September 11, 2013

Six Steps for Maintaining Healthy Bones After 60

Filed under: Boomer,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 10:19 am

Courtesy of Hannah Whittenly [hannahwhittenly@gmail.com]

The risk of getting osteoporosis related conditions after the age of 60 are more than 50% for women and more than 25% for men. There is no cure for osteoporosis, order but there are some treatments available. However, hospital it is better to work at preventing this condition. Following are 5 steps that will help you maintain healthy bones after 60 –

Calcium Intake
Calcium is necessary for blood to clot properly and efficient functioning of nerves, muscles and the heart. However, Calcium’s most important function is maintaining healthy bones in the body. The daily calcium intake as per NOF (National Osteoporosis Foundation) is 1000 to 1300 mg per day. Also, you have to take Vitamin D in supplement form or naturally because it is needed for the body to absorb Calcium.

Six Steps For Maintaining Healthy Bones After 60Avoid Smoking
Smoking is a major risk factor that promotes osteoporosis in the body. This is because your bone density gets affected by smoking. Also, there are multiple other bad effects of smoking on the body like promoting lung cancer, bad dental health, etc. Hence, it is recommended that you stop smoking.

Avoid Alcohol Intake
Alcohol is another risk factor that is often associated with bad bone health. Anything in excess is always harmful and consuming more than 50 units of alcohol per week for men and 35 units for women are considered to be high level. Its use should be limited.

Get a Bone Density Exam
If smoking and alcohol has been used the best way to determine your status would be the bone density test. This test would reveal if you have osteoporosis and what the risks are of you get it in the future. Basically, it is a barometer of bone health and you can get it to measure mineral levels.

Consult the Doctor 
Your doctor would have information about how to prevent osteoporosis and maintain bone and dental health. Indianapolis dentures and dental services could give you tips, while discussing diagnosis and treatment options that gives you the best options for your situation.

Exercise Program Consisting of Weight Bearing Exercises
The best prevention against Osteoporosis is to have strong bones and that can be achieved by performing weight bearing exercises on a regular basis. These exercises include dancing, walking, racquetball, hiking, tennis and jogging. If you have not exercised before this, consult your doctor before you perform any of the above exercises since your body is not used to the exertion.

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Tips for finding units for senior living in San Diego

Filed under: Active Adult,Boomer,Retirement,Senior Housing — seniorlivingguide @ 9:33 am

Courtesy of Karen Miranda [karenvillegasmiranda@gmail.com]

Units for senior living in San Diego can be easy to find. People can look for these on the net and screen by price, location or features. People will find both basic units as well as properties in the luxury category. Many properties will be ones that are in between the two extremes.

The introvert and the extrovert
Some seniors like to live fairly quite lives. They may enjoy hobbies and solo activities, family and friends or outings that they choose to share with a partner or friend. These seniors often want a place that is nice but do not need a lot of different amenities.

There are also lively extroverts that thrive on human contact. This group may be interested in a property that has an active social calendar. Many places are offering a calendar of events on the website that gets updated often. This can guide people as to when parties, events and clubs meet at the complex.

Floor plans
There can be specific features in a floor plan that makes one unit a better option than another. People can find units here that have modern floor PepperTree_2plans like open concept styles. These often have the edge over galley units in terms of storage space and counter space. Some of these may have kitchen pantries.

Another thing to look for is a bedroom that has a large closet. Many units in this area have walk-in style closets that can hold other items besides just clothing. Units that have more than one bedroom will often have an en suite master bath. This usually has more upscale features than other baths in the unit such as dual sinks in the vanity, and a separate shower stall and tub. The newest units also place the toilet in a small room by itself.

One feature that many seniors like to find is a balcony or patio. Many like to have one that is large enough for four chairs and a table as this can be a great place to dine or play cards with friends. Seniors also use this space to house a BBQ or possibly a small garden with tomato plants and herbs.

Furry friends
Many seniors have pets and there is no reason why pets can’t live in apartments much of the time. Some complexes will limit the size or breed of dogs and there are often other things like pet security deposits to consider.

peppertreeOne great option is Peppertree Apartments located in Spring Valley CA. Visit them online or on SeniorLivingGuide.com here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20130911082350

Peppertree Senior Apartments offer a comfortable and affordable housing option for seniors. Choose from one and two bedroom floor plans featuring spacious interiors and the modern conveniences that make your home a true haven. Every detail in your new apartment will feel like it’s been customized just for you.

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