3 Good Reasons Why Old People are Generally Happy

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Do you know that old people are generally happy?

I know that mainstream society generally takes old people wrinkled, slow and feeble, wearing thick glasses, use dentures, and walks with a cane and an umbrella when outdoors.

Most people take them as lonely, hardly eat and sleep; can barely see and hear, very difficult to get along with.and very difficult to get along with.

Society considers them a “spent force,” or over the hill – too old to do anything worthwhile or engage in vigorous activities. They are better left alone in the confines of their rooms.

Nothing is farther from the truth, (watch video). In fact, seniors can be as bouncy as you, and probably even happier, too, in a lot of respects. they can be as bouncy as you and happier than you in a lot of respects.

They are not lonely and they can engage in activities you think they can’t, like Ilse Siegler.

Ilse is an 84-yr-old Chicago nurse whose husband died 35 yrs ago and still misses him a lot.

She has eyesight problems and is slower than she used to. But she still swims, runs a social group in her apartment, volunteers in a retirement home and is active with her temple.

“It makes life more enjoyable,” she says. Read more

Great Food Ideas for Seniors to Stay Healthy and Save Money

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“You are what you eat,” is an often-said phrase among dieters and dieticians and is very true as you age and your well-being and quality of life hinges on the kinds of food you eat.

As we age our mobility decreases, our heart becomes less active, our senses become duller. All these changes affect our digestive system – digestion and absorption of food becomes less efficient resulting to either loss of weight or undesirable gain.

The bottom line? Elderly people become easy prey to numerous illnesses and medical conditions generically called “age-related diseases.”

Because of this, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, about 60% of home-care elderly people are malnourished or at risk of becoming one.

The big factor contributing to his dismal realities of senior life is cost. A lot simply can’t afford ‘signature” foods to stay healthy.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, however, thinks this is due to ignorance or lack of information. It does not take a fortune for seniors to get their daily nutritional requirements. They can easily and cheaply get these from at least two servings of fresh fruits, two and a half servings of vegetables, 1200 mg of calcium (through low-fat milk, yogurt or cheese), 7 ounces of grains (whole grains, not processed), and approximately 65 grams of protein.

To assure you get all these every single day, stick to these great food ideas:

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Warning! Food Supplements may do You more Harm than Good

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Do elderly people need food supplements?

The other day I met a former co-worker I loved interacting with. She’s the kind of girl who, if asked what an IC (integrated circuit) is, will talk about the subject from beginning to end, how it is made, its purpose, number of brands and makers, and so on and on.

That kind of girl (sometimes I can just imagine what her husband goes through in their private moments).

She left the company three years ago and has gone into MLM (multi-level marketing), selling food supplements.

True to form, she asked for a few minutes to discuss her business. I told her that I was rather busy. She went ahead, just the same.

She badgered me with her products, that they were herbal, that they are better than others. Then she cited a lot of people, foremost of them her mother, whose aches and pains disappeared after using her supplements.

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