Thousands of Americans suffer strokes every year. Although there are risk factors that contribute to stroke, the reality is that almost anyone can suffer a stroke – at any age.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at least half of all Americans have at least one of three risk factors associated with heart attack or heart disease. These risk factors include poor diet, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol use.
The days are getting longer which means summer is here and thoughts turn to vacation! Many families, however, are caregivers for a loved one in their family who may be too frail or infirmed to travel. The idea of taking a much-needed vacation can leave them feeling even more stressed or guilty because of their responsibilities and obligations.
It’s important to continue an active lifestyle as we age to maintain strong and flexible muscles and according to AARP, regular physical exercise can even slow down the aging process. Here are some helpful physical fitness tips to help you stay in shape as you age.