Sitting in a warm bath allows your mind and body to relax and recharge. Soaking in the bath also eases your stiff joints, improving circulation, and reducing blood pressure. Live Oak's Humane Lift Bath Lifts offer those with limited mobility can once again use a traditional bat tub. But, Mangar recommends the following to make sure your first bath is safe. Start with warm water, rather than hot, between 95-104° Fahrenheit is recommended. And, soaking for around 20 minutes offers the best health gains. Relaxing in a warm bath for a long time can cause your blood pressure to decline, causing...
Researchers at the New York University recently discovered a relationship between sleep apnea and early onset Alzheimer’s. NBC News featured the new study yesterday. The study determined that subjects suffering from sleep apnea, on average, were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) nearly 10 years sooner than the subjects who did not suffer from breathing issues while sleeping. Also Alzheimer’s disease development also seemed to be accelerated. Those people who suffered from sleep apnea were diagnosed, on average, five years before the people who did not have breathing interruptions during sleep. Dr. Andrew Varga, co-author of the study an instructor...
A 2014 study from the University of Western Sydney found that swimming reduces your risk of falls by improving your strength and balance. Researchers surveyed 1,667 Australian men over the age of 70 and found that swimmers had "significantly lower risks of falling". Compared to the other men in the study, swimmers took 33 percent fewer falls. The researchers also observed that the swimmers had far less "postual sway", or they did not sway or waver as much as the other men in a standing position. The "postual sway" evaluation tests the subject's balance. Although, this study's results do not...
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