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5 Wellness Tips to Take Care of Your Health at Any Age

5 Wellness Tips to Take Care of Your Health at Any Age

Living a healthy, fulfilled life is a goal we can all aspire to. And it doesn't matter how old or young you are. There are plenty of proactive ways you can take care of your health at any age.

In this article, we'll offer five health tips to achieving great wellbeing at any stage of your life. They're easy to follow and will form the foundations for happy and healthy living.

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Mental Health Facts and Statistics (Infographic)

Mental Health Facts and Statistics (Infographic)

Our mental health is so often overlooked merely because it’s a constant facet we must always be aware of 24/7/365. After all, our minds constantly process information, develop new thoughts, and evolve based on chemical makeup and our surroundings. For this reason, having an awareness of various mental health facts, figures, and statistics can help us maintain our mental health. We’ve compiled a variety of facts to help bring awareness and understanding to different health conditions. This article breaks these pieces of information down into generalized facts and figures, seasonal affective disorder, anxiety, physical pain (its impact on mental health), and aging.

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How to Convince Your Family to Let You Age at Home

How to Convince Your Family to Let You Age at Home

For various reasons, children decide to place their parents into a senior housing community or nursing home. Though some reasons for doing so are valid and necessary, other causes can be avoided. There may be a better solution than removing parents from a home they have grown comfortably familiar with.

Without weighing the pros and cons of placing their parents into a facilitated living situation, many assume it is cheaper than providing care inside their home. However, in most cases, senior citizens have paid their mortgage off. The only cost associated with their home is insurance and taxes.

If one takes the time to compare home insurance, they would see that keeping their parents inside the house could be cheaper than removing them from it.

Allowing senior citizens to live in their homes as they grow older can help them remain healthy and independent longer. Knowing how to find the right type of home insurance for these circumstances and the benefits associated with aging at home can lead to children making a more comfortable decision for their parents.

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5 Bathroom Safety Products to Keep Your Independence as You Age in Place

5 Bathroom Safety Products to Keep Your Independence as You Age in Place

After the stairs, the most dangerous place in the home for seniors is the bathroom. Slips can often happen in a place designed for water. If you don't protect yourself adequately, it could be dangerous and potentially lethal.

A bathroom is also a private place that most want to be alone in. Keeping your personal time private is essential to you. You should also make sure your life insurance is at a competitive rate. Independence, as you age, can include being able to make your own decisions, including knowing how to get an insurance quote without a checkup.

We will show you some of the bathrooms' dangers for seniors and how to make it a safer place so you can retain your privacy. These five types of bathroom safety equipment can make all the difference in the world for your shower experience.

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The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Incontinence

The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Incontinence

Urinating when you don't mean to is embarrassing for anyone, but it's actually a common issue. In fact, according to the American Urological Foundation, a quarter to a third of men and women in the U.S. -- millions of Americans -- struggle with urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, occurs when control over the urinary sphincter is weakened or lost. This isn't just a "normal part of aging"; it can be caused by various reasons and may be temporary depending on the cause. Treatment and management options are available.

If you think you may be experiencing urinary incontinence or know someone who is, it's best to talk to your doctor. But before you do, this guide will provide you with everything you need to know, including types of incontinence, incontinence causes and symptoms, and treatment & management options.

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