AUDIBEL PROMOTES HEARING HEALTH

According to hearing health providers, nearly one in five Americans age 12 years and older – 48 million people – experience hearing loss severe enough to hinder communication. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent age-related disability in adults age 75 years plus, following arthritis and hypertension. Only 5 percent of hearing loss in adults can be improved medically or surgically. The vast majority of Americans with hearing loss are treated with hearing aids.

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TAKING CARE OF YOUR AGING SKIN

As you age, you may notice wrinkles and brown spots on your skin. Aging makes skin more prone to dryness. Your skin also becomes thinner and loses fat, making it less plump and smooth. Cuts and bruises might take longer to heal. How skin ages will depend on several factors: your heredity, lifestyle, diet and other personal habits, such as smoking. Sunlight is another major cause of skin aging.

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A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP IS GOOD FOR SENIOR HEALTH

For some seniors,getting a good night’s sleep is an everyday challenge. Some sleep specialists recommend seniors sleep about seven and a half hours on average, while others say seniors need to get as much sleep as they always have to function at their best. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) convened experts from the fields of sleep research, anatomy and physiology as well as pediatrics, neurology and gerontology to reach a consensus from the broadest range of scientific disciplines.

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insights in mind, try some of the following ideas to find the fitness routine you love:


Try a variety of fitness classes. Spin, yoga, tai chi, pilates, zumba – the list of group fitness classes is endless. Try as many as you can and stick with the ones you like. Mixing up your class schedule is a great way to keep your workout routine fresh and exciting.


Let go of external pressure. Just because half- marathons, triathlons and CrossFit are trendy doesn’t mean they’re for you. You don’t need to prove anything to anyone by mastering a certain exercise. You are the one who reaps the rewards, so it has to be something that works for you.


Think outside the box. If you dread long-distance running or weightlifting, there are plenty of other ways to get in your cardio and resistance training. Try rollerblading, trampolining, kickboxing, swimming, ballroom dance – there are no limits.


Make it convenient. It’s easier to stick to a fitness routine if you are realistic about what you can fit in your schedule. You don’t need to invest hours of your day to reap the benefits of physical activity. Find a time frame that makes sense for you, even if it’s only 10 minutes a day.


These tips will help you find a physical activity that takes the work out of working out for you. By implementing exercises that bring you joy, fitness will become a fun part of your life that you couldn’t imagine living without.

Do you struggle to stick to an exercise plan? Maybe you start out with ambitious fitness goals, such as completing a half marathon or conquering CrossFit, but the fun stops once you’ve got your new running shoes and have stocked up on workout gear.


Starting a workout program is motivating and exciting, until all of a sudden ... it isn’t. When you see a workout as hard work, it’s easy to lose momentum and eventually throw in the towel on fitness altogether.


What’s the key to making a fitness routine stick for good? It’s simple: If you want to make exercise a habit, you need to find the type of workout you enjoy. Here’s how to find the fitness routine you’ll jump out of bed for.


Find Your Fitness Personality

Working out shouldn’t be a chore. If cardio and resistance training sound like a drag, you likely haven’t found the right fitness routine for you. Exercise isn’t one-size-fits-all; it’s different for everyone. Ask yourself the following questions to figure out what types of exercise you might enjoy:


What makes you feel alive? Whether it’s exercise- related or not, what lights you up every day? Think about that scene – are you inside or outdoors? Adjust your fitness routine to mirror the characteristics of your happy place.

FINDING A FITNESS ROUTINE YOU LOVE

MICHELLE CHALKEY

Michelle Chalkey is a Des Moines-based freelance writer specializing in health and lifestyle topics. She enjoys helping businesses communicate their messages through blogging and effective storytelling. Connect with Michelle on Facebook or check out her blog for helpful tips on the writing process and productivity.

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What sport do you enjoy playing the most? Is there something you were good at in high school or even grade school? Adults can easily lose sight of their youthful athleticism, but playing sports is a good way to stay active and social. Check around your city for recreational sports leagues.


What kind of music inspires you? If you like upbeat, poppy tunes, you might do well with a spin or aerobics class where the blaring music generates the group’s energy. On the flip side, softer music makes a great background for a yoga class, nature hike or long walk.


Do you like exercising alone or with others? Think about your favorite workouts in the past. Were they in a group fitness class? Was it a solo run or a power walk with your best friend? Exercise can act dually as a social hour or give you the alone time you need, whichever you prefer.


Tips for Finding Your Ideal Workout

Now that you have established some preferences when approaching exercise, you can understand what motivates you and holds your interest best. With those