• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: Safety Tips for Older Drivers

July 18, 2016

a close-up of an older woman's hands on a steering wheel and the view of the road ahead through the car windshield

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Older drivers: 7 tips for driver safety 
Sometimes, driving can be challenging for older adults. Follow these safety tips for older drivers, from taking good care of yourself to planning ahead and updating your skills.

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Heart disease may be a leading cause of death, but that doesn't mean you have to accept it as your fate. You can prevent heart disease by following a heart-healthy lifestyle. Here are seven strategies to get you started.

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HEALTHY RECIPES
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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Banish back pain
Back pain is a common complaint. In most cases, you can take steps to prevent back pain. Try these:

  1. Exercise regularly
  2. Practice good posture
  3. Use proper lifting techniques
  4. Sit in chairs that support your lower back
  5. Maintain a healthy weight

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.

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