Health and wellness

Shingles Symptoms

Shingles are caused by varicella-zoster, the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you’ve ever had chickenpox (typically during childhood), this virus is quietly hiding out in the roots of your nerves. It can reactivate and cause a painful skin rash. This is known as shingles or herpes zoster. When the virus becomes active again, you may …

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Tips for caring for aging skin

As you age, your skin undergoes several changes, including the loss of elasticity, thinning and dryness. These changes can make your skin more prone to damage and infection. Here are a few tips to help you keep your skin healthy: 1. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to help keep your skin hydrated and healthy. …

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Slow the effects of ageing

We all age a little bit every day and like it or not, we can’t do anything about it. However, several lifestyle choices can help to slow down the effects of ageing. Here are ten examples: 1. Stop smoking: cigarettes reduce a smoker’s life expectancy by about four years, not to mention the ageing effects …

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4 exercises for seniors

If you’re over 65, experts typically advise against strenuous physical activities like long-distance running, high-intensity interval training and joint-stressing forms of weight training. The good news is that you can build strength, boost your metabolism and improve your mood by doing exercises with minimal risk of injury. Here are four to add to your routine. …

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The link between physical activity and mortality risk in older adults

A study led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute found that recreational pursuits that incorporate physical activity, including walking, swimming and playing tennis, may lower older adults’ risk of death from any cause. That includes cardiovascular disease and cancer, which the World Health Organization notes are two of the leading causes of death across …

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