Senior Health & Wellness

Taking care of your physical, mental, and cognitive health is important for healthy aging. Miami Jewish Health is here to help you live your healthiest life every day. This section of our blog is full of resources on all things health and wellness for seniors, including tips for healthier lifestyles, diet and nutrition information, and activity ideas for active aging.

February 26, 2024

How Diet Affects Heart Health

Adults aged 65 and older are disproportionately affected with a higher prevalence of heart disease compared with younger age groups. In this blog post, we explore how nutrition affects heart health and share tips on how you can easily modify your diet to support cardiac wellness.

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December 25, 2023

Health Benefits of Walking for Seniors

Walking is often hailed as one of the best forms of exercise, especially for seniors. From weight management to disease prevention, walking offers a wide array of health benefits. Plus, it’s a low-impact activity that doesn’t exert excess strain on joints. Here are some of the major health benefits of walking that make it worth going the extra mile.

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December 4, 2023

The Role of Lifestyle in Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

As we age, our odds increase for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. While there are some risk factors outside of our control (like age and genetics), others are determined by our lifestyle choices. Here are some of the potentially modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.

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November 13, 2023

Kidney Diet Tips for Senior Health

Our kidneys are designed to help our body chemicals stay balanced. They regulate salt, potassium, and acid content. Waste and excess fluids are also removed from our bodies with help from the kidneys.

A healthy diet is one of the most powerful ways aging adults and their caregivers can help support kidney function. Proper nutrition is especially critical for those managing chronic kidney disease, which occurs when the kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood like they should.

Follow these kidney diet tips to help support overall health.

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September 25, 2023

Tips for Cutting Back on Sugar

In the U.S., adults consume an average of 17 teaspoons of added sugar each day, which is more than two to three times the recommended limit for men and women, according to the American Heart Association. Follow these tips to cut back on sugar.

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Oral Health Tips for Seniors

Believe it or not, a healthy mouth plays a vital role in maintaining overall wellness and quality of life, especially for seniors. In fact, good oral hygiene helps prevent various dental problems and can even contribute to the prevention of systemic diseases. That’s why the older you get, the more important it becomes to pay attention to your oral health.

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Music Therapy for Active Aging

Whether being made sleepy by a lullaby, getting pumped up by an anthem, or feeling nostalgic after hearing an old tune, everyone has felt the power of music. And it turns out, music’s ability to affect our mindset and emotions has clinical significance.

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Effective Natural Sleep Supplements for Older Adults

If you’ve ever struggled with ongoing restless nights, you’ve probably thought about trying sleep supplements. But with so many supplements that claim to help with sleep difficulties, how do you know which ones actually work? In this blog post, we’ll explore several popular natural sleep aids and explain how they work, how to take them, and any potential side effects they can cause.

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March 22, 2023

Healthy Aging with Yoga for Seniors

Yoga classes are one of the many activities available to Miami Jewish Health residents, and for good reason. Maintaining a consistent yoga routine has a myriad of wellness benefits for older adults.

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March 6, 2023

Bathroom Safety for Older Adults

It is important for caregivers to be aware of the potential dangers and take steps to ensure bathroom safety for the older adults in their lives. By doing so, they can help their loved ones maintain their independence and avoid serious injury.

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