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Eight Steps You Can Take Today To Improve Your Health

Eight Steps You Can Take Today To Improve Your Health

| September 19, 2014

Read health studies every day like I do and pretty soon a pattern emerges, the essentials of good health are demystified, and it becomes easy to name at least eight steps you can take today to improve your health and age well.  The tips in this article aren’t as sexy as fad diets, fad exercise programs and fad medicines, but they […]

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Can Stress Really Kill You?

Can Stress Really Kill You?

| September 18, 2014

Do you get stressed out about traffic, restaurant service, waiting at the bank, politics and other minor inconveniences?  If you do, you could be putting your health at risk. A group of researchers led by Carolyn Aldwin, director of the Center for Healthy Aging Research at Oregon State University, just published a study that analyzed a study of […]

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Does A Healthy Diet And Exercise Decrease Cancer Risks?

Does A Healthy Diet And Exercise Decrease Cancer Risks?

| September 17, 2014

A common question is, “Does a healthy diet and exercise decrease cancer risks?” The enthusiastic answer is, “Yes!” According to the American Association for Cancer Research’s “Cancer Progress Report 2014,” as many as one-in-three new cases of cancer in the U.S. are related to “being overweight or obese, physical inactivity, and/or poor dietary habits.” The cancer […]

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Retirees Say Good Health More Important Than Money

Retirees Say Good Health More Important Than Money

| September 16, 2014

A new survey found that retirees rate having good health as the most important factor in how happy you’ll be in your retirement years. Merrill Lynch and Age Wave sponsored the survey titled “Health and Retirement: Planning for the Great Unknown.” Researchers queried over 3,000 people about their retirement experiences and concerns. To be happy, […]

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Exercise: Walking or Cycling to Work Makes People Happier

Exercise: Walking or Cycling to Work Makes People Happier

| September 15, 2014

A new study published in the journal Preventive Medicine concluded that people who walk or cycle to work are generally happier than those who drive automobiles. The study, conducted by UEA’s Norwich Medical School and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, took a look at data collected for nearly 20 years […]

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Sunday Meditation: How do you hate?

Sunday Meditation: How do you hate?

| September 14, 2014

Meditation isn’t just about peace, love and understaning, unfortunately.  It’s also about self-examination and self-discovery.  Part of being human is experiencing and expressing hatred.  How you hate is the topic of our Sunday Meditation. I don’t know about you, but I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t harbor hatred toward some thing, some […]

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Runners, Walkers, Cyclists: Time to increase visibility

Runners, Walkers, Cyclists: Time to increase visibility

| September 12, 2014

If you’re starting to notice the mornings are getting darker, it’s not your imagination.  Sunrise is a good hour later than it was in June and we’re losing minutes every day we advance toward winter.  That means it’s time for runners, walkers and cyclists to increase their visibility. Dawn and dusk are the most dangerous […]

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Apple Watch A Non Starter For This Runner

Apple Watch A Non Starter For This Runner

| September 11, 2014

I’m a sucker for new fitness tech, and I was really looking forward to the release of Apple Watch, which was supposed to revolutionize exercise tracking.  Sadly, now that the watch has been revealed, it’s a non starter for me. The singular biggest problem with the Apple Watch, which should be available for purchase in […]

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Fall Fitness Tune-up

Fall Fitness Tune-up

| September 10, 2014

Fall is here, and the temptation is to bolt out the door and run and leap like a gazelle in the cooler, breezier air.  Before you take the leap, however, make sure you’re ready with our fall fitness tune-up. If you’ve been sedentary all summer, the first thing you’ll want to do is get your […]

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Health: Flu shot season is here

Health: Flu shot season is here

| September 9, 2014

Flu shot season is here, and there is one huge step you can take to protect your health: Get a flu shot. The National Council on Aging, a leading senior advocacy group, is teaming up with vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur to educate the public, especially older people, about the effectiveness of the flu vaccination.  They […]

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