4,000 Steps towards a Healthy Brain

Senior citizens should walk 4,000 steps each day to have a healthy brain, a recent study from India, stated. According to the study, walking aids in boosting neurological cells. Those who walked most of the time turned out to have a thicker brain and were discovered to possess better memory and thinking abilities. They also tended to make better plans and were better in processing information. Meanwhile, Dr. Girish Nair, a neurology consultant from Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad, India, noted that physical exercise is beneficial in preventing neuro-degenerative disease such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia, as well as other lifestyle conditions. On the other hand, Dr. P.R. Reddy, a senior gen

Equal Sharing of Housework for the Elderly: Key to Better Health

According to a new study published in BMC Health, elderly men in the US and Europe are performing less housework compared with elderly women. This then leads to less chances of becoming physically active and health concerns. Conducted by researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Preventive Research and Epidemiology in Germany, the said research utilized self-reported data from 20,907 women and 15,333 men aged 65 and up from Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Netherlands, UK, and US to investigate on the possible relationship between health and the time spent sleeping and doing housework. By reporting the time they spent on different activities (related to cooking, childcare, gardening and maint

The Pitfalls of Sitting Too Long for Elders

Sitting for a very long time especially is more critical especially for the elderly. With their muscles wasting away much faster compared to younger people, home care services and other health care providers need to pay attention to the elders’ daily activities to avoid such. According to a recent study published in The Journal of Physiology, the elderly’s lack of exercise leads to a decrease in their legs’ muscle power. Such power is vital most especially when climbing the stairs. Hence, having difficulties with this can result to losing independence and even experiencing isolation. Likewise, when the elderly is hospitalized and lives a sedentary lifestyle, there is also a greater tendency

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