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      Gut Health and Better Aging

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | November 16, 2017

      Senior Nutrition and Wellness: There is a ton of science emerging from this field of the gut microbiome. It’s a unique health concept that has gotten a lot more attention lately as more and more studies are being produced.

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      The True Value of Home Care for Veterans in Need as Winter Looms

      By Renee Gray | November 13, 2017

      Even though we are moving into the second month of autumn, and we still have two more months of fall, winter across much of the country is already starting to rear its cold, frustrating head, so to speak. For veterans, especially elderly veterans who require assistance or who are dealing with limited mobility, winter could…

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      The Most Underutilized Supplement for Older Individuals

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | November 6, 2017

      Senior Nutrition and Wellness: Creatine has been a staple for athletes and bodybuilders for decades. It’s been proven to help improve the effects of resistance training such as more lean mass, better strength gains, and overall improved muscle function. Creatine is a fuel source that is used for very short durations of physical exertion. The body relies on several different energy sources.

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      Do This Around Meal Time and Lose Fat – Part 2

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | October 20, 2017

      Senior Nutrition & Wellness: Last weeks part 1 focused on cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, protein, and almonds. Hopefully, you’ve given these dietary additions a try and will slowly start seeing some positive results. Being able to change your habits over the long term will make your weight loss more consistent and sustainable. Hopefully, you found the pointers helpful and in this week’s part 2 we’ll keep examining a few more tricks you can implement to seamlessly consume fewer calories or get a more favorable response from the food you eat.

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      Too Often, Families Regret Not Talking More About Alzheimer’s Care Options

      By Renee Gray | October 16, 2017

      There are times when it may seem as though the easiest option is to avoid talking about certain subjects. When an aging family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there are probably going to be numerous questions, not just about things that should be done here and now, but what level of support will be…

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      Do This Around Meal Time and Lose Fat – Part 1.

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | October 13, 2017

      Senior Nutrition & Wellness: Counting calories can be tedious, inaccurate, and not the solution for weight loss for some people. Most everyone would like to lose a few or many pounds for health, vanity, and various reasons. Most people are successful in the short term and then slowly regain their lost weight. The key is to find a deeply ingrained habit that aligns with your fitness goals. Making changes to your daily routine can be hard and most interventions don’t stick for the long term. Having to rely on motivation to reach your goals is not a long-term solution. Motivation fades over time and that is where a solid habit will keep you on pace.

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      Benefits of Strength Training for Seniors

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | September 26, 2017

      Senior Nutrition & Wellness: Strength training is very important for all populations and especially for seniors. Getting older can make a lot of chores and daily tasks a lot more difficult due to a common decrease in strength. There are many ways that you can fight this decrease in strength, maintain as much independence as possible, and live a much more fulfilling life. Staying strong makes everything easier. Walking up the stairs, taking the trash out, buying groceries, fixing things around the house, helping friends move, cleaning up your house, and so on and so on. This is directly affected by how strong and physically capable you are.

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      5 Ways to Maintain a Positive Attitude When Recovery Lingers for Months

      By Renee Gray | September 15, 2017

      How long will it take for that 76-year-old individual you happen to know to recover from this medical emergency? This person was hospitalized and is finally set for discharge, but the doctor has warned -not just the patient, but their family and friends, basically their support system- that this recovery could last or linger for…

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