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Exploring the Female Advantage

The female advantage — that is, the tendency of women to outlive their male counterparts — has been long viewed as an established scientific fact. Data today shows that a newborn baby girl’s life expectancy in the US is slightly more than 80 years, while a newborn boy’s hovers at about 76 years. The question…

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2018 Year in Review at Bridgeway Senior Living

2018 turning into 2019

What a year it’s been at Bridgeway Senior Living! We’ve welcomed new members to our Bridgeway family, said goodbye to proud rehab graduates who were ready to return home to independent living, and lived every day to its fullest. We’ve also grown the Bridgeway Blog, sharing with you valuable health information, news, and senior lifestyle…

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Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

senior women sitting at a lake on a cold winter day

As the excitement and hubbub of the holiday season draws to a close, many of us are more than ready for some peace and quiet. But along with that quiet often comes a feeling that things are, well, a little too quiet. Post-holiday blues are a common result of the transition from the busy, fun-filled…

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High-Salt Diet Could Spur Irregular Heartbeat

salt shaker on its side with salt spilling out low sodium

Just in time for the holidays, a study came out out that says eating salty food regularly could cause irregular heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, is a common heart rhythm disorder characterized by irregular heartbeat. A-fib can lead to complications such as blood clots, leaving you at higher risk of stroke. About Atrial Fibrillation A…

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Perfect Health-Promoting Gifts for the Senior in Your Life

Senior health and wellness is a topic we care very much about here on the Bridgeway Senior Living blog. And since we love gifts, today we’ll talk about the best health and wellness gifts you can give your older loved ones this Christmas. The older we get, the more likely it is for health issues…

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Why Dr. Google is Not Your Friend

What do you do when you notice you’re feeling weak and tired and slightly short of breath? If you’re like many other seniors, you might to turn to the internet. A 2015 study found that the most preferred source of health information was the internet, at nearly 45 percent. This is in contrast to health…

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Go Green for Heart Health

park bench among trees, grass, and lake

A study released earlier this month suggests that surrounding yourself with greenery may protect your heart. For years, experts have recommended you keep plants in your home, since they purify the inside air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Now, this study by Aruni Bhatnagar, at University of Louisville, shows that living in neighborhoods…

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Volunteering Provides Big Benefits for Seniors

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Volunteering is an enormously fulfilling way for retired seniors to spend their time, but did you know it also provides great health benefits? There are many forms of volunteering, including: Helping at soup kitchens or homeless shelters Sorting donated clothing Visiting home bound or sick individuals Helping at animal shelters Reading books to children at…

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Clean Hands Prevent Disease

infographic explaining how to handwash

With winter upon us, we probably each know someone who is battling a bad cold right now. Viruses tend to abound during the cold months, and everywhere you go, people are sneezing, sniffling, and coughing. If you have a cold, what’s the best way to prevent others from catching it? Handwashing. If you’re feeling fine,…

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