Get On Up! Avoiding the Harm of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Researchers from University of Copenhagen wanted to learn more about the effects of inactivity. In a recent study, they had a group of men wear a leg pad that caused them to be highly inactive for two weeks. The startling results: After only two weeks, young test subjects lost a third of their muscle strength,… Read More

Guidance on Fall-Proofing Homes

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released new guidance on how individuals can fall-proof their homes through recommended changes to prevent falls and increase home safety. These recommended changes include removing or avoiding safety hazards; improving lighting; installing handrails and grab bars; and moving items to make them easier to reach. “Six out… Read More

Keeping Nursing Home Residents Connected

As we age, our ability to maintain social relationships may wane. Friends and loved ones pass away, health issues may isolate us, and physical limitations may make it difficult to go out and meet people. But socializing remains important. Not only does it help us feel connected and alive, but it also provides numerous health… Read More