Monday, November 20, 2017

Guest Post: Love Your Heart, Stay Healthy [Infographic]

By Aris Grigoriou

Heart disease is a major killer and claims 17.7 million lives every year. This infographic from Study Medicine Europe takes you through the amazing workings of the heart and provides insight on what can be done to protect it.

In just one day, your heart pumps 2,000 gallons of oxygenated blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels. When working perfectly, it’s incredible. Unfortunately, your heart can run into problems as you age. If you suffer a cardiac arrest, could die within a few minutes if treatment is not received promptly.

The responsibility really does fall on each of us to care for our own heart. While there are no quick fixes for heart issues, your best bet is to get active while you're young and your heart is strong. But it’s never too late to change your habits.

As you get older, it’s likely that you may be diagnosed with a condition that increases your risk of a heart attack. If you’re under a doctor's care, do your best to take their recommendations "to heart."

Aris Grigoriou serves as the Student Recruitment Manager at Study Medicine Europe, which represents leading medical, dental and veterinary schools in the European Union.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Guest Post: Remarkable Late-in-Life Achievements [Infographic]

By Michael Leavy

The International Day of Older Persons was celebrated on October 1, with this year’s theme being "Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons."

The contributions of senior citizens to their communities, and indeed to the wider world, can often be overlooked, yet there are so many seniors who make a massive impact on the world around them. This infographic from Home Healthcare Adaptations highlights some of the most noteworthy feats that have been achieved by people in their senior years. These encompass everything from running marathons and writing books to setting up businesses and even falling in love all over again!

You might be led to believe that once people hit their 60s, they’ve lived their life and just want to spend the rest of their days in the slow lane. Try telling that to the remarkable folks profiled below, people whose drive and determination to achieve great things did not subside.

These are the people who have remained forever young, the people whose age inspires rather than inhibits them. These are the people who have shown that it really is never too late to make an extraordinary impact on the world at large, or even on a local scale!

Home Health Care Adaptations, based in Dublin, Ireland, is a family-run company focused on making life easier for those wanting to age-in-place.