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7 Best Pets for Seniors

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A companion is something that everybody wants. Everyone deserves love, acceptance, and support, after all. Whether you live independently, in a senior living community, or with your family, companionship can make all the difference in the world. Animals can be incredible companions, especially for seniors. That’s why our team at The Villages of Farragut has […]

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Why Should Seniors Perform Balance Exercises?

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As we age, looking after our physical health becomes increasingly important. Among all the aspects that older adults need to care for, such as a healthy diet, maintaining social engagement and physical activity, and managing conditions, balance might not immediately come to mind.  However, mobility and balance are crucial for maintaining an independent lifestyle for […]

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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

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As we navigate the golden years of our lives, maintaining our health becomes increasingly important. But it can be difficult to stay physically active, especially as we age. Fortunately, many seniors have found a way to stay physically active with almost zero downsides—yoga. Benefits of yoga for seniors include: The Importance of Exercise for Seniors […]

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How Much Calcium Should Seniors Take?

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Calcium is an essential mineral that helps keep bones strong and can help prevent common health concerns for seniors, but different people need different amounts based on their age. The recommended daily calcium intake for seniors is 1,000–1,200 milligrams per day.  Eating a balanced diet that includes calcium-rich foods such as dairy products, leafy greens, […]

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What Causes High Potassium Levels in Elderly?

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Potassium is an essential mineral that our bodies use to help regulate fluid levels inside cells. But it’s possible to have too much of a good and necessary thing in our bodies. A few potential causes of high potassium in seniors include a potassium-rich diet, kidney disease, and certain medications. High potassium levels in the […]

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