Difficulty maintaining balance are extremely pressing problems that could impact one’s safety and well-being at any age, potentially signaling the presence of a health problem. The people who are able to maintain good balance around the clock, in any given set of circumstances- whether they are standing still or moving-can control the position of their body with ease. A healthy sense of balance enables individuals to get up from their chairs in a matter of a few seconds or bend over without falling, walk on any type of surface without staggering, or climb the stairs safely. Read more

Chronic pain is the type of pain that affects one’s well-being for 12 weeks or more, even when the initial causes of pain, such as an injury, have already been addressed. According to recent statistics cited by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, around 20% of the individuals impacted by acute back pain end up developing chronic low back pain. Sometimes, adequate treatment may alleviate the most upsetting symptoms in the long run, while also reducing pain and discomfort; nonetheless, in other cases, pain may persist in spite of the surgical and medical treatments that the patient has undergone. Read more

Maintaining good physical balance is important to all of us, especially those over 55. We know that when our balance is jeopardized, even slightly, we lose confidence in our abilities.  This fear of falling and general loss of balance are more likely to result in a fall that causes minor or major injuries. So, what exactly is balance and how does it work? Read more

Regardless of their background, age or medical history, most seniors are dealing with the same wellness issues that impact their well-being, including depression, reduced mobility, lack of independence, safety concerns, and age-specific health issues.

Those who strive to improve their quality of life, reduce their dependency on others, and benefit from the best care tailored to their unique medical and non-medical needs usually thrive in senior living communities that have embraced whole-person well-being programs to restore the balance of their clients and improve all the aspects of their daily lives. Read more

During summer, the media and our doctors always advise us to minimize heat wave exposure, spend more time indoors, and drink as much water as possible. In theory, we all know that we should drink those 8 glasses of water on a daily basis to stay hydrated. Nonetheless, very few people can actually stick to this healthy hydration habit and turn it into an essential pillar of their new lifestyle plan. This brings us to a very important question: why exactly do we need water in the first place? Read more