Articles and information on a variety of general health topics for the elderly, wheelchair users, and those with disabilities or arthritis.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Stay Pink!

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 10/4/2018 to General Health 0 Comments
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Stay Pink!
To raise awareness for Breast Cancer this month we’ve made a list of creative ideas that others can use to raise their own awareness. Breast Cancer takes thousands of lives each and every day and the lives it may spare are left to pick up the pieces after various rounds of chemotherapy and surgeries. The majority of the world knows how brutal breast cancer can be on women, but not many people consider that men can suffer from the same disease.

Avoiding Workout Injuries

Posted by Bonnie Joffee on 3/20/2018 to General Health 0 Comments
Avoiding Workout Injuries
To help avoid workout injuries, be careful to not be over zealousness when beginning a work out regimen; muscle strains and sprains, tendonitis, knee injuries, shin splints, dislocated shoulders, and so on can occur if you are not careful. Once an injury occurs, it is that much more difficult to get back to the commitment of exercising, losing weight and adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Posture Up

Posted by Tanika on 6/12/2017 to General Health 0 Comments
Posture Up
"Don't slouch!", "Sit up!", "Stand up straight!" Do these commands sound familiar to you? Most of us received this instruction daily from our parents, grandparents, teachers, etc. Although at the time these instructions may have annoyed us, the instructors meant well. Good posture is important for overall good health and is especially critical for preventing neck, shoulder, and back issues.

All Hands on Deck: Improving Your Hand Strength

Posted by Tanika on 5/4/2017 to General Health 0 Comments
All Hands on Deck: Improving Your Hand Strength
We use our hands for so many different things without even considering the important role they play. Accordingly, maintaining strength in these two extremities is critical. There may even be a link that exists between the strength of your hand grip and the chances of future disability and/or premature death for the middle-aged and older population.