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Posts by Susan Myer, RN, BSN, CCRN, CDP

What is NEAT and How Can it Improve Senior Health?

NEAT stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis. It’s a fancy way of referring to the physical activities people do throughout the day that burn calories but aren’t typically thought of as exercise. Anything that requires movement counts as NEAT, like vacuuming the house, walking from one room to another, and even fidgeting. It does not count…

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Dealing with Anger Takes Conscious Effort

Something that might frustrate you as a caregiver could be that you’re angry now more than you ever used to be. Anger is an emotion that everyone experiences, but there are appropriate times to experience it and ways to express it. The Situations Around You Aren’t about You Lots of times anger shows up because…

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