Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Add Years To Your Life - Anti Aging Foods..

We have all heard the saying “aging is inevitable”.  According to Medical Gear For Life the statement is very true, but there are certain foods with anti-aging benefits that can help slow down the aging process.  There are so many articles and opinions floating on the internet about anti-aging foods, who really knows which ones offer any benefits.  Below we have included 7 foods with explanations why they are considered anti-aging foods.
Avocados are a great source of vitamin E and potassium, as well as monounsaturated fats and antioxidants.  Some studies have concluded that the monounsaturated fats were largely responsible for the low rates of heart disease and cancer on the Greek island of Crete.


Fish is a great source of protein and is low in saturated fat. The American Heart Association recommends eating omega-3-rich fish at least two times per week.  Omega-3 which is present in fish helps protect against heart disease, reduce inflammation, and lower blood pressure.


Yogurt is rich in calcium, which can helps stave off osteoporosis and contains “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness.

Dark Chocolate:
Chocolate which is rich in antioxidant flavanols can help preserve the healthy function of blood vessels.  Eating dark chocolate has also been shown to protect the skin against the harmful effects of UV exposure.

Nuts of all kinds are a good source of unsaturated fats. Like fish, nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for the heart. They're also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, which helps lower blood pressure; vitamin E, which helps prevent cell damage; and calcium to maintain strong bones.

The antioxidants and nutrients in red wine can help prevent heart disease by protecting the arteries and the lining of blood vessels.  When you drink wine in moderation it helps to protect against heart disease, age-related memory loss, and diabetes.  Resveratrol is the compound in wine that provides the anti-aging benefits by activating genes that slow cellular aging.


These little berries are antioxidant rich which help fight free radicals.  Free radicals are the substances in our bodies that can cause chronic inflammation which is known to contribute to aging by affecting memory and motor function.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Baby Boomer Facts

  • Between years 1946 and 1964 there were 77 million people born.
  • In the year 2050 the number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to be 88.5, more than double the projected population of 40.2 million in 2010.
  • 43% of baby boomers have High Blood Pressure issues.
  • On January 1, 2011 the first baby boomer turned 65.
  • Baby Boomers make up 35% of the American adult population.
  • The age group 55 and over controls more than three-fourths of America's wealth.
  • 24% have a walking disability and need mobility aids.
  • Two-thirds of Americans 50 and over buy from e-retailers online.
  • 52% report a sedentary life style with no physical activity.
  • The biggest year of the boom was 1957, when 4.3 million boomers were born.
  • Americans 55+ are the fastest-growing age group among gym members, up more than 266% since 1987.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fitness and Exercise Ideas For Seniors

I made the last putt of the day to finish with a par on the 18th hole this afternoon. I had just shot 80 to finish an up and down round of golf.  As I walked off the 18th green I noticed my breathing was elevated and I felt fatigued.

Golf is a great way to socialize and get outdoors but do we get any health benefits from playing?  The answer is a big fat yes.  Golf is a great way to get moving and work on your fitness regardless of your gender or age. When you swing the club it helps to build your muscles and improve range of motion.  When you walk the course it helps build endurance and stamina.

In conclusion, it's a good idea to warm up your body before you play a round of golf and to do a few stretches for the hips, calves and upper body afterward to help prevent injury.  Medical Gear For Life recommends golf as a great activity for the elderly to help stay active and healthy.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Little Known Medical Supplies And Health Facts

Did you know?!

- The sphygmomanometer, which is an instrument for measuring bloodpressure, was invented by Samuel Von Basch in 1881.  The instrument was a rubber bulb filled with water that restricted blood flow in the artery.  A mercury column was then connected to the bulb that would then translate the pressure required to obscure the pulse into millimeters of mercury. 

- Andrejs Muiza patented the first modern walker (Walking Aid) in the United States after World War II, he emigrated from Latvia to Nashville, Tennessee.   

- A Michigan Man was pushed in his wheelchair pinned to the grille of a semitrailer for 4 Miles and was unhurt.  Read Full Article Here:  

- According to the University Of Utah Health Care;

  • Your heart beats 100,000 times a day

  • Your feet have 500,000 sweat glands

  • An adult human is made up of 7 Octillion Atoms

  • Your nose can recognize 50,000 different odors

  • People shed 600,000 skin particles every hour

  - Interesting facts about Massage Therapy

  • Massage has been found depicted in Egyptian tomb paintings.
  • It has been mentioned in ancient Chinese, Japanese, and Indian texts.
  • The Greek physician Hippocrates who is considered the father of medicine describes the practice of anatripis as “rubbing up.”