Finances

Six ways to stay financially safe with Alzheimer’s

Editor’s note: Today, Your Health Matters features a guest blog post from Lydia Chan, a writer who works for alzheimerscaregiver.net in Tacoma, WA.

When it comes to diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to prepare in advance. Studies indicate the cost of treatment for Alzheimer’s is widely variable. Treatment costs can depend on many factors, including family involvement, length of care, severity of illness, and other present health conditions that can complicate a diagnosis. Here are six ways to help you stay financially secure when dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.Read Article

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When is walking better than running?

People often think in order to see major changes in weight or improvements in health they need to take up running or jump right into some sort of vigorous activity. Depending on your fitness goals, limitations, and exercise experience, this may not be the answer for you. If vigorous activity is not for you, consider walking. It’s a great activity. If done consistently for the recommended duration, walking can be healthier than its more vigorous counterpart: running.

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Tips for better sleep

In college, I had terrible sleep habits. I’d stay up late to study, to hang out with friends, or to pick up the late shift. I always assumed I could make up for missing sleep on the weekends, but realistically, that never happened. Now that I’m out of college, I’m not even sure how I was able to function on less than six or seven hours of sleep a night! Sleep has become the reward for a long, full day, to get me ready to take on the next one.

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Summer office safety tips

Office ergonomicsAs sunshine and warmer weather creep closer and closer, you may find yourself staring out your office window longing to embark on a summer adventure. Unless you have stocked up on vacation days, the outdoor activities will have to wait at least a few hours. As you bring your attention back to the tasks at hand, take a minute to think about the setup of your space, keeping the principles of ergonomics in mind.

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Stay hydrated this summer

Good hydrationSummer is typically a time where most of your free hours are spent taking part in outdoor activities. Spending time at the beach, golfing, bicycling, or taking a leisurely stroll around the block are all great summer activities. But even the simplest activities can become dangerous if you are not careful. In the summer, it is important to stay hydrated.

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