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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the root of the problem is that they are eating because they are happy, sad or lonely. We help them feel those things instead of eating them.”


Addressing any underlying troubles in your life will make your new year go smoother. If you are struggling with an issue, it is impossible to move forward until you admit it.


“We need to put ourselves in a position where our issues rise to the top,” Olliges said. “We need to put ourselves in a reboot type of program with the desire to learn things about ourselves.”


Olliges offers a 21-day transformation program that follows certain rules about eating and exercising. “I give you an opportunity to grow and change so you can lose weight and be excited,” he said. “You have to stay committed for it to be effective.”


Olliges’ program begins with a guidebook and food list. “There are over 100 things you can eat, from chicken to eggs to fruit to vegetables and coffee,” he said. “We do not eat after 7:30 p.m. in this program.”

When it comes to planning for a new and improved you in the New Year, it is important to take one step at a time.


“You need to transform your brain before you transform your body, so we need to get people to think right,” said Joe Olliges, owner/operator at Trainer Joe’s.


Through a 90-minute assessment, Olliges helps people understand where they are and what it will take to get to where they desire. The hardest part is often taking the first step.


“I am helping to make the connection that you need to quit living a simplistic lifestyle and start being honest,” Olliges said. “People have no problem getting up, going to work and working hard, but they have a problem working out. I call them out and tell them they need to begin to live in reality.”


It takes more than just joining a gym to experience weight loss or get in better physical shape. A balanced diet is the key to success. Emotional eating can be an obstacle to this goal.


“The vast majority of people need to have a mindset change of how they relate to eating and food,” Olliges said. “We try to find out if

TRAINER OFFERS ADVICE FOR GETTING HEALTHY AND FIT IN THE NEW YEAR

JAMIE LOBER

Jamie Lober is a Staff Writer for Health & Wellness Magazine

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Maintaining a healthy weight and building strength are important, Olliges said. Activity is encouraged. “We want you to walk every day for 20 minutes,” he said. “It is about deciding that losing weight is not the most important thing in the world, but it is too important to ignore. You can wait until you need insulin or deal with it before that. You can wait until you contemplate gastric bypass or have a heart attack or you can deal with it.”