Posts Tagged: wellness

Retirement Living Community: Health and Wellness

Wellness Tips from Sharon: May is National Arthritis Month By Sharon Leddy-Smart, Lifestyle Coordinator at The Atrium, Independent Living at The Cedars  Arthritis is the leading cause of disability among seniors and includes at least 100 different medical conditions affecting the joints.  Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid are two of the most common forms, typically resulting in pain, stiffness and fatigue.  Although the physiology of the diseases varies, many individuals have found a definite link between the kinds of food they eat and their arthritic symptoms. Dr. Rod Danoff, D.O. of The Arthritis Foundation explains that an increased intake of highly refined simple carbohydrates, fatty foods, alcohol and sugary drinks have resulted in flares of arthritic pain and accompanying body symptoms in arthritis sufferers. Inaddition, some patients have noticed an actual improvement in their symptoms, or a decline in their flare-ups, when consuming a more nutritious and well-balanced diet, including Oily fish such as...


Retirement Living in Portland Maine: Senior Health and Wellness

Spring Into Fitness and Start Walking Now that spring is officially here, it’s a great time to get outside and get active and healthy.  There are plenty of ways to get our heart pumping outside, but one of the easiest ways is to walk or hike.  Walking is a low-impact aerobic exercise which helps strengthen our cardiovascular system, keeping our weight at a healthy level and protecting us against diseases such as diabetes and some forms of cancer.  Research has shown that the benefits of walking 5 times per week for 30 minutes can helpyou: Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels Improve blood lipid profile Maintain body weight Enhance mental well being Reduce the risk of osteoporosis Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer Reduce the risk of diabetes  For more information on starting a springtime exercise program, contact Sharon Leddy-Smart,...