinking them. I find that diet sodas and sugar substitutes fit well with my diet; however, I am aware of how much I consume and am careful not to overdo it. I also live a healthy lifestyle which helps reduce my chances of developing health conditions that may be related to drinking diet sodas. The American Heart Association came out with a study that showed that sugary drinks were linked to about 180,000 deaths around the world. That kind of data does not exist for diet drinks yet. I wanted to provide you all with the research that is out there right now on diet sodas so that you too can make an educated decision on what you choose to consume.