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Sunday Meditation: Work Life Balance

Sunday Meditation: Work Life Balance

| August 31, 2014

Lots of us spend a lot of time trying to find something called work life balance, when in reality work is every bit a part of our life as everything else we do. That’s the subject of today’s Sunday Meditation. Just as we spend the valuable hours of our lives on sleeping, chores and leisure […]

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Exercise: Art or Science?

Exercise: Art or Science?

| August 29, 2014

Exercise is too often viewed as a science — you must do this and you must do that to be fit — when, in reality, it is just as much an art.  What this means is that exercise as a science will only take you so far then you have to custom your fitness program […]

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Don’t Be Afraid To Exercise As You Age

Don’t Be Afraid To Exercise As You Age

| August 28, 2014

A lot of people believe they should stop exercising as they age to protect their bones, joints and overall health, but studies continue to mount showing that for most people the exact opposite is true. A study of senior athletes 65 and older published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy […]

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Study: It’s never too late to benefit from exercise

Study: It’s never too late to benefit from exercise

| August 27, 2014

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms what many studies have said before: It’s never too late to begin and exercise program and reap benefits from it. Researchers at eight locations nationwide took sedentary and unhealthy seniors ages 70-89  and gave them weekly aerobic, strength training and balance exercise sessions. […]

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Health: Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

Health: Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

| August 26, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have been on the market in the U.S. for just over a decade and manufacturers are already raking in over $2 billion a year on them.  E-cigarettes are becoming a much more common sight in public areas, too. They’re being marketed as a much safer alternative to regular cigarettes, but what impact are […]

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Caregivers Need To Watch Their Own Health, Too

Caregivers Need To Watch Their Own Health, Too

| August 25, 2014

A recently released survey indicates that 66 million American caregivers looking after a friend or relative need to do more to take care of their own health.  The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) and the Clorox Company, which is launching a website to help caregivers, conducted the survey. Among the survey’s results: 80% of caregivers say […]

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Sunday Meditation: Practicing kindness

Sunday Meditation: Practicing kindness

| August 24, 2014

Life is a challenge at times for everyone.  Sometimes it can seem so difficult that we find it impossible to be nice.  In these times, it’s important to remember to make an effort to practice kindness.  That’s the topic of our Sunday Meditation. Most of us would rather be known as kind, not cruel, people […]

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Fitness: Don’t let quick-fixes hold you back

Fitness: Don’t let quick-fixes hold you back

| August 22, 2014

An interesting study published this week found that people in poverty are more likely to fail to achieve fitness not because of a lack of money to invest in their health but because too many choose quick fixes, like diet pills that don’t work. Researchers at Concordia university in Montreal, Canada, studied data collected from […]

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Diet: Lessons from the instant noodle study

Diet: Lessons from the instant noodle study

| August 21, 2014

The media has been all over an instant noodle study released this week that linked consumption of the processed staple food in Asia — specifically South Korea — and in college dorms around the world — to an increased risk of heart disease, especially among women. Researchers who conducted the Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital […]

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Exercise: Why not try Stand Up Paddleboarding?

Exercise: Why not try Stand Up Paddleboarding?

| August 20, 2014

For months, my beach friends have been urging me to try stand up paddleboarding, the new exercise craze hitting America’s coastline like a storm.  An enthusiastic kayaker, I didn’t have anything against it.  I just couldn’t find the time, until this morning. My friend Bob Humphreys, co-owner with his brother Bruce of Boca Surf & […]

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