How Rehabilitation Services Help You Embrace Aging

No one wants to get old. How many of us long for those days when we were young and stupid when our bodies were limber and able? Infinity Rehab is out to convince us that you can embrace aging, especially when coupled with rehabilitation services. Thanks to the modern marvels of speech, physical, and occupational therapy, they tell us that relief is near.

First, the infographic lists out many of the issues we encounter as we age. They are as follows:

  • 10% of adults over 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s
  • Nearly 75% of all strokes occur in people over 65
  • 59% of adults over 65 suffer from arthritis
  • An average of 3.2 million doctor visits from 2000-2010 for back pain was from adults 65+
  • 1.4 million people over 65 in 2010 visited the doctor for hip pain
  • People 50-70 suffer 30% muscle loss
  • 60-70% of people with diabetes suffer from nerve pain

As you can see, these are only a few of the most common conditions that aging people suffer. For these conditions, there’s a few different therapies to try.

First is Physical Therapy or PT. It focuses treatment on personal function of the muscles, bones, joints, or nerves. It can help with balance and endurance as well as allow patients to actively participate in society.

Occupational Therapy, or OT assists with the ability to perform Activities of Daily Living and may involve equipment like walkers, bath benches, or specialized kitchen equipment. It also addresses fine motor tasks like buttoning shirts and helps to relearn common activities.

There’s more to see! Read on in the infographic below.

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The Link Between Eating Disorders and Social Media

Social media has made the world a much smaller place. Connecting with old friends over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is a wonderful way to stay in touch that requires much less effort than before.

Unfortunately, social media also connects people with similar interests that could be detrimental to their health. According to Life Works, groups that encourage eating disorders have formed that prior to social media were much harder to find.

Eating disorders are on the rise, and experts believe it could be due to the pressure they feel today brought on by social media. Caused by variety of factors such as genetics, psychology, culture and environment, eating disorders are a complex mental disorder. There has been a 15% increase since 2000 and the number of children and teenagers seeking help has risen 110%. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness at 20%. Of the people suffering from anorexia, 20% die due to physical complications including suicide and heart problems.

Teens maintain a constant presence in social media, with 95% of kids 12-17 on the internet. Eight out of ten use some sort of social media and 67% use social media daily.

There are a lot of dangerous trends rising. See more in the infographic below.

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EU e-cigarette ban could send people smoking

According to ecigarettedirect.com, a potential ban on e-cigarettes could send one million people back to smoking. Apparently, the EU government and UK Healthcare Regulatory Authority have been advocating for the medicalization of electronic cigarettes. Any refillable device would be banned, meaning that any replacement for regular cigarettes would be out of the question.

Let’s look at the consequences of a potential e-cigarette ban.

  • 61% of 1.5 million people would return to regular cigarettes if e-cigs are banned.
  • This means that more than 1 million people would return to regular smoking.
  • 46.5% of people would return to traditional cigarettes if there was a ban on refillable e-cigarettes.
  • If the ban was applied to total number of vapors, 697,500 could return to smoking.
  • If the ban is put in place, 66% would buy eliquid on the black market
  • If the ban is put in place, 85.5% are more likely to vote against EU membership.
  • 69% would be more likely to vote for a pro-independence political party if the EU bans e-cigarettes
  • 87% of people are prepared to change their vote to protect their right for vapors.

Why does the EU want to ban e-cigarettes?

  • 88% thinks its to protect tobacco tax revenue
  • 64% think its ignorance
  • 51% think its corruption
  • 3.2% have no idea
  • 3.1% believe its to protect public health

Why do you think the EU wants to ban e-cigarettes? See the infographic below and join the discussion.

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What you should know about traumatic brain injury

Now that the NFL has put concussions and other traumatic brain injuries in the spotlight, they are becoming much more widely known. However even with the increased coverage, there’s many that don’t know much about the causes, symptoms and repercussions of a traumatic brain injury.

The Clark Law Office has provided a resource to help educate us on important facts of brain injuries.

Annually, 1.7 million people get a TBI. Of that 1.7, 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and there are 1.365 million emergency department visits. And 30.5% of injury-related death is due to a TBI. Because of the prevalence of these injuries, $60 billion is lost in productivity.

There’s a few ages that are more likely to obtain a TBI. Those are 0-4, 15-19 and 65+. There’s almost half a million visits annually for small children for a TBI. Adults over 75 have the highest hospitalization and death rates from a TBI.

Causes for a TBI are lead by falls. Thirty-five point two percent of all causes for a TBI are falls. Ten percent are due to assault, 16.5% were struck in the head, 17.3% were due to motor vehicle accidents and 21% is unknown.

Read on to find out the symptoms of a TBI in the infographic below.

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How’s Your Oral Health?

How are your oral habits? Do you brush your teeth? Floss? What about after drinking coffee or orange juice? These things matter because oral health can directly affect your health when you age. Teach your children good habits when they are young to prevent unwanted health issues when they get older. And so you don’t have to pay for cavities on their baby teeth.

According to Alphega Pharmacy, children who only brush their teeth once a day are more likely to develop tooth decay. And more than three out of every ten children starting school, yes that means kindergarteners, already have tooth decay. A third of children over 12 already have visible tooth decay. Not to mention that decay of the tooth is seven times more likely than those nasty allergies. Hay fever anyone?

So, lets talk about tips for parents. Clean your kids teeth until they are old enough to write in cursive or tie their shoes. Why? Because they can’t do a good job themselves. And brush your baby’s teeth. Even if they have one tooth.

See more in the infographic below.

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How to Choose an Orthodontist

Do you or your child have crooked teeth? Are you considering treatment options to straighten them?

According to The Schulhof Center, there are several reasons why you might want to consider braces and because it takes time for your teeth to align, choosing an orthodontist you trust is vital. Are you afraid to smile because of how your teeth look? Do you have issues with grinding or clenching? Is it hard to eat because of your teeth (especially biting in to fruits or corn)? Or do you have bad breath because your toothbrush can’t get in to all the crevices? Some people also have speech difficulties because of misaligned teeth or Malocclusion.

If any of the reasons outlined above make it difficult for you in your daily life, it’s probably time for an orthodontist. Fortunately, there are several different solutions that can fit in to your lifestyle. Traditional metal braces are cost effective. So if you don’t mind the high visibility of your teeth treatment, they are a great option. Invisalign also works for some cases, but not all. It’s a plastic casing that goes on your teeth, people can definitely see it if they look close.

There’s a few more options, see the infographic below to learn more.

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Development of the Child Brain

Parenting Journals has released an infographic detailing the development of the human brain along with some other facts that may surprise you. For example, the brain is one of the first organs to develop in a human embryo and continues to mature and develop for a person’s life. Curious to find out more?

The brain has 100 billion nerve cells, all of which are created by the time a fetus is six months old. Sixty percent of human genomes are dedicated to brain development – that’s 60 thousand genes. And one month after conception, cells in the neural tube begin multiplying incredibly fast, producing 250,000 nerve cells per minute.

These neurons conduct electrical pulses to the rest of the body and from the body to the brain. It’s like an instant status report. But at birth, most of these neurons are connected and assigned a job yet. Once the newborn has sensory experiences, these neurons form synapses, trillions of them, and establish communication pathways.

Read more in the infographic below.

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When Do You Wake Up?

Do you hit your snooze button several times in the morning? Or do you pop out of bed before your alarm goes off? OnlineClock.net has released an infographic detailing several different types of people and how they relate to waking up in the morning.

According to their statistics 83% of all 18-29 year olds use their mobile phone as their alarm clock. Of all people, 23% use the traditional alarm clock while 14.9% use the clock radio combination to wake them up in the mornings. Only 24% of people wake up before their alarm goes off.

Women usually need more sleep than men. Why, we do not know but 20 extra minutes does females some good. Women also hit the snooze button more than men do but 10% of all people ignore their alarm at least three times in the mornings. Men are more likely to forget to set their alarm (55% as compared to 46%).

Curious to find out more? See the infographic below.

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Live to be 100

BMI Healthcare has released an infographic titled “How to Live to 100.” Everyone wants a long and meaningful life, who really ever wants to “live fast and die young?” So read on for some tips for getting to the 1-0-0.

For children, currently only 51% of boys are meeting recommended activity levels in the UK and 30% of children are overweight. An active lifestyle and a healthy weight go a long ways in extending your lifespan. Help your children by being an example and walking or biking to school with them. Play frisbee or football in the park on the weekends or encourage them to join sports teams.

Nutrition is an important factor to maintaining a healthy weight. A packed lunch should contain starches, protein, vegetables and fruit. A sandwich is a great example, although there are plenty of ways to get creative and keep your children’s lunch interesting.

See more from teenagers to older adults in the infographic below.

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