Cancer treatment has improved over the years – thanks to technology. Unlike in the past, today cancer patients can access a variety of treatment options. This has significantly reduced the number of cancer deaths.
There’s no doubt that the human body begins to break down as you age. While some people age more gracefully than others, you are still at a higher risk for some health issues as you age. Your body just doesn’t work as well the older you get.
Some people will experience a little joint pain, some people will keeping exercising and traveling well into their senior years, and other people will battle illness. It’s a sad fact. Here are a few common things to keep an eye out for as you age, and what you can do to try to stay healthy.
There are different types of hearing loss that can occur, and you can take some time to learn about the signs of hearing loss. Some causes can include loud noises in your job, not wearing proper ear protection when hunting or mowing the lawn, and even not wearing ear protection at concerts. Your hearing may seem fine early on, but as you get older you may notice changes in how you hear.
Go to the doctor for regular hearing tests, especially as you get older. If you frequent a lot of concerts or mow the lawn for a living you may want to get your hearing checked periodically no matter what age you are.
While many issues with eyesight that are deemed age related can actually happen at any age, they are more likely to start happening once you have reached, and passed, 40. You may start to experience vision issues that lead you to a need for bifocals or trifocals, you may start getting cataracts, and you could experience macular degeneration.
People with other health issues, like diabetes and high blood pressure, can also be at an increased risk for eye issues and problem with their vision.
As you age you may find you get winded faster. It could just be that you are out of shape if you haven’t been doing the physical activity you once did. It could also be other health related issues, some caused by things like smoking, and others that just happen naturally.
If you’re having breathing problems it’s important to get your lungs checked out. Even non smokers can get lung cancer or COPD.
Male or female, aging can affect your libido too. Women going through menopause can often experience in a decrease in sexual interest. There are many reasons for this, mostly hormonal.
Men can also have issues, and can usually find help with drugs like Viagra. However, it’s important to find out what the underlying cause is. Impotence can be caused by anything from smoking to high blood pressure.
I’m a sucker for health and fitness apps. I suppose that is not a surprise to anyone who knows me, as I do tend to be more obsessive about this topic than the average person. I pay careful attention to what I buy at the supermarket, to what I eat, and to how much physical activity I engage in on a regular basis.
That’s not to say that that’s all I think about. I do like gadgets and technology, too! So yes, unsurprisingly, I’m here to talk about health and fitness apps that will motivate you.
We’re all dying every second. There’s nothing we can do to stop that, but that does not mean we have to hasten the process, does it?
There are many things we can do to live a (somehow) healthy life, and spending too much time in front of the computer just might not be one of them. That is not to say that the computer does not help us in so many ways. For those who work online, it is a lifeline of sorts. However, as with most things in life, we can say that moderation is the key.
Here’s a fun infographic focusing on how your computer just might be killing you. Needless to say, it applies depending on the amount of time you spend in front of your device.
I am not kidding, and if you know a woman who has very strong urges about passing on her genes to the next generation, you would also know that the ticking biological clock is not a joking matter. In fact, I am sure that studies have been made about just how this fixation on the biological clock has gotten a lot of women down.
Not that I am one of them, but just in case you are, or you know someone who is, then here is an iOS app that might just help. Or maybe not, I don’t really know.
In any case, let me introduce you to the Wonder Clock, an app that was specially designed to count down a woman’s biological clock in real time.