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Summer Living – Healthy Tips for the Season

Everybody loves summer, right? Even this year, with so much of our routines disrupted, the sunshine and warm weather can lift our spirits and get us engaging in healthy summer living. Jogging, gardening, hiking, outdoor swimming… the options are endless with the longer days. Summer is also a good time to remind ourselves about some …

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Healthy Living Today: Top Ten Lessons

A few months into the coronavirus crisis, we have learned and been reminded of so much important information about fitness and healthy living after 50. If it helps to find a silver lining, let’s share just 10 things that have come up since all this started – and draw inspiration from them to carry on …

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You Can’t Afford To Take Two Months Off Your Fitness Program

Many people have been staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. With gyms closed and fitness classes canceled, options for working out are much more limited. But you can’t afford to take two months off your fitness program if you want to maintain or improve your health. That’s even more important for older adults or …

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Urban Poling, or Nordic Walking, Boosts Your Stepping Workout

Nordic Walking Walking is a terrific, popular form of relaxation and exercise, of course. But what if you could jazz it up with a couple of poles? That’s the premise behind urban poling, or Nordic walking, which is growing in popularity in North America after making a splash in Europe. It was developed to train …

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Ten Tips to Maintain Wellness During COVID-19

Fitness is so important after 50, especially now when we’ve all been spending more time at home. That’s why I’ve been doing everything I can to help you stay physically active during this time. But fitness alone isn’t enough to maintain wellness during COVID-19. It’s helpful to remember the other elements of wellness, too. We …

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These Women Show That Bone Density Can Improve With Online Personal Training

Aurilla W. has always been outdoorsy, active and strong. So, when she was diagnosed with osteoporosis a few years ago, she didn’t hesitate to start regular resistance training in a fitness studio to improve her bones and muscles. And with the coronavirus recently closing that studio to in-person exercise, Aurilla, now 71, wasn’t about to …

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10 Tips to Manage Corona Stress: No. 1 Shouldn’t Surprise You

These are stressful times, full of anxiety for everyone and loneliness for many. The Corona Stress challenges can be more difficult for mature people, who know they are at a higher risk for coronavirus and who already face physical challenges and, too often, social isolation. Almost a third of older Americans live alone. Before the …

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The Coronavirus Crisis Is Changing Plenty – But Not Your Need for Exercise

People all over the world are having to make sacrifices because of the coronavirus. In just a few short days, the pandemic became the latest “new normal” affecting everything in our lives. But here’s one thing it doesn’t change: You still need to exercise on a regular basis. Move your body every day. “Social distancing” …

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Know How to Prevent Stroke and Spot the Signs Early

Prevent Stroke Stroke is common and serious. But we can also prevent stroke or lower our risk through exercise and other lifestyle habits. And spotting the symptoms early can greatly lower the odds of permanent damage, according to the American Heart Association. Doctors recommend exercise and healthy eating to improve overall heart health. They also …

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Fitness and Heart Health: How Strength Training Battles the No. 1 Killer

Strength Training and Heart Health Everyone says they want to stay “young at heart.” But are they willing to lift weights to do it? Conventional wisdom has long held that running is better for heart health than weightlifting. Some research says that’s not so. For example, in one survey, scientists looked at health records of 4,000 …

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