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A Dietitian’s Take: Why You Might Want to Start Taking These Nutritional Supplements

  Guest post by Sarah Remmer, RD We all know how important good nutrition is for our short-term—but more importantly long term—health, right? The nutrients we consume through food help our bodies and brains to function properly, help to repair our bodily tissues, and contribute to our overall longevity and health. Eating a balanced diet complete with lots of vegetables, fruits, protein-rich foods, and whole grains helps us to attain most of the nutrients that we need for proper health. And as a registered dietitian, this is what I guide my clients and readers towards—a nutrient-rich, balanced eating plan most of the time! But, then there’s real life. Even as a dietitian, I know that eating nutritious foods at every...

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Dental Care for Seniors: Affordable Ways to Improve Your Oral Hygiene

Did you know your dental health affects the health of the rest of your body? For example, gum disease can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, lung problems, and even digestive issues. Sadly, many seniors avoid dental care because their healthcare plans don't cover the expense. Fortunately, there are several ways for seniors to access affordable care and take preventive measures at home. Find a Better Dentist First of all, if you already have a dentist where you’re a patient, make sure the practice is meeting your needs. Even if the cost isn't an issue, long wait times, an inconvenient office location, or poor-quality care may keep you from going for regular preventive checkups. If you have mobility problems, it can...

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Food for Thought

A balanced diet does more than improve the numbers on the scale. Eating well and getting plenty of exercise may help you beat the odds when fighting drug addiction, disease, or depression. Read on for ways your body uses what you eat for your best interests. Cope with addiction Addictive behaviors may be best battled with food on the front lines of recovery. Addiction is a mental health issue and if your brain isn’t receiving enough nutrition, it can latch onto behaviors such as drug use, alcohol consumption, compulsive gambling, or overeating. Many addicts unconsciously learn to depend on their chosen vice because of the way it makes them feel without realizing they may be able to get the same...

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Keep Healthy on a Shoestring – Tips for Using Public and Civic Spaces

When you are trying to be healthy, there are many options available to you. That said, gym memberships can be burdensome. Factor in the cost of healthy food, and keeping healthy can begin to feel like you are bench-pressing a heavy load without a spotter. There is hope though – stay healthy in any season by utilizing your community’s public spaces and civic organizations. Meet your goals without breaking the bank with these options. Parks – The US has a total of 417 national parks in their stewardship, so there is never a park far away. Many communities also have locally managed parks either within walking distance or a short drive away. A quick google search will tell you where...

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