Healthy at Home – With Help from an Angel

October 28th, 2014 No Comments

Healthy Aging With Visiting Angels in New Jersey

New Jersey Seniors, Stay Healthy At Home!

Did you know that arthritis and joint pain account for two of the top reasons for doctor visits in the United States, and more than one-in-four Americans receive medical attention for a musculoskeletal condition, such as osteoporosis?

Keeping our bones and joints healthy as we age is an important goal.  Staying mobile and active as long as we’re able is our goal, and there are effective strategies to help us with this purpose, no matter our age.

These strategies start with proper nutrition.  Mother was right when she said, “Eat your vegetables.”

  • Fruits and veggies improve bone mass density and increase calcium absorption. These healthy food options also help with keeping weight down and protect against musculoskeletal issues.
  • Adequate protein is needed to maintain muscle and protect joints and bones. Enjoy eggs, salmon, lean meats, beans and legumes.
  • Calcium is one of the most important nutrients for bone health. This helps protect against osteoporosis and supports muscle and nerve health.
  • Vitamin D is a shining star in this line-up.  It helps bones absorb calcium and boosts the immune system.
  • Dietary supplements can serve to improve skeletal health.
  • Drop the carbonated beverages. These contribute to a decrease in bone mineral density and lean muscle mass.

When you want to remain active, but have bone and joint problems that hinder your mobility, Visiting Angels provides the assistance you need. Our NJ-certified home health care employees come to your home with a wide variety of adult, senior and elder personal care services tailored to your needs and requests, so you can lean on Visiting Angels when you need help. We’re there when you need an Angel for the weekend or the holidays, or when you need full-time, in-home support. Schedule an Angel for weekday help with housekeeping, errands or meal preparation.  Visiting Angels will walk with you through the day and watch over you at night. Contact us for yourself or a loved one at 609-883-8188.

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