|Elder Care Information|
Exercise Walking For Seniors: Preventing Foot Problems
Exercise has a very important role in the general health and the quality of life of everyone, but especially in seniors. Seniors who walk tend to look younger, sleep more soundly and have fewer visits to the doctor. Walking for 30 to 60 minutes four to six days a week will help improve osteoarthritis and decrease the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and obesity. Walking is the top recreational sport for seniors.
Although many seniors may be scared to start an exercise program because they are worried about injury, the health benefits of exercise outweigh the risk of injury. Walking is considered one of the best forms of exercise because it's safe, cheap and easy. Unfortunately, foot problems can prevent seniors from starting or continuing with a walking program. Follow these tips to help avoid foot problems when walking:
1. Choose the right shoe. Make sure the shoe is supportive and bends only at the toes. The shoe should also be stable from side to side. If you can twist the shoe or fold it in half, it is too flexible. The shoe should have enough wiggle room for the toes, yet be snug enough to keep the heel from slipping.
2. Buy shoes in the afternoon. Feet swell during the day and it is better to fit your shoes at this time. The only exception to this rule would be if you always do your walks in the mornings. Make sure your foot is measured at the store to obtain your correct size. Feet change size over time. Most feet lengthen and widen over the years, increasing the shoe size. Don't assume you've always been the same shoe size.
3. Start slowly with an easy pace. Try a short walk of 15 minutes and gradually increase the time each day.
4. If you haven't walked before, make sure you start on a flat, soft surface. A great surface to start on is a level, dirt path. Don't jump into climbing hills until you build some endurance.
5. Warm up before walks. Gentle stretching before and after walking can improve circulation and prevent injury. But, don't over stretch. If you haven't stretched before, be careful not to over do it. This can lead to injury.
6. Avoid walking in bad weather. Cold, wet weather makes surfaces slippery and hard and decreases visibility. Muscles can become tight and the feet can become numb, increasing the chance of injury.
7. Examine your feet after the walk. Look for areas of irritation, red spots, blisters or areas of swelling. Self- treating can turn a minor problem into a major problem. Consult a podiatrist if a problem persists.
8. Avoid cotton socks. The white cotton socks you've been told to wear all these years are not appropriate for exercise walking. Synthetic or wool socks will help wick moisture away from your feet as you walk. This will decrease your chance of fungal infections, excess rubbing or blister formation.
9. Walk in well-lit places. The darker the trail or road, the more difficult it is to see and the higher the chance you will have of tripping, falling or twisting an ankle.
10. Don't walk through pain. As soon as you notice a foot problem, stop walking. If you continue walking with an injury you could be making the problem worse. If you feel it's necessary to continue your exercise program, try using a stationary bike while you give your foot a rest. If a few days of rest does not resolve the problem, see a podiatrist.
Christine Dobrowolski is a podiatrist and the author of Those Aching Feet: Your Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Foot Problems. To learn more about Dr. Dobrowolski and her book visit http://www.skipublishing.com. For information on foot products to keep you walking, visit http://www.northcoastfootcare.com.
Hello? Anyone at work? Elder care requests largely ignored at ... Virgin Islands Daily News
Elder Care needs funds for Cool Room Project Examiner Enterprise
CT House approves overhaul to aspects of elder care system The Connecticut Mirror
Investigate attorneys who practice elder law 11Alive.com WXIA
It Takes a Village for Elder Care, Too The American Prospect
New app aims to increase affordable elder care in the Lowcountry Live 5 News WCSC
CT lawmakers may pass on key elder care reforms this session Connecticut Public
Guide to Elder Care Planning - San Francisco Bay Times San Francisco Bay Times
MSU Denver tackles critical shortage of elder-care workers RED. Relevant. Essential. Denver
Stefanik, Harder, Hinson Reintroduce Empowering Employer Child ... Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Start here for help figuring out Medicaid for yourself or aging parent Akron Beacon Journal
Advice | Carolyn Hax: She's an at-home mom. Why can't she do ... The Washington Post
Dementia Care Is Widespread In US Nursing Homes; Facilities With ... healthaffairs.org
Manassas police to hold elder care fair PotomacLocal.com
India Geriatric Care Services Market to See Huge Growth by 2030 | Nema Care, Age Ventures India, Jeevan - EIN News
India Geriatric Care Services Market to See Huge Growth by 2030 | Nema Care, Age Ventures India, Jeevan EIN News
How Will the Public Health Emergency's End Affect Veterans? ElderLawAnswers.com
China Issues Eldercare Resource Guide as 60+ Population Balloons Voice of America - VOA News
Will Robotics and AI Be the Future of Elder Care? ElderLawAnswers.com
SENIOR LOOKOUT: Asking for help allows aging in place longer Gloucester Daily Times
Elder care facility proposed on grounds of St. Benedict's Church Ahwatukee Foothills News
Hearing Wrap Up: “Must-Admit” COVID-19 Nursing Home Mandates ... - House Committee on Oversight and Reform |
Hearing Wrap Up: “Must-Admit” COVID-19 Nursing Home Mandates ... House Committee on Oversight and Reform |
Care Property Invest / : delivers Spanish residential care centre ‘Emera Mostoles' - Marketscreener.com
Care Property Invest / : delivers Spanish residential care centre ‘Emera Mostoles' Marketscreener.com
Challenges of Long-Term Care Planning for LGBTQ+ Seniors ElderLawAnswers.com
Florida seniors who receive Medicaid assistance face possible eviction from ALF - ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Florida seniors who receive Medicaid assistance face possible eviction from ALF ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Medicaid, Drug Pricing, Aging, And More healthaffairs.org
As Medicaid disenrollments surge, concerns about nursing home ... McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Turning Back Time Car Show returns to downtown Sycamore July 30 Daily Chronicle
Calgary seniors produce play on mandatory medical assistance in dying to cope with rising health care costs - Global News
Calgary seniors produce play on mandatory medical assistance in dying to cope with rising health care costs Global News
'Independence is almost a God-given right.' Will lawmakers protect it ... New Hampshire Bulletin
Stephenson County seeks outside legal opinion nursing home Journal Standard
Skilled nursing facilities with ADA violations are breaking the law Top Class Actions
The Real Cost of Being a Millennial Caregiver Next Avenue
Danbury nursing home facing fines after sexual assault allegation The Connecticut Mirror
In nursing homes we don't trust - Daily Editors' Notes McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Coming Events Southeast Iowa Union
Planning begins for Estevan Regional Nursing Home replacement ... Daily Commercial News
Innovative Long-Term Care Housing Solutions for Seniors ElderLawAnswers.com
Larry Burnett retires from Regency on the Lake The Times Herald
City nears $2.2 million settlement with patients abused at public ... - McKnight's Long-Term Care News
City nears $2.2 million settlement with patients abused at public ... McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Healthy Aging helps elders live a better life Choctaw Nation
Elder Care Law May 2023 - Nashville News Channel 5 Nashville
Events TODAY – JUNE 5: Elder Citizens Council Star of Mysore
State Survey: Menig Nursing Home deficiency-free Vermont Biz
Long-term care planning can be wise investment Jefferson City News Tribune
Turner alumni bingo game is welcome fellowship for Carthage seniors panolawatchman.com
Swifties at Rome nursing home re-create '1989,' 'Red' album covers Utica Observer Dispatch
55+ Connections: Week of 5/29/23 City of North Liberty
Senior Talk DFW - June 2023 The Cross Timbers Gazette
Cockroaches, soiled sheets, neglect. Lawsuits allege more horrors at Syracuse nursing home - syracuse.com
Cockroaches, soiled sheets, neglect. Lawsuits allege more horrors at Syracuse nursing home syracuse.com
America Faces Sharp Increase in Aging Military Veterans The War Horse
As care homes mushroom, lack of uniform standards poses concern The New Indian Express
Human extinction threat 'overblown' says AI sage Marcus FRANCE 24 English
How Nursing Homes Can Find Value Via New Ways of Partnering ... Skilled Nursing News
Don't Leave Kids In Cars: 3 Children Die Of Heat Exposure In ... Kaiser Health News
Utah Pride Center does what it can for older LGBTQ+ folks — but ... Salt Lake Tribune
Letters to the Editor | June 5, 2023 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Wisconsin nursing homes once hammered by COVID lift many ... Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Remote work: an underestimated benefit for family caregivers Nebraska Examiner
Indy woman used stolen license to land nursing home jobs she wasn’t qualified for - FOX 59 Indianapolis
Indy woman used stolen license to land nursing home jobs she wasn’t qualified for FOX 59 Indianapolis
CEOs Are Predicting a Mild Recession in the U.S. HBR.org Daily
Answers to Go | San Marcos Record San Marcos Daily Record
How to Find the Right Nursing Home East End Taste Magazine
New developer needed for shuttered nursing home site Winston-Salem Journal
India Geriatric Care Services Market Size, Business Prospect ... Digital Journal
Do You Need a Trust?: Estate Planning Q&A ElderLawAnswers.com
Iowa reforms tort law, nursing home ownership rules McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Paying For Elder Care Just Got Easier
It's not a surprise that thousands of families across the nation are facing the challlenges of an aging population. The "sandwich" generation, those who are caring for their children as well as their parents, have been feeling the financial pinch of caring for loved ones.
Short Trips Can Stimulate Alzheimers Patients
Severe degradation of short-term memory means that my father, an Alzheimer's elder, is seldom interested in movies or books. And, although music used to be a source of enjoyment, he no longer listens with pleasure.
When the Box is Empty
The King had a modest kingdom. He was Danish.
Marketing, Selling, and Serving the Older Adult, Senior Citizens, Family Caregivers
Are your clients pleased by the fine quality service that you provide? Validating your clients' endorsement of you through Certification as a Senior Approved Service will increase your client base. Senior Approved Certification leads a family towards a service like yours side stepping the possibility of connecting with a less than desirable service.
Assisted Living Facilities - What Are They?
Assisted Living facilities are generally for person's 60 years of age and older. Typical candidates need assistance with "Activities of Daily Living" (ADLs), but wish to live as independently as possible.
Skilled Nursing Homes - What Are They?
A skilled nursing home is a medical facility providing services similar to a hospital. The homes are staffed with licensed nurses, shared rooms, hospital beds, regular scheduled doctor rounds, meals and housekeeping.
Why Everyone Over 50 Should be Training for the Senior Games
by Phil Campbell, M.S.
The Truth About Christmas
Every year, as Christmas approaches, you hear Christmas carols everywhere. Sometimes to the point where another Silent Night would make you want to silent the sound system.
Whos Gonna Take Care of You When Youre Old?
I finally went to the doctor this morning for my bad cold. My appointment was for 9:30 am and yet I didn't get home until after 1:00 pm.
Long Term-Care; 70 Million Americans Will Be Over 65 by 2003
We will all grow old; this is a given. We will all have health issues as we grow older, this also is a given.
Caregiving Across The Miles-Tips for Successful Long Distance Caregiving
Caring for a parent or a loved one is a difficult job. Your duties as a caregiver become increasingly difficult as the miles increase between you and your loved one.
Introducing the Best Available Long Term Care Policy Guarantee
If you're 60 to 70 years old ..
What About Tennesse Dept. of Human Services Abuse of the Elderly and Their Families?
PART I: Physical Abuse of the Elderly vs. Tennessee DHS Abuse of FamiliesDuring the week of October 26, 2003, newspapers across the state of Tennessee published an Associated Press story that featured the glaring news headline, "Reports of neglect and abuse of senior citizens up 40% in six years.
Honey, Where Are The Car Keys?
Q: My mother is always losing, hiding and hoarding things, I am losing my mind! What can I do to get her to stop?A: This is a great question and I have a lot of material to work with.My grand mother had made me the most beautiful doilies.
Advocate For Senior Citizens - Protecting Against Abuse and Fraud
Ruth is 87 years old this year and has been living alone since 1997. She is in good health, however the daily chores around the home became increasingly difficult.
New Hope for Alzheimers Treatment
There is now widespread agreement among research scientists and medical professionals that Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a problem quickly growing to vast proportions. As the life expectancy of Americans continues to rise, increasing the percentage of the population over 65 years of age, so does the number of Alzheimer's cases.
The Dryer Ate Your Underwear!
Q: My mom is in the early stages of dementia and she is also incontinent we have tried to get her to stop wearing her underpants and have her start wearing pull-up diapers, she throws the Depends out the door and puts her underpants on. Of coarse we have a lot of laundry! How should I handle this?A: This one should be fairly easy to solve.
What You Need to Know About Helping Senior Citizens
IntroductionThe baby boomers is the population which haven taken birth after second world war till 1965 when there was a tremendous increase in birth rate due to the social and economic development in the USA. Now this population is going into the old age and thus bringing a burden to the nation as the country has to take care of not only the food and shelter but also the medical care.
Hinged Rail Stair Lifts
If a door at the top or the bottom of the stairs may be blocked by the rail of the stairlift, there are a number of models designed to overcome this problem. Some manufacturers are able to produce a rail with reduced overhang upstairs, so the lift will not protrude as far into the hallway.
Mom Wont Participate!
Q: Six months ago we placed my mother in an assisted living facility. She gets along fairly well, but we thought she would get involved with all of the activities.
|home | site map|
|© 2009 Asteroidsearch .com|