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Daily Aspirin May Not Good for Healthy Older Adults

Daily Aspirin May Not Good for Healthy Older Adults

12:00am Sep 27, 2018 | Admin - Acorn Stairlifts USA | Health

Many older people take an aspirin daily as a general preventative measure to help guard against a number of age-related medical conditions. However, a new study suggests that people in good health and with no history of heart problems or stroke should not take a daily aspirin, as it has no benefit and could actually increase the risk of potentially fatal internal bleeding in the brain and the gastrointestinal tract.

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The Outdoors and Your Brain Health

The Outdoors and Your Brain Health

12:00am Sep 24, 2018 | Admin - Acorn Stairlifts USA | Tips and Advice

Stress can raise your blood pressure, increase tensions in your muscles and overwhelm you with high feelings of anxiety. High stress not only affects you physically, but stress can also affect your brain health. Studies show that spending time outside can help improve your brain health. Spending time outside can increase the feeling of contentment, reduce the feelings of anxiety, and impacts your immune and nervous system.

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5 Ways to Reverse Feeling Lonely as a Caregiver

5 Ways to Reverse Feeling Lonely as a Caregiver

12:00am Sep 14, 2018 | Admin - Acorn Stairlifts USA | Tips and Advice

Caring for someone is a rewarding experience and at the same time a major challenge both mentally and physically. Depending on the situation, it may lead to loneliness at certain times. There is also the high probability that a caregiver knows very well the sense of being left burdened by responsibilities of helping another. Sixty and Me shares 5 ways to overcome the feeling of loneliness:

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Struggling to Sleep? Try These Tips for a Restful Night

Struggling to Sleep? Try These Tips for a Restful Night

12:00am Aug 31, 2018 | Admin - Acorn Stairlifts USA | Tips and Advice

One of the basic building blocks for a happier and healthier life is the ability to enjoy a good night’s sleep. As anyone who struggles with sleep will tell you, everything seems 10 times worse when you’re tired and sleep-deprived. Lack of sleep on a regular basis can have serious effects on our mental and physical health. As well as making us feel moody, anxious or overly-emotional, it can also increase our propensity for obesity, heart disease and even diabetes. Here are 10 tips that may help you get a better night's sleep.

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Driving Safety for Seniors

Driving Safety for Seniors

12:00am Aug 29, 2018 | Admin - Acorn Stairlifts USA | Health

Age can affect the way we drive and sometimes, being advanced in age may be a critical concern for safety on the road.  A Place for Mom shares factors that affect one’s ability to drive along with helpful tips on how we can keep our senior loved ones safe while they drive.

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Sleep Can Help you Remember

Sleep Can Help you Remember

12:00am Aug 24, 2018 | Admin - Acorn Stairlifts USA | Health

We do a number of things during the day, some important, some not. From the moment we wake up we immerse ourselves in our typical morning routines, or the not so typical events like rushing into a meeting to determine an important business decision. Recently, a study published in Cell Reports shows that good sleep is a key factor in helping the brain distinguish and remember more important information over a common one.

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Walking Can Ease Arthritis

Walking Can Ease Arthritis

12:00am Aug 16, 2018 | Admin - Acorn Stairlifts USA | Tips and Advice

According to the NCOA, 1 in almost 10 adults in the U.S. have osteoarthritis. Recently, the Arthritis Foundation has rolled out a six-week program called Walk With Ease that teaches you how to make exercising a part of your daily life. The program is designed to help reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis, increase balance and strength, build confidence when it comes to being active and improve your overall health.

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