August 19, 2013

Suffering From Ankle or Foot Discomfort? 5 Solutions To The Rescue

Filed under: Boomer,Healthcare,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 2:31 pm

Courtesy of Brionna Kennedy [brionnakennedy@gmail.com]

Ankle and foot discomfort are a couple of the most common pains reported by people at all ages due to a number of factors. Maybe you’ve been working too much and your feet have been getting the short end of the stick. Maybe you’re dealing with an ingrown toenail that won’t seem to correct itself. Either way, foot pain is irritating and is best dealt with as soon as possible.

Opt for Shoe Inserts
There’s no doubt that the more cushioning you can add to the soles of your shoes, the better. Significantly overweight people and those that find themselves on their feet the majority of the time should swap out their inserts for new ones every six months or so. You won’t only notice a difference in your foot discomfort, but your entire body should also benefit.

Suffering From Ankle or Foot Discomfort- 5 Solutions To The RescueMake an Ice Bottle
The ice bottle trick works well for those with sore feet, especially those that suffer from plantar fasciitis. Using a basic water bottle, fill it only about three quarters of the way to the top and completely freeze it. After the bottle’s contents have frozen, roll it on the floor along the bottom of your foot for immediate relief.

Use Steel Toe Boots on the Job
If you work at a job that is particularly hard on your feet, begin wearing steel toe boots. For people with labor-intensive jobs, joints in the feet are quick to wear out, and this can lead to arthritis down the line.

Wear Sandals or Open-Toed Shoes for Ingrown Toenail Relief
If the problem seems to be an ingrown toenail, wear open-toed shoes or sandals as much as possible. In between sandal use, be sure to soak the toe for 5 minutes twice a day in a solution of salt, Betadine, or Domeboro.

Consult Help
If none of these simple remedies do the trick for your foot or ankle discomfort, it might be time to consult a foot doctor. Foot doctors are specially trained to diagnose problems in the feet and prescribe a working solution that will bring about a timely recovery. Don’t neglect your feet if the previous remedies simply aren’t cutting it.

Overall, there are several things you can try before choosing to consult medical help. If simple remedies such as shoe inserts, a change of shoes, an ice bottle or open-toed shoes don’t help the problem, there is more than likely a more serious condition at hand. Use common sense and don’t neglect your health.
Brionna Kennedy-twitterBrionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.

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Different Health Care Needs? 5 Tips For Convenience

Filed under: Boomer,Healthcare,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 2:25 pm

Courtesy of Brionna Kennedy [brionnakennedy@gmail.com]

Managing health is a concern for everyone, but many people have special healthcare needs that make the task a little more challenging. Older people or those dealing with ongoing medical problems may need to adapt their health maintenance to accommodate their individual requirements. A few tips can make this job more manageable.

#1 – Exercise
Design your exercise regime to conform to your individual health needs. Seniors may need to include exercises that build muscle mass, increase cardiovascular health and improve balance. People with osteoarthritis or other joint disease should consider aquatic exercise, yoga or other types of movements that increase flexibility and strength but do not injure tender joints.

#2 – Healthy Eating
Health experts advise a diet that contains whole-grains, plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein and foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as oily fish, soy and nuts.
However, many seniors have to contend with dentures, which may make eating some of these foods more difficult to consume. Peel and cut up raw fruits into smaller pieces to get the fiber and antioxidants you need for good health.

#3 – Managing Medications
Older people may take a number of medications that must be taken at different times of the day or different times of the week. Research the Different Health Care Needs- 5 Tips For Conveniencedifferent types of pill containers to see which is right for you. Some medications cause edema that can cause swelling of feet or hands and can cause swelling of mouth tissues that makes dentures fit poorly. If you notice any unusual effect that might be linked to the medications you take, keep a journal of the symptoms to discuss with your physician.

#4 – Eye and Ear Health
Visit your eye doctor regularly and have eyeglass prescription changed as needed to ensure that you can see clearly for driving, hobby activities, reading and TV watching. If you find that you have trouble understanding what people are saying, make an appointment with your eye, ear, nose and throat specialist to determine if ear wax or other problem is at fault. Today, you can choose from a variety of hearing aid options to prevent missing conversations from friends or family.

#5 – Skin Care
Older people have thinner skin that needs special care. Use sunscreen whenever you spend time outdoors to avoid skin damage and skin cancer caused by UV rays. Experiment with skin cleansers to find one that provides proper moisturizing to avoid dryness and itching. Use a moisturizing lotion daily to give your skin an attractive glow.

Brionna Kennedy-twitterBrionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.

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ATTENTION CENTRAL FLORIDA! – Celebrating Grandparents Fun Day Experience

Filed under: Boomer,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 12:40 pm

In celebration of Grandparents Day on Sun. Sept. 8, 2013 all Grandparents and their family members are invited to celebrate ‘Grandparents Day’ at the Orange County Regional History Center and have a heartfelt family time at the ‘Celebrating Grandparents Fun Day Experience’ event being held from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

This is an event designed to bring Grandparents and Grandchildren together in a setting that is interactive and fun to celebrate the ‘Grand’ in Grandparents!

Grandparents can explore the creative world with their Grandchild(ren) while enjoying a fun-filled afternoon together which includes special entertainment for everyone.

The event includes:

The ‘Love & Giggle Time’ segment
Funtime with ‘Cookie The Clown’
Magic Show
Balloon Art
Face Painting for all children
Making special ‘Grandparents Day’ Memory Cards
Creative Family Games
Child Oriented Activities
Sing-Alongs
Interactive Reading Time
Children’s ‘easy cook’ lesson provided by Chris Kilby of Pampered Chef
Prizes
Surprises
…And More!

When: Sun. Sept. 8, 2013

Where: Orange County Regional History Center (aka The History Center)
65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, Fl. 32801

www.thehistorycenter.org

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost: $20 per adult
(Early Bird Special Price is $10 – Good Only Thru Aug. 9th)
$5 per child (10yrs – 17yrs)
$2 per child (3yrs – 9yrs)
Children under 2 FREE

Contact: Sandy Isaacs at (407) 272-7522
or email sandylisaacs@yahoo.com for further Attendee, Exhibitor or Event Sponsorship information

Visit http://celebratinggrandparentsfundayexperience.eventbrite.com for complete event details or to register as an Attendee, Exhibitor or Sponsor

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New FREE Listing Alert – PharmAssist 1011 SW 30th Ave Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Filed under: Uncategorized — seniorlivingguide @ 12:09 pm

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New Listing Alert – Winter Haven Resort 3501 Old Port Isabel Road Brownsville, TX 78526

Filed under: Active Adult,Retirement — seniorlivingguide @ 9:13 am

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