Health and Wellness

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For many seniors, Thanksgiving is a lonely time

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, and for millions of Americans, it is a day of spending time with family and friends.

But for many seniors, Thanksgiving is a day of loneliness and sadness. According to a 2008 study from Dr. Carla Perissinotto, an assistant clinical professor at the University of California at San Francisco, nearly half of all seniors – 43 per cent – said they felt lonely at least sometimes.

How to improve blood circulation among the elderly

A healthy and steady blood flow is possible even in your senior years. While elderly people are prone to experiencing poor blood circulation, researchers are finding ways to avert such impairments or at least delay the process.

Here are some methods that may improve blood circulation in the elderly. Be sure to consult your doctor first before trying any of them.

Moderate Exercise