Archive for February, 2020

Is Sugar a Danger to Older Adults

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February 24th, 2020 Health & Wellness 1 Comment

All the talk and images of chocolate and chocolate-covered strawberries and other sweet edibles for Valentine’s Day got me thinking about sugar the past week. Sugar tastes good. Sweet foods make you feel good.  But sugar has acquired a bad reputation in recent times. The warning has gone out from leading health organizations to reduce the consumption of sugar. Sugar is identified as a major contributor of the global public health crisis in obesity and heart disease. Is sugar a danger to older adults then?
Sugar’s fall from grace
What happened! Sugar used to be king o…

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20 Heartfelt Healthy Habits

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February 10th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

It’s February, the month in which we celebrate Valentine’s Day. So, there is going to be lots of talk on the internet, on television and church about the heart and everything associated with it. The heart is a big deal—though a small organ—and it deserves to have its own month. As a matter fact, the heart should have three months! Yes, three, as in after two and before four.

Why three? Because the human heart is more than the organ which “beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body…[c…

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Don’t Fall for It –

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February 4th, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

Underestimating the impact of even a single stumble or fall can be more serious than you know
Nationally, falls are THE most common reason that people over 65 years of age go to the emergency room and are hospitalized. (source: National Council on Aging)

The team at Friends Life Care has an important goal.  That goal is help educate older adults about things that they can do to thrive at home as they age.  In addition, Friends Life Care has a special commitment to members,  Friends Life Care is founded on the mission to help all members age in place and live the best…

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