If you’ve struggled to improve your health, or introduce significant lifestyle changes, conquering one small change at a time can lead to impressive success when it comes to senior health and wellness. “Many people think that once they commit to a change, they must be perfect or do it all at once. They take on too many changes, or too big of a shift, then become quickly overwhelmed and quit,” says Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Sun Health’s Center For Health & Wellbeing in Surprise, Arizona.…
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Friends and family often ask what they can do to help a loved one recover from a stroke, once they return home from the hospital. We interviewed La Loma Care Center Rehabilitation Coordinator Eric Muse, PT, MPT, for his advice. 1. Encourage use of the weak side. When recovering from a stroke, many people tend to compensate for their weaker limbs without realizing it, and family members can help them recognize and adjust for this.…
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During the March 19th, 2014 grand opening for Sun Health’s new Center for Health & Wellbeing, prevention medicine doctor and author Robert Landry, M.D. shared his ten powerful tips for remaining at peak performance longer as we age. “We should age like leaves – gaining more color as we get older, blending in beautifully to become better than we are by ourselves, then falling gracefully off the tree,” ~ Dr.…
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April is “Stress Awareness Month” and Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing offers a variety of classes to help you reduce stress and improve your quality of life. Head over to SunHealth.org or download the latest issue of Healthy U to see the full listing! You’ll find a selection of programs, such as meditation, tai chi and yoga – easily learned stress relief tools proven to protect you from future stress.…
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AZ Senior Living: Men Between our Arizona senior living Community Education series and our exciting monthly calendars filled with daily exercise classes, here at Sun Health Senior Living, we dedicate ourselves to promoting healthy lifestyles and increasing disease awareness. And while in the past, we’ve covered everything from arthritis care to controlling high blood pressure to managing osteoporosis, this month, we’re setting our sights on a popular topic integral to men’s health: how to maintain a healthy prostate.…
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It’s easy for many women to prioritize family needs and work deadlines in the hustle and bustle of daily life. That’s why Sun Health and other nonprofit organizations in Arizona are starting a conversation about health-consciousness: to create a healthier lifestyle for every member of our community. Through education, Sun Health and other nonprofits in Arizona aim to reverse the toll of poor heart health.…
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As we age, we’re often introduced to a myriad of unwelcome guests in our bodies, including diabetes, arthritis, and even food sensitivities (all of which can develop or worsen as we get older). But while these conditions may require an adjustment period to become your new normal, accommodating health concerns like food sensitivities is an important step toward comprehensive wellness.…
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You’ve always dreamed of it – retiring and gaining the freedom to pursue your passions and create your own schedule. But whether you’ll focus on travelling, writing, cooking or family, don’t forget retirement’s most important commitment: staying active. Capitalize on your new-found free time by filling your schedule with movement. No matter if you prefer formal or informal exercise, frequent movement and muscle engagement fights fatigue, arthritis pain, anxiety and chronic health problems like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.…
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Whether you’re living on your own or in one of our many Sun Health Arizona senior living communities, there’s no such thing as being too careful when it comes to medication management. From protecting your health information to meticulously scheduling and regulating daily prescriptions, drug safety and medication management go hand in hand. By planning, scheduling, and taking the time to differentiate between prescriptions, you can increase the effectiveness of your medications – while at the same time, reducing the potential of missing pills or taking the wrong pill at the wrong time.…
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