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Our Sunday Meditation: Do you seek beauty?

Our Sunday Meditation: Do you seek beauty?

| March 29, 2015

              As in a novel, lives are made of character, plot and setting. Too often, people overlook the importance of setting in their lives. That’s the topic of Our Sunday Meditation. Through my twenties and half-way through my thirties, the story of my life was mainly told in characters […]

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Study: Air pollution increases the risk of stroke, but don’t let it keep you from exercising

Study: Air pollution increases the risk of stroke, but don’t let it keep you from exercising

| March 27, 2015

              A study published this week in the journal BMJ concluded that even one day of exposure to air pollution may greatly increase the risk of experiencing a stroke. Researchers at Edinburgh University analyzed several previous studies of 6.2 million stroke-related hospitalizations in 28 countries. After crunching the data, […]

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Which is more important: Health or Wealth in Retirement?

Which is more important: Health or Wealth in Retirement?

| March 26, 2015

              It’s a question we all ask ourselves after we turn 50: Which is more important health or wealth when we retire? Ideally, we’ll have both, but if we can’t, the majority of retirees surveyed by MassMutual Retirement Services said health is more important than wealth to their overall […]

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Study: Exercise plays an important role in falls

Study: Exercise plays an important role in falls

| March 25, 2015

              A new study conducted by Finnish researchers concluded that routine exercise doesn’t prevent falls in elder women, but it does help them to not become as seriously injured in a fall than women who don’t exercise. The health researchers studied 400 women aged 70 to 80 over a […]

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Diet: Whole grains and cereals may increase longevity…

Diet: Whole grains and cereals may increase longevity…

| March 24, 2015

              Many popular fad diets out there these days tell people not to eat grains and cereals, but a new study advises just the opposite. Researchers surveyed over 350,000 American adults aged 50-71 about how often they ate whole-grain foods, including cereals, breads and pasta. They found that those […]

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Health: The view from 52

Health: The view from 52

| March 23, 2015

              Turning 52 isn’t the milestone turning 50 was, but it certainly has significance. In the last lap around the Sun I’ve learned: My body has limits. Exercising at 52 requires paying special attention to my body. If something starts to hurt in the middle of a run or […]

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Spring, a time for renewal and healthy living

Spring, a time for renewal and healthy living

| March 20, 2015

              With the first day of spring, Spring has sprung, which means it’s time for you to shake off your winter hibernation and get back to healthy living. Living healthy isn’t all that complicated. All you need to do is: Get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise in a […]

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New Study Reveals How You Can Get Your Husband or Wife to Exercise

New Study Reveals How You Can Get Your Husband or Wife to Exercise

| March 19, 2015

              Making your husband, wife, or partner exercise is impossible. It’s true. If you force or shame someone into exercising they will be angry and resentful. They might exercise for a little while, but, unless they see the point on their own or find they actually like working out, […]

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Cardio Exercise Slashes the Risk of Dying 50%

Cardio Exercise Slashes the Risk of Dying 50%

| March 18, 2015

              If someone invented a pill today that promised to slash your risk of dying early by 50 percent, would you take it? Of course! Well, I have great news for you: You don’t have to spend money on a pill to reap this amazing benefit, all you have […]

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Health: Being fit requires difficult choices and discipline

Health: Being fit requires difficult choices and discipline

| March 17, 2015

              No one ever said being fit and healthy is easy — because it isn’t. It requires hard choices and discipline just about every day. Fortunately, the payoff for doing the right thing is enormous. Every day, the people I know who are fit put their health ahead of […]

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