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Invest In Your Health & Gain 12 Benefits from Walking Daily

June 23rd, 2017 No Comments

Active Seniors Walking - New Jersey Senior CareFor seniors, walking promotes independent living

Visiting Angels has a sure-fire recommendation to help you feel better and live a healthier life: Invest in your health by taking a half-hour walk every day. This simple exercise promotes physical strength and agility – genuine investments in your future ability to remain independent.

Walking daily offers other benefits, including:

  • Increased muscle strength and flexibility
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke
  • Reduced risk of developing colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Relief of arthritis symptoms and back pain
  • Strengthens bones and forestalls onset of osteoporosis
  • Promotes mental strength, including memory retention and reasoning abilities
  • Improves sense of balance
  • Increases self-confidence and decreases symptoms of stress and depression
  • Makes for a better night’s sleep
  • Gives the entire body a boost
  • Helps with weight control, especially when you walk after meals

Walking is an inexpensive, simple, and tremendously beneficial activity for seniors, and you’re never too old to receive the benefits from regular physical exercise. When you consider that the greatest profit from daily walks is the advantage of maintaining an independent lifestyle, this simple exercise becomes the foundation of a long-term health plan. And the more you walk, the higher return you’ll reap both mentally and physically.

If walking is difficult, and you need assistance for a daily walk and other activities, call Visiting Angels in New Jersey at 609-883-8188. We’re here to help you invest in your independent future. Whatever your senior living needs, we’ll work along side you to keep you in your home. If you or your loved ones need assisted living at home, call us today.

6 Mistakes People with Diabetes Can Make with Their Feet

March 26th, 2015 1 Comment

6 Mistakes People with Diabetes Can Make with Their Feet

People with diabetes are more prone to issues with their feet. Keeping your feet healthy means less risk of lower-limb amputation.

If you or a loved one has diabetes, don’t make these 6 foot mistakes:

1. Not inspecting your feet daily. Check for cuts, bruises, changes in toenails (getting thicker or discoloring); all wounds need to be treated immediately and monitored daily.

2. Not walking for exercise. Walking helps a person with diabetes keep a healthy weight while also improving circulation

3. Not having shoes properly fitted when you buy them. Shoes that don’t fit can cause foot pain and blisters. Custom orthotics and socks made for those with diabetes are also available. Visit the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA.org) website for approved footwear.

4. Not keeping your feet covered. For diabetics, going barefoot or wearing sandals is far too risky; your feet may become cut and infected as a result

5. Not having a professional remove warts, corns, and calluses from your feet. Those over-the-counter products are not advisable; you could cause even more skin problems with injury or burns. Leave removal to health care professionals.

6. Not getting a foot checkup two times per year. A podiatrist will help ensure your feet are continually healthy.