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Sunday Meditation: Do you bring light into this world?

Sunday Meditation: Do you bring light into this world?

| December 21, 2014

As we enter the final days before Christmas, it’s easy to get so caught up in holiday preparations and gift buying that we forget to contemplate its true significance. That’s the topic of today’s Sunday Meditation. Christian or not, it’s hard not to appreciate the central message of Christianity as recorded in the New Testament: […]

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Exercise Your Health Resolution Today!

Exercise Your Health Resolution Today!

| December 19, 2014

About now, people are starting to think about their New Year’s resolutions. As usual, tops among them is including exercise in their daily life to lose weight and improve their overall health. If you’re one of them, why not surprise everyone, including yourself, and get started today? That’s right! There’s no universal law that says […]

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Gear: Great gifts for campers

Gear: Great gifts for campers

| December 18, 2014

If you’re trying to find just the right holiday gifts for campers, look no further. The essential gear on this page has served me well over the years, and I’m confident the adventurers in your life will appreciate it as much as I do. When you’re buying for campers, think survival.  What would you need […]

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Exercise: Is There Such A Thing As A “Trouble Body Part”?

Exercise: Is There Such A Thing As A “Trouble Body Part”?

| December 17, 2014

Shape Magazine asked Google for a search list that reveals what body part people are focusing on when they’re researching exercise options.  The results, published in an article yesterday, aren’t a surprise, but they do call in question whether people are focusing too heavily on “trouble body parts” when they should be seeking whole body fitness. […]

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Fit Brain: Photo editing and uploading gear on the go

Fit Brain: Photo editing and uploading gear on the go

| December 16, 2014

Photography is a superb activity for your brain and body. To get great shots, you have to know how to operate your camera’s controls to bring out the best in your subject. And, to find great subjects, you need to go out into the world, be it by walking, cycling, kayaking or another activity that […]

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Health: Did you fall off the holiday fitness wagon?

Health: Did you fall off the holiday fitness wagon?

| December 15, 2014

December 15. We’re about halfway through the treacherous-to-your-health holiday fitness season. Many of us are struggling to stay on the holiday fitness wagon. With so many parties to attend and preparations to make, we’re slacking on our regular aerobic and strength training exercise sessions. And our diet? The sugar, fat and salt laden treats are […]

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Sunday Meditation: Are you too hard on yourself?

Sunday Meditation: Are you too hard on yourself?

| December 14, 2014

We all have aspects of ourselves or our life in general that we’d like to improve, but often we fall into the trap of being too hard on ourselves while we’re working to achieve our goals — which unnecessarily turns a positive into a negative. That’s the subject of today’s Sunday Meditation. Life isn’t supposed […]

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Five Best Brain Exercising Gifts For Seniors

Five Best Brain Exercising Gifts For Seniors

| December 12, 2014

Health researchers have long established that exercising our brains helps them to remain sharp throughout our entire lives. If you’re looking for a Christmas or Hanukkah gift for seniors, or anyone, for that matter, that will give their brains a great workout, this holiday gift guide should help. Learning a musical instrument is an excellent […]

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Five Best Fitness Gifts For Seniors

Five Best Fitness Gifts For Seniors

| December 11, 2014

Finding the right fitness gift for active seniors and, actually, adults of all ages, can be difficult — until now. The fitness gear featured in our holiday gift buying guide makes great Christmas and Hanukkah presents that will be used long after the holiday season is over. How do I know this? I bought this […]

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Health: Further proof vitamin pills fall short

Health: Further proof vitamin pills fall short

| December 10, 2014

Millions of Americans spend billions of dollars each year on vitamin pills and other nutritional supplements despite the fact that researchers find over and over that they rarely deliver health benefits, and, really, should only be taken if your doctor recommends them. The latest category of vitamins to take a hit are those that claim […]

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