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Staying Healthy Over 65 with Exercise

Staying Healthy Over 65 with Exercise

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Adults 65 and over need two types of physical activity to stay healthy or to improve their health: aerobic exercise and strength exercises. If they are generally fit and have no health concerns that limit mobility, seniors should try to….

Tips for Older Adults in Selecting Healthy Foods

Tips for Older Adults in Selecting Healthy Foods

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As we get older, it is particularly important to select foods that supply the correct balance of nutrition to the body. A healthy diet can help fight or avoid infection and disease and keep you active. Here are some things….

Improving Balance and Preventing Falls Go Hand-in-Hand

Improving Balance and Preventing Falls Go Hand-in-Hand

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Falls are the number one cause of injuries in older adults. Even a simple fall can result in a broken wrist or arm, a hip fracture or serious head and brain injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control and….

You Make Me Feel So Young…

You Make Me Feel So Young…

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Experts agree that efforts to stay young begin in the mind. Not being stressed about each new gray hair or wrinkle goes a long way toward a youthful outlook. Be active. Enjoy each day and the new adventures that may….

Senior Health: Flu Prevention

Senior Health: Flu Prevention

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Older adults and people with health problems or weakened immune systems can be especially vulnerable to contracting and experiencing complications from the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), getting the flu shot every year is….

Natural Ways to Boost Seniors’ Immune Systems

Natural Ways to Boost Seniors’ Immune Systems

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A healthy immune system is the body’s first and most important line of defense against disease and illness, especially for people susceptible to age-related injuries and health problems. Whether you or a loved one are taking medication, being treated for a….

How to Increase Mobility in Older Adults

How to Increase Mobility in Older Adults

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The average life expectancy in the United States 78 years old. According to the Social Security Administration, one in four adults aged 65 today will live past the age of 90 and one in ten will live past age 95…..

How to Stay Active after Retirement

How to Stay Active after Retirement

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Retirement age varies from person to person, but the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the average for American men and women is 63. There are many factors determining when a person can retire and what their health and lifestyle will be….

Brain Matters – 10 Foods that Support Brain Health

Brain Matters – 10 Foods that Support Brain Health

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A big part of aging well is brain health. As we age, our brains tend to lose some of their elasticity, making the connections we need to focus on tasks and remember things more difficult. By ensuring your brain is….

Staying Active: Best Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

Staying Active: Best Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

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Staying active and getting enough exercise is as important for seniors and older adults at any other stage of life. In fact, low-impact exercises like stretching and strength training are actually necessary to help seniors stay healthy and reduce the….

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