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A Painful Moment Spurs Big Life Changes

Big life changes often follow a moment of clarity that can be startling, liberating or even painful. For Gina, age 59, her epiphany came while she and her husband were taking a tour of a gym in their new community. Gina was a recently retired nurse and had become obese over the years, weighing 340 …

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Easy Ways to Get Enough Protein After 50

Our bodies keep changing as we age, and we need to pay attention to what we eat in new ways. Especially if we want to remain strong enough to live independently in our later years. For example, after age 50 or so, people need to eat a little more protein than before. Yet this is …

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How Poor Sleep Can Lead to Fat Gain

During the last few decades, sleeping less has become a very common behavior in western countries. While many may view sleeping as little as possible as an admirable behavior, evidence shows that poor sleep may have adverse health effects. Sleep plays a major role in hormone balance and glucose metabolism. Several hormones respond to poor …

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Embrace 7 Truths about Healthy Living after 50

Was it Freud who said we can’t get through the day without telling ourselves seven little lies? Or was it a magazine quiz we read in the dentist’s office? Doesn’t matter! The point is: We all love to tell ourselves “harmless” fibs to avoid doing something we know we “should” do. It’s easier than confronting …

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How to Plan Balanced Meals

Eating well doesn’t happen by accident. You have to plan balanced meals, which requires some preparation. What are balanced meals? Balanced meals contain all of the macronutrients: lean protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. When meals contain all of the macronutrients, you’ll have greater variety of nutrients needed for good health better control of blood sugar increased …

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What Will Finally Make You Say, “It’s Time to Change”

How do you know when it’s time to change? Here’s a common scenario for people over 50. They’ve gradually gained weight over the last couple of decades, and now they’re obese or getting there. They may have also developed chronic diseases that are caused by a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits, such as type …

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5 Tips from Your Life to Win at Fitness over 50

Want to win at fitness over 50? Here’s one of the great things about getting older: You’ve lived through enough experiences to have learned lessons about what works for you – and what doesn’t. About how to reach a goal successfully. About how to get your mindset right to win. Now, maybe you didn’t always …

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Focus on Exercise to Fight Osteoporosis

Did you know that exercise is key to maintaining strong bones as you age? And that the best way to fight osteoporosis is by doing regular strength training exercises? It is. The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation is focusing on exercise this month as it marks the annual Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. “Exercising to …

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