The approximately 76 million Baby Boomers have collectively had a huge impact on all American industries and consumerism, and the senior living industry is no different. The Boomer class is defined as anyone born between the years of 1946 and 1964, and an estimated 10,000 boomers are turning 65 every day!
Shirley and I have met numerous people who claimed they did not care for the desert because “it’s just brown all the time.” That is certainly true of some of the deserts some of the time, but all deserts are not created equal. In North America there are four: Chihuahuan, Great Basin, Mojave, and Sonoran. They are all different because of factors such as elevation, soil type, topography, plant and animal life, precipitation, and temperature.
Proper sleep has a tremendous impact on one’s health and well-being, but for too many Americans, a good night’s rest is hard to come by. For some, proper sleep is a scarce commodity simply because their overstuffed schedules tend to crowd it out. For others, sleep proves elusive not necessarily because they don’t make time for it, but due to a sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea—a serious condition that causes intermittent pauses in breathing during sleep.
What should you know before you head outdoors this summer for a three-mile run or walk? Any aerobic exercise in hot weather can be difficult. Keeping your body properly hydrated with the right fluids is essential to your safety and your fitness performance. Drinking enough water before you exercise and during your run will help your endurance and give you a better workout.
In our office, we often see patients who are not only concerned about getting healthy but also about staying healthy. They see their aging parents with heart disease, diabetes, and chronic pain and want to know what they can do to get back to, and maintain, their optimum health as they themselves age.