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15 Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes, According to Science

The sweet potato, also known as the Ipomoea batatas, not only contains many nutrients, but it is also packed with medicinal benefits. The following are some of the health benefits that you can accrue from including sweet potatoes in our regular diet.

Seniors Often Face Dental Care Challenges

According to the Center for Disease Control, a little over half (60 percent) of today’s senior adults visited a dentist in 2013 despite the fact that one in four of seniors aged 65 and older have gum disease. This segment of the population is in need of proper dental care since many of today’s serious diseases can be linked to tooth decay or gum disease.

Five Tips to Help Your Loved Ones Pare down Their Belongings

As your loved ones enter their golden years, their home becomes their sanctuary. But if they’ve kept all the tokens of love over the years, their home is probably too cluttered for them to navigate safely. Here are some tips to declutter your parents’ home and help your older loved ones lessen their belongings so that they can remain safe and happy in their living spaces.golden years

4 Advantages You Can Steal from a Morning Person

The morning person’s routine illustrates that the advantages you gain by not hitting the snooze button far outweigh the extra hours of sleep. Here are four advantages you can steal from the habits of a morning person.

Four Adaptogens That Are Beneficial for Seniors

Adaptogens are naturally occurring substances that have been found to provide multiple normalizing effects on the body, including stress management, immune system health, and energy level boosts. Learn about four essential adaptogens that cover the gamut of health-boosting benefits guaranteed to help you live an active and stress-free lifestyle.

5 Surprising Reasons Swimming Will Increase Happiness While Aging

It’s no surprise that taking the plunge at the local pool has been a favored form of exercise for older adults. It’s easy on joints, reduces the risks of injury and improves cardiovascular strength. But there are other advantages to swimming as we age. Here are five reasons why you could feel happier if you swim for exercise.

Bouncing Back from Accidental Falls

Accidental falls, or unintentional injuries, are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. There are a number of safety measures a caregiver can take to reduce the risk of injury within their loved one’s home, but older adults can also use daily exercise to improve their sense of balance to better navigate the bumpy road ahead. Here are five everyday tips to practice and implement to prevent falls: