According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the number of senior citizens in the US is expected to reach 98 million by 2060. This is concerning with regard to healthcare costs, because when people age, health concerns rise. Other than health, bodily functions and quality of life also get hampered.
If you have senior loved ones at home, you need to understand that they require more attention.
Here are some of the most common chronic health concerns that elderly people deal with:
Retirement is exciting for a lot of people. Finally, you get to enjoy time with loved ones, pick up your favorite hobbies, and enjoy extended holidays—all things that just weren’t possible when you were working.
Granted, retirement allows you to do whatever you want, but does it also hurt your health and life expectancy? That’s a good question!
In this blog, we’ll explore life after retirement and why regular medical care is important to ensure good quality of life.
Let’s get started:
In the United States, neck pain has an annual prevalence rate that exceeds 30% among adults. It’s a condition that affects the physical, social, and psychological health of an individual, and hence, must not be taken lightly.
In this blog, we’ll discuss text neck, and how your job might be behind it.
It’s an unfortunate reality, but one that’s not new to seasoned yoga practitioners!
As it turns out, despite the many benefits of yoga for physical and emotional health, the popular practice can still do a number on your bones, especially on those in your hip. According to a report by the BBC, there ‘s an increased number of patients with serious hip problems, many of whom are yoga teachers.
Stemming from the fact that they’re pushing their bodies a too hard when going into certain positions, half of these teachers now have advanced health problems. In some cases, patients require comprehensive medical treatment and even surgery, including total hip replacements.
As an active employee in the overworked American workforce, you might think that stress and fatigue are par for the course. When you’re not working hard, you’re not succeeding, right? So, why not pull in a few more hours to get the job done? It’s as simple as that.
As it turns out, though, this line of thinking is not beneficial when you consider the effect it has on your health!
Whiplash is a neck injury that affects the intervertebral joints, discs, nerve roots, cervical muscles, and/or ligaments in the neck. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it’s among the most common auto accident injuries individuals involved in car accidents sustain.
Of all the things you don’t want to ruin your day with, a dysfunctional arm is the worst. Pain in the arm keeps you from cooking, eating, brushing your hair, doing the dishes, and getting everyday work done—basically, everything! There’s a lot that can affect the functionality and mobility of your arm, and one of these problems is a frozen shoulder.
According to statistics, as many as 80% of US adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Other than that, it’s also one of the leading causes of disabilities around the world. According to a survey, one of the most common reasons why most people are usually absent from work is because of lower back pain.
Did you know that the largest joint in your body is in the knees? The knee is a hinge joint which comprises bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. A knee that’s healthy ensures that you’re able to run, move, and carry out all sorts of physical exercise to the best of your abilities.