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Sunday Meditation: Do you take time out for fun?

Sunday Meditation: Do you take time out for fun?

| August 2, 2015

Meditation isn’t all about quiet and solitude. It’s about living the life you want in a mindful way. Fun should be part of it. That’s the topic of our Sunday Meditation. When most people think about mediation, they picture someone sitting in lotus position and journeying inward. But the truth is, there are many forms […]

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Fit Body, Fit Mind — Week 8

Fit Body, Fit Mind — Week 8

| July 31, 2015

***Just $2.99 for the Amazon.com Kindle version viewable on Kindle or computers and phones with Kindle app installed. Print version of this valuable fitness book is also available. Every Friday, Xeniors.com features a free excerpt from our book Fit Body Fit Mind: Your Practical Guide to Aging Well. The book features detailed instruction regarding aerobic and strength […]

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Why not join the exercise revolution?

Why not join the exercise revolution?

| July 30, 2015

More Americans than ever report that they’re getting regular exercise. That’s according to a Gallup and Healthways poll of adults. The survey found that 55.5% of those polled said they were frequently exercising in June. That’s the highest number since the polling began in January 2008. Americans tend to be more active in the summer […]

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Study: Driving is good for senior health

Study: Driving is good for senior health

| July 29, 2015

An interesting study released this week by the American Automobile Association (AAA) found a strong link between driving and senior health. According to the study, “Driving Cessation and Health Outcomes for Older Adults,” seniors who are able to drive suffer less health problems than those who give up their keys. Specifically, the study found seniors […]

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Think convenience when buying exercise gear

Think convenience when buying exercise gear

| July 28, 2015

On the beach this a.m., a bunch of my friends were talking about going paddle boarding. One said she’d really like to go, but her paddle board is too heavy to carry. This reminded me of a fundamental rule: Think convenience when buying exercise gear. What’s this mean? Make sure that you can actually use […]

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Diet or Exercise for Weight Loss?

Diet or Exercise for Weight Loss?

| July 27, 2015

This question comes up often. The simple answer is cutting calories is more important for weight loss but keeping it off and achieving whole-body fitness and improved health requires exercising, too. Researchers have consistently found that people who ate calories below the amount recommended based on their age, sex, size and activity level, lost weight. […]

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Sunday Meditation: How do you deal with the angry fortunate?

Sunday Meditation: How do you deal with the angry fortunate?

| July 26, 2015

There’s a strange phenomenon in the U.S. involving very fortunate people who are angry. How to deal with them is the topic of our Sunday Meditation. Traveling from coast-to-coast in the U.S. and reading and watching the news this summer, I’m amazed — and repulsed and embarrassed — by the enormous number of people who […]

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Fit Body, Fit Mind Friday — 7

Fit Body, Fit Mind Friday — 7

| July 24, 2015

***Just $2.99 for the Amazon.com Kindle version viewable on Kindle or computers and phones with Kindle app installed. Print version of this valuable fitness book is also available. Every Friday, Xeniors.com features a free excerpt from our book Fit Body Fit Mind: Your Practical Guide to Aging Well. The book features detailed instruction regarding aerobic and strength […]

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Study: Labeling older people “frail” can keep them from getting the help they need

Study: Labeling older people “frail” can keep them from getting the help they need

| July 23, 2015

The terms we use to describe ourselves and others can have a powerful impact on the lives we lead. The latest example: A study released by the British Geriatrics Society and Age UK found when doctors apply the label “frail” to older patients, they might not get the treatment they need for common conditions. As […]

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Retirement is Good for Your Health

Retirement is Good for Your Health

| July 22, 2015

“If she stops working, it’ll kill her,” is a common saying among women and men in our work-centered world, but the truth is the opposite for most people. That’s according to a report released this month by the National Bureau of Economics. The private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research group dedicated to educating leaders and the public […]

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