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Aging

7 Sneaky Ways to Take 10,000 Steps (Besides Using the Stairs)

Oh, the tyranny of 10,000. That's the number of steps experts tell us to take each day to stay in good shape. Ten thousand steps are a physical and mathematical challenge for me, because I sit and …

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How To Grow Old Gracefully

Want to grow old easily and gracefully? Turns out the key is to start early, in your 20s, and pay attention to some important lifestyle and medical changes as you age. How To Grow Old Gracefully …

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Salad Dressing and Dip With Bone-Building Nutrients

Building strong bones isn’t just a matter of popping calcium supplements.  It’s important to eat a diet rich in many essential nutrients to build strong bones, including:  boron, calcium, manganese, m…

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Simple Habits Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s, Says New Study

The notion of being able to prevent or minimize cognitive decline as we age by engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors—exercising, eating right, staying mentally active—is both alluring and highly-deb…

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How to Prevent Seniors from Falling

Serious falls among adults aged 65 and older have increased 112 percent since 1999, according to data recently collected by the National Safety Council (NSC). This is worrisome news for caregivers …

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10 Questions to Ask Your Elders

Encourage your loved ones to take advantage of the intergenerational mingling that inevitably occurs when families vacation together over the summer. Start by asking the elders in the group the follow…

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The Alzheimer’s Myth Most People Believe

Is Alzheimer's a normal part of aging? If you are someone who is prone to being swayed by public opinion (as opposed to science) you would answer this question incorrectly--with a "Yes"--along with…

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5 Myths About Cellulite

  Cellulite: 90% of women have it, and most of them don't want it. Though cellulite is little more than a cosmetic nuisance, and there really isn't a cure, that doesn't stop American consumers…

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6 Everyday Habits for Better Brain Health

June 2014 is the first-ever Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, an ideal time for all of us to take stock of whether our daily routines are enhancing or degrading the health of the all-important or…

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How to Downsize Without Leaving Your Home

Home downsizing means different things to different people. It may involve selling your current house and buying a smaller property, or simplifying life in your present residence. The most common re…

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I generally love Lissa's articles...this one is no exception

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Interesting; however, there were actually only ELEVEN (11) foods listed to buy organic--->nectari…

Quite a list. I think I'll be trying the no bake oatmeal and peanut butter, thank you!

This is info which should be obvious but we all have a tendency to take our pets (and our human fami…