Health Info & Resources for Seniors
Scientists have measured music’s effect on brain activity. While functions like math and reading affect specific parts of the brain, listening to music sets off multiple areas of the brain. But the more interesting part is that when you actually play an instrument your brain has what is often called a “full body workout”.
Remember the old song; the foot bone’s connected to the leg bone? Well here’s an interesting connection—better vision could lead to a 16 percent lower risk of hip fractures. Fixing cataracts can restore clear, colorful vision. According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, having cataract surgery lowers the risk of breaking a hip as well in adults 65 and older.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. The good news is decades of research shows that massage therapy is effective in lowering stress and blood pressure, which are contributors of heart disease.
Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption web service, is striving to spread the word about the health benefits of pet ownership. Dogs may be man’s best friend, but did you know that pets can also be a baby boomer’s best medicine? Check out some of these amazing facts that prove how pet ownership can boost overall health and wellness: