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Exercise Proves a Powerful Weapon against Cancer: Meet One Man Who Knows It First Hand

How Exercise Helps Fight Cancer Bill Gillis has always been an athlete, running and lifting weights for most of his 71 years. That helped more than he could’ve imagined when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 abdominal cancer in 2015 and given an 11 percent chance to live. “I never missed a workout and had …

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The Power of Knowing Why: What’s Your Main Motivation for Fitness?

What’s your primary motivation for fitness? If you want to get fit or stay fit after 50, you need a good motivator — a primary reason why you want to exercise, eat right, and live a healthy lifestyle. I talk to people about this all the time. Active adults have powerful, compelling reasons why they lift …

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Research Keeps Showing How Meditation Is So Helpful

  Research shows how meditation is helpful to your health. Slow down and relax. Unplug. Take it easy. These are all phrases to describe an ancient practice that helps improve physical, mental and spiritual health: meditation. How Meditation is Helpful to Your Health A new Canadian study shows that meditation reduces late-life depression and anxiety. …

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Follow a Full Fitness Plan to Overcome the Fear and Danger of Falling

Fear of Falling Are you afraid of falling? You might know already that falls are a leading health hazard for people over 65. But you might not realize that you need a well-rounded fitness approach to improve balance. It requires a focus on all the components of functional fitness, including mobility, muscular-skeletal, and cardio-respiratory. “Falling …

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Strength Training Tops Cardio for Heart Health? New Study Says It Does

So, what’s the best type of exercise for heart health? Conventional wisdom has long held that running is better for heart health than weightlifting. But a new study says that’s not so. Scientists looked at health records of 4,000 people. They concluded that, while both forms of exercise lower the risk of heart disease, weightlifting …

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Work It Out: 5 Facts about Low Back Pain

Facts About Low Back Pain If you suffer from chronic pain in your low back, you are not alone. Not by a long shot. Unfortunately, low back pain is widespread, and it’s often hard to figure out why it’s happening or how to feel better. Too many people reflexively turn to medications, surgery or ongoing …

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The First Excuse Is the Worst Excuse: Yes, You Really Do Have Time

As a Personal Trainer and Health Coach, the worst excuse people come up with for not keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is “I don’t have time for exercise.” This is basically the grown-up version of “The dog ate my homework.” Worst Excuse “I don’t have time to exercise.” How many times have you said …

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Getting Fit Gives You the Power to Travel Anywhere You Like

  Are you fit enough to have the power to travel anywhere you’d like to go? Kay Willoughby turns 75 in November. In just the last decade, she’s been fishing in Alaska, scuba diving in the Florida Keys, and hiking through the great cities of Europe. But on a recent river cruise in Russia, she …

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