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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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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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New Evidence Shows How Exercise Lowers Depression

If you still think physical exercise is only good for the body, then check out this latest research that adds to the evidence about how exercise lowers depression and improves mental health. The Journal of American Medical Association’s Psychiatry journal just published an analysis of 15 studies involving 190,000 people to learn more about how …

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How to Break Through Negative Self-Talk and Soar

We all talk to ourselves about ourselves. It’s called “self-talk” and often times, it’s negative self-talk. What kind of things do you say? That you’re overweight, lazy, and too old to be fit? A lot of us struggle with an inner voice that repeats nonsense like that. But you don’t have to let it keep …

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How to Build Healthy Habits in the New Year (and Beyond)

Habits can be hard to form, particularly later in life when we might want to rely on familiar ways. But, armed with strong information and reliable tactics, you can adjust your tactics to build healthy habits in 2022 and beyond. See, it turns out we’ve been thinking about forming habits all wrong. It’s not about …

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15 Facts about Fitness after 50

It’s funny how events, and a little time, can enrich our perspective – like how much the pandemic has changed the way the world thinks about healthy living, especially for people over 50. You could say we’re more aware than ever of the relationship between lifestyle habits and remaining safe from diseases. At least, I …

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His Workouts and Diet Are Making Gains against Diabetes

Lee B. went on and off the exercise wagon for decades – not really training with a purpose, but going to the gym sometimes. That continued even after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago. But finally, this year, his growing belly was getting to be too much. Shirts were …

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