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What's New in Healthy Aging - August 27, 2020

New ConCheck out this greatent: Reduce your risk of developing dementia. Learn six ways to promote brain health with our free online interactive lesson. Do you or someone you care for have osteoarthritis of the hip or knee? Learn how to best manage this condition through exercise and weight management. Explore our latest COVID-19 related content to help you stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing. New Blog Posts: Our Blog Posts are written by trusted experts to inform and inspire healthy aging. We use scientific evidence to provide credible insights on hot topics and prevalent conditions related to seniors' health. Alternatives to the car Many older adults say that they have no other options than the car for getting around… Yet there are a variety of alternative modes of transportation: public transit, flexible or adapted transportation, taxi, bicycle, walking. So, what is preventing them from adopting alternative modes of transport?New Hitting the Headlines: When aging topics hit the headlines, we bring you the best available related research evidence. How assistive devices promote healthy aging and independent living A part of healthy aging involves evaluating and accepting the changes that may occur in your vision, mobility, and hearing over time, and implementing what you need to live life comfortably with more ease. New Evidence Summaries: We summarize - in plain language - the key messages from recent high-quality research evidence. Mental practice for treating upper extremity deficits in individuals with hemiparesis after stroke.Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2020) Little consideration of rural and remote communities in elder abuse policiesAustralian Journal of Rural Health (2019) Climate change expected to disproportionately affect older adultsEnvironmental Health Perspectives (2013) New Web Resource Ratings: These ratings tell you whether free health resources on the internet are based on scientific research. We assess the quality of the information to help you decide if it's valuable to you. Five ways to quit smokingMedical News Today Quitting smoking improves the quality of your health and life. Start by preparing for your quit day. Also, consider strategies such as nicotine replacement therapy, non-nicotine medications, counselling, and alternative therapies (mindfulness and meditation). Don't forget to seek guidance from a health care professional.Mindfulness 'has huge potential' as a weight loss strategyMedical News Today Practicing mindfulness may help people lose weight by improving unhealthy eating behaviours.Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and how to copeMedical News Today The physical and psychological side effects that come along with nicotine withdrawal can make it hard to quit smoking. These side effects include headaches, sweating, loss of focus, lack of sleep, irritability, anxiety, and nicotine cravings. Nicotine withdrawal can be treated using nicotine replacement therapy, different medications, counselling, and coping strategies such as exercise and trigger avoidance.Yoga for DiabetesWebMD Yoga is a gentle form of exercise that combines mediation, breathing, and different poses. It can help improve blood sugar control, flexibility, nerve function, blood pressure, and quality of life. Get started by taking an intro level class led by a qualified professional and seeking advice from your health care provider. Videos and online tutorials also allow you to practice yoga at home.Tobacco Use & Physical Activity: What’s the Link?Nicotine Dependence Service Engaging in physically activity while you try to quit smoking can increase your chances of quitting, help you deal with stress and cravings, and decrease symptoms of withdrawal. To get active, start by setting a goal, creating a plan, and picking a time and place. Remember to start small and lean on your support network to overcome challenges.Looking for something specific? Search or Browse our content. Want to know what health professionals are reading about? Sign up for Clinician Email Alerts Sign up for Public Health Professional Email Alerts Sign up for Policymaker Email Alerts - Focus: Health Systems Sign up for Policymaker Email Alerts - Focus: Social Systems

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