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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Senior Health

4 Meal Planning Tips for Seniors

Eating a balanced diet is important for seniors in order to be physically strong and be healthy emotionally and mentally. This is also required to help them recuperate from a recent illness or injury. Unfortunately, planning the meals of your loved ones can get stressful especially if you lack knowledge and training to do so. Lucky for you, there are some strategies you can use to ensure that the people you love always gets the nutrition that they need. Here are some of them: Use other sources of protein. Proteins play a vital role in helping the body to heal… Read More

Why Breathing Exercises Are Important After Having Surgery

After your surgery, your doctor will give you instructions on what exercises to do regularly that will help you recover quicker and get back to normal life. Below, we share information about the importance of breathing exercises that help you feel like your old self. Most surgeries are done under anesthesia. With it, you are put to sleep and your breathing is slower. The breaths you take aren’t as deep as your normal breaths that you take when you’re active. These breaths keep little air sacs, known as alveoli, in your lungs from filling with oxygen. After the surgery, these… Read More

5 Activities That Can Help Your Mental Health

Maintaining a healthy mind is just as important as keeping a healthy body. If you make a conscious effort concerning what you eat and what you put on your skin, you must also make an effort to protect yourself from mental illness. Here are five activities that can help you stay mentally healthy and live a balanced life. Taking care of your body. Stick to a nutritious diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free dairy, lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts. Avoid sugary food. Watch your caffeine intake. Drink lots of water. Do not smoke. Exercise for… Read More

4 Easy Exercises for Senior Men

According to the American Heart Association, about 42.2 million Americans over the age of 60 have some form of cardiovascular disease. Exercising is good for more than just your heart though. Having a healthy routine is more than just good for elongating your life expectancy, but it also makes senior men more energetic and independent. As part of our commitment to our community, we have prepared a list of the best exercises for senior men. Walking This is the easiest one. It costs nothing, and anyone can do it. Walking is incredibly easy on your joints as well. Before you… Read More

5 Must Haves for Senior Safety

Improving seniors’ homes and getting new devices is essential to ensure their safety and good quality of life. These are 5 simple modifications and upgrades that should be done to make aging the most convenient for your loved one. Shower Upgrades If we have to name only one home modification, it would be your shower or bathtub. The safest way is to get a walk-in shower, which is easy to enter and exit. There are also walk-in tubs designed to help seniors avoid slipping hazards. If you want to keep your old bathtub or can’t get a new one, there… Read More

5 Exercises for Women Over 60

The American College of Sports Medicine says that a 60-year-old woman who exercises regularly can be as strong as an inactive 40-year-old woman. You do not have to be ashamed if you are already aged 60 and above. You can still do exercises in order to lose fat, improve stamina and retain the strength of your bones and muscles.   Exercises For Weight Loss   The chances for gaining weight increases when you reach 60 years old and above. This is due to the fact that aging causes you to lose muscle mass which affects the body’s metabolic rate and… Read More