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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 Do You Want to Change in 10 Years?

What a difference a decade makes. Just ask Debbie S., shown above. Or Terry A. Or any of the hundreds of thousands of people participating in Facebook’s #10YearChallenge – including countless people over 50 who have used the last decade to improve their lives through exercise, eating right, and other healthy habits. The challenge has …

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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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Being Grateful Is Good for Your Health

Gratitude is important every day, not just on Thanksgiving. Gratitude is good for our physical, mental, spiritual and social health – and it even has a relationship to exercise. Being Grateful Is Good for Your Health “Studies suggest that making a habit of noticing what’s going well in your life could have health benefits,” the …

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Staying Fit Enough to Function in Everyday Life

You already know lots of reasons why you should exercise regularly. And maybe you shake your head and say, “Not for me.” Maybe you don’t want to look, feel, and move better; manage your blood pressure; prevent Type 2 diabetes, etc. Are You Fit Enough to Function? But have you thought about being able to …

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What Muscle Means to You after 50

What does it mean to have muscle? And what will muscle mean to you after fifty? When we were kids, we probably thought of athletes and superheroes. In our 20s, we might have associated muscle with lots of weightlifting in the gym and young men with bulging physiques. But later in life, we need to …

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Still Running at 83: Personal Health Is Our Individual Responsibility

Vince O. is an 83-year-old marathoner who didn’t let heart surgery keep him from running. And Vince, a former US Ambassador to his native Slovenia, has a message: You are the ultimate arbiter of your personal health. “It’s a mental frame of mind on how you want to live and how you believe in living,” …

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Belly Fat & How to Get Rid Of It

Nobody likes belly fat, but almost everybody struggles with it to some degree. Among all kinds of fat, belly fat is the one that gets the most attention. I am frequently asked to help my clients lose weight – and often, it’s specifically about the extended, round belly that tends to accumulate after 50 or …

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Eat the Rainbow for 5 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables

  Here’s a fun way to make sure you’re getting the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Just eat the rainbow every day! Fruits and vegetables come in all colors, not just green. So make an effort to eat something of a different hue, from oranges to red apples. It’ll make shopping in the …

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