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Fight Back with Fitness to Stay Strong and Healthy – No Matter Your Age

In a year dominated by a pandemic that hits hardest against mature adults, many are overlooking an obvious way to do their best to stay strong and healthy. By exercising, we gain spectacular health benefits, including a stronger immunity system. These benefits have no age limit. “Whether you’re in your 40s or your 80s, you …

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Fight Obesity, Even As the Trend Soars

Do you want to fit in and follow the latest trends? Then have another plate full of heavy food and start another TV-binge session! Or would you rather fight obesity, even as that particular trend continues to soar? More Americans than ever are obese – 42.4 percent, according to new research. Fight Obesity It’s been …

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Good News About Aging Well

Are you longing for some good news about aging? We all are. This is one of the most trying years in recent memory, with the pandemic leading the way. It’s enough to make some of us just want to hibernate until things get better, isn’t it? But guess what? We’re not bears. And we don’t …

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#LetsTalkAboutDementia: Exercise Can Help Lower Your Risk

#LetsTalkAboutDementia If you’re like most people, dementia is one of your greatest fears about aging. By the year 2050, more than 152 million people around the world will have it, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). And while there is no vaccine or cure, research that suggests exercise can reduce the risk or severity of …

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Avoid Obesity during the Pandemic: Eating at Home Can Help

How can you avoid obesity during a global pandemic? Before the coronavirus crisis, Mike was dancing through his healthiest period in years – literally. He’d been taking ballroom dance classes for a few months and loving it. Not only was it fun and social, but Mike, 62, also found it great for his weight and …

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Here’s Why We Need to Lift Weights Later in Life

Let’s talk about muscles and why you need to lift weights to work yours on a regular basis. No, I am not talking about body-building. I am talking about the safest, most effective tool to improve your quality of life. Resistance training helps keep you from falling or otherwise hurting yourself needlessly if you’re later …

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Hydrating Foods: Eat Your Water

Are you making sure to stay hydrated this season? Consuming hydrating foods can help! We’re often told to drink plenty of water – up to an ounce for every pound of body weight is a common recommendation. Getting enough water helps keep us cool, increase our metabolism, and lose weight. You might also know it’s …

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What’s Stopping You From Improving Your Life?

What’s Stopping YOU From Improving Your Life? For people over 50 who know they should exercise but don’t, it’s always one thing after another. They say they don’t have the time. Or the money. Or they’re too old… But none of that will keep you independent as you age. It won’t keep you strong enough …

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Fitness as Disease Prevention

Why don’t we talk about fitness as disease prevention? It seems like we’ve talked more about avoiding sickness this year than ever. We have all heard many times that we’re supposed to wash hands frequently, stay at a safe distance from other people, and wear masks in public. Don’t do this, we’re told. Don’t go …

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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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