Important Articles for Seniors and Others

My Frigid Garage Needs A Heater: What To Do?

If you are like me, your garage is more than just a place to park your car. My garage is my workshop. In it, I build all sorts of creations throughout the year! However, there is one time of the year when I don’t enjoy spending time in it: winter. That’s because where I live, the temperature in my garage can go below freezing during the coldest winter months. It definitely is not a fun place to be when it’s that cold!

I recently was wondering what my options were for heating the garage. There are a lot of different garage heaters out there, but I wanted one that was both safe and affordable. I personally don’t like the risks associated with using gas to heat a garage. Although I’m sure a propane heater can be used safely, if you know what you are doing, I wanted to go with electricity instead.

So the obvious answer to my question was to research different makes a models of electric garage heaters. I was very surprised by the wide variety and prices that were available. Ultimately I purchased a New Air model from Amazon, because it had the best reviews. You can learn more about it in the video below:

Now my garage is a place I like to work all year long – not just during the warm months. And it’s a good thing too, because I find that winter months are often the months I most want to do some crafting and it’s wonderful to have a heated garage space to work in now. My heat bills haven’t gone up too much either – under $100 a month for the amount of use I’m putting into it. So if you have a workspace you want to heat, you should definitely look into this option to help you get the most of your workshop this winter!

Fit Seniors Are Happy Seniors!

If there is one thing that you will notice as different when you enter your fifties, it will be that your body is changing. Areas that used to be firm now sag a bit more, areas that used to be lean now are accumulating fat.

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Not only will changes be happening on the outside. The inside of your body may be suffering from new problems as well, such as increased blood pressure. But you don’t have to accept these changes as inevitable! There are some important steps you can take to make sure you are a

If there is one thing that you will notice as different when you enter your fifties, it will be that your body is changing. Areas that used to be firm now sag a bit more, areas that used to be lean now are accumulating fat.

Not only will changes be happening on the outside. The inside of your body may be suffering from new problems as well, such as increased blood pressure. But you don’t have to accept these changes as inevitable! There are some important steps you can take to make sure you remain both a health and fit senior.

Before you start any exercise regime you should consult with your doctor, of course. A physician will be able to tell you not only any risks vigorous exercise may pose, but should be able to point you in the direction of what exercises will be most beneficial given your present health condition.

Once you have the go ahead, you may want to consider setting up a training session with a personal trainer at your local gym. A person trainer should be able to guide you to learn routines safely and create the best exercise routine to suite your needs and lifestyle.

Fortunately, most cities have a wide variety of activities seniors can participate in. Consider trying something new, like a dance or swimming class, to make exercise both beneficial and a learning experience.

Once you get started exercising regularly, you will find that you will start to feel younger and more vigorous than ever. It doesn’t take much to become a fit an active senior. It just takes a little effort to get started properly, and then you are off!

Great Safety Resources for Seniors

Recently my mom turned 70, and the importance of senior safety is really on my mind. Unfortunately, it is also a topic I really don’t know very much about, and so I went online to learn more. There are two main issues you need to focus on when learning more about how to create a safe environment for the elderly. First, you have to be concerned about household hazards. Second, you need to protect against seniors being targeted by criminals and others who wish to take advantage of this vulnerable population.

stair lift for the elderlyOne of the most important things I have learned is about the dangers of slips and falls to the elderly. Did you know this is one of the major causes of injury and death for senior citizens? Preventing this from occurring should be a top priority for families.

This is particularly true if you live in a household that has stairs or other uneven surfaces. Many seniors think that if they live in such a house, they need to limit themselves to being on the ground floor only (for safety reasons), or move house altogether. Fortunately, modern technological devices such as stair lifts for the elderly can make such a house completely safe for seniors. Right now we are considering installing one in our home, and we have been surprised at how reasonable the prices are.

However, installing a chair lift in your home isn’t the only thing you can do to make your house more senior friendly. Alarm devices, for example, can bring peace of mind to children who worry about their parents safety. Taking precautionary measures like not opening doors for strangers can be surprisingly effective as well.

Learning how to make your home more safe for seniors isn’t hard, but it does take a little research, thought and preparation. Fortunately, the peace of mind it brings is well worth the minimal effort it takes to make a home safe and secure for yourself or for those you love!