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Is Diet the Most Important Factor for Senior Health? Maybe Not.

According to a recent survey, there are consistent habits those seniors who consider themselves in "great" health have in common.
Posted 7/3/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 18 comments   18,765 views
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Regular Exercise Benefits a Senior's Mind and Body

When my grandma stopped walking, both her physical and mental health started to decline. Research validates that regular exercise for seniors has more than just physical benefits.
Posted 4/27/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 18 comments   15,839 views
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Life Lessons from Those Who Have Lived It

Every day I struggle with how to make my life as happy and fulfilling as possible. I try to make the most of the time I have, because I never want to look back with regret.
Posted 2/10/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 36 comments   14,849 views
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Poll Finds More Baby Boomers Need to Get Moving

According to a new poll, only half of baby boomers are exercising as much as they need to. If you're in this age group, what can you do to help reverse the trend?
Posted 7/28/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 37 comments   18,559 views
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You Can Teach an Old Body Fit Tricks

I've assumed that as I age, fitness gains won't come as easily. But according to some new research, my logic might be a little faulty.
Posted 4/28/2011  2:17:35 PM By: Jen Mueller : 34 comments   24,218 views
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Lifting Weights Isn't Just For the Young

New research is showing that adults who start a regular strength training program can help minimize muscle loss and increase independence as they age.
Posted 2/22/2011  5:51:33 AM By: Jen Mueller : 62 comments   22,974 views
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In Memoriam: Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne, founding father of the fitness movement in the United States, died at home on Sunday at the age of 96, but his legacy lives on...
Posted 1/26/2011  3:40:29 PM By: Dean Anderson : 150 comments   25,738 views
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Celery Could Help Retain Your Memory

Celery could be an unsung hero for those of us with memory loss worries.
Posted 10/21/2010  10:40:32 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 110 comments   20,407 views
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Diet and Exercise Influence Alzheimer's Disease Risk

The on-going question of how to prevent Alzheimer's disease continues to fuel new investigations. Some specific healthy habits can lower risk. See if your lifestyle measures up.
Posted 10/7/2010  10:55:18 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 15 comments   14,729 views
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You Are Never Too Old to Boost Brain Power with Exercise

Numerous studies have shown the intellectual benefits of exercise for children. But kids arenít the only ones whose brain power gets a boost from exercise.
Posted 9/21/2010  5:03:44 PM By: Jen Mueller : 54 comments   16,875 views
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A Grand Opportunity for Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers are looking for older people with early complaints of memory problems to volunteer for a clinical study to examine subtle brain changes.
Posted 6/14/2010  5:28:43 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 87 comments   17,312 views
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Senior Playgrounds Offer New Exercise Options

Who says that playgrounds should be just for kids? London's Hyde Park area is set to open a new outdoor playground specifically geared toward older adults.
Posted 3/5/2010  10:15:50 AM By: Jen Mueller : 115 comments   19,227 views
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A Younger Look May Mean Living Longer

Have you ever had someone ask your age, and then be shocked at your response? A new study reveals that looking younger may mean you live longer.
Posted 12/22/2009  1:42:33 PM By: Jen Mueller : 111 comments   20,942 views
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Obtaining Your Family's Medical History: Do You Know Yours?

Knowing your family's medical history may help your doctor be more aware of potential medical issues regarding your own health.
Posted 10/24/2009  5:38:31 AM By: Nancy Howard : 71 comments   25,012 views
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How Do You Feel about End-of-Life Nutrition and Hydration?

Have you ever thought about artificial hydration or nutrition and if it is right for you?
Posted 8/27/2009  6:24:04 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 183 comments   27,217 views
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