Monthly Archives: June 2016

4 Health Tips for Aging Men

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If you’re curious how to improve your health, or the health of your loved ones, Choice Health Management has the answers! This National Men’s Health Month, try these top tips to make the most of your fitness – no matter your age.

  1. Don’t Slow Down

Whether it’s a morning jog, afternoon stroll, or evening swim, keeping active is one of the best things you can do for your body. Cardio activities can especially aid you as you age by strengthening your heart and lungs. The exercise from these workouts may not only help your muscles, but can also improve your cognition from additional neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. These key chemicals help your brain to regulate sleep, happiness and alertness – keeping you feeling well!

  1. Go Nuts for Nuts

Your metabolism slows after you reach age 50. Eating smart and maintaining an active lifestyle are key to keeping good health. A smart snack that delivers plenty of power and protein is the mighty almond. With only 170 calories per 22 pieces, almonds are much easier to stash in your pocket or bag when traveling to and from work, not to mention delicious!

  1. Get Your Beauty Rest

New research shows that sleeping less than seven hours per night can impact your cognitive skills. Making time for rest can truly help you boost your productivity in the long run. If you feel like you’re lagging at the office, an extra hour of sleep may be just what the doctor ordered!

  1. Stay on Top of Your Health

Between regular dental, vision, and hearing checkups, be sure you have annual appointments with your preferred physician to stay ahead of other age related medical issues. By maintaining your health from the get go, you can be better prepared should something change as you better in age.

At Choice Health Management we are excited to help our residents continue to improve their physical and mental fitness. If you have a loved one that needs some extra attention achieving their fitness goals, drop us a line today! We’ll help you find the best exercise for their individual needs.

Keeping Your Aging Parents Safe At Home

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With advancements in health, the Baby Boomer generation is living longer than any generation before it. However, keeping your elderly loved ones safe at home is no easy task, especially when they live alone. At Choice Health Management Services, we take great pride in caring for your parents, so to commemorate National Safety Month, we want to share some key tips to help you maintain a safe and healthy home environment.

Tip #1: Prevent falls with proper products and preparation.

As we age, our bones weaken, and a fall that would barely affect a middle-aged adult can be fatal for an elderly individual.  Fortunately, most falls can be prevented by simply removing dangerous barriers such as non-stick rugs, placing handrails in appropriate spots in the home such as the bathroom and staircases, and using walking aids such as canes or walkers.

Tip #2: Safety-proof the home.

Be sure to make the appropriate products and information available should an incident occur.  This means keeping emergency numbers handy as well as a complete list of medications to take and when.  Also, make escape exits known, set your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent scalding and check that all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are working.

Tip #3: Protect against abuse.

Another important tip is how to check for elder abuse.  A few ways to keep your aging loved ones safe from abuse is by checking that all windows and doors remain locked, make sure no strangers are allowed in the home and remind your aging loved ones to avoid making purchases or signing contracts until they’ve talked with you.

If you have tips for keeping your aging loved ones safe, leave your recommendations in our comments.  We’d love to hear from you!