Older Adults

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Experience sharing of controlled diabetes from moderate lifestyle change

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A friend shared with me that both his parents have diabetes- and they could control their blood sugar without much deprivation. What their parents did: •Eat vegetables and meat moderately- no need to drastically cut down •Avoid rice as much as possible- because rice is high in sugar content •Perform moderate amount of exercise. For [...]

Bonny Rider for improving limb coordination

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I find that a number of outdoor exercise equipment can cater for those with health problems, arthritis, elderly and with slight immobility problems. One such one is the bonny rider- as compared to those in the gym, this one does not have weight and relatively easy to use: Benefits as printed on the equipment: It strengthens [...]

Knee Pain & Feelings of Lack of Support in Life

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Factors such as gait, being overweight, aging, wear and tear, past injuries, inactive, wearing the wrong footwear/ high heels are obvious reasons for knee pain. When you go to a doctor with a knee pain complaint, he/she will commonly examine these symptoms. These are physical and lifestyle symptoms related to getting knee pain. But can [...]

Role of the caretaker/ caregiver in helping the recovery of a loved one

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Just today, while having my exercise at the park, I saw a man lovingly held his mom as they scrolled slowly at the park. I was not sure of the lady’s condition- it could be that she was either recovering from stroke, or she was undergoing cancer treatment therapy because the way she had walked was [...]

Cause of forgetfulness- restlessness and remorse

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As we grow older, we would tend to be more forgetful. But being forgetful can also be a sign of a more serious oncoming problem such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Researchers are trying to find the link between lifestyle, diet, outlook with these diseases. Many such theories are available on the web – in which [...]

Why do I bruise easily

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A man about 70 years old complained to me that he bruises very easily. This had happened for a few years. The condition had started suddenly and it had stayed every since. Look at the bruise on his arms: He told me that the slightest knock would make his hand bruise. For instance, when he accidentally knock against the [...]

Senior Exercising on Rebounder

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I came across this inspirational video in YouTube- featuring Don Avery. Rebounder is now used as one of the rehabilitation exercises for physio and by chiropractors as the exercises are low impact and does not stress the joints (but if you bounce vigoriously on a rebounder, your joints would still absorb the pressure). Wear a [...]

When life loses its meaning after retirement

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A middle-aged lady told me that nowadays she did not have the mood to do anything at all. She would just would alternate between sitting down and lying on the bed. And she had also lost her appetite- she actually had to force herself to eat just to get something into her body. Usually, about [...]

How to live a long and healthy life

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My grandaunt had lived to about 93 years old before she passed away. She had worked as a servant all her life, retiring only when she approached 70 years old. Even into her 90s, her eyes were very alert and observant. Nothing seemed to escape her attention. The only thing is that she was slightly [...]

Story of a lady with arthritis, joint pain and high uric acid

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This is not the only case I have of someone with such condition. But Anne’s story (not her real name) can offer an insight on how our personalities can map out certain specific health conditions. Anne is almost 70 years old now. She had suffered from arthritis, joint pain and high uric acid. If she as much as [...]