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Study: Exercise Your Brain to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

Study: Exercise Your Brain to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

| April 20, 2015

              “Use it or lose it” is as true for your mind power as it is for your body. That’s according to a new Mayo Clinic study published in the journal Neurology that found giving your mind regular exercise through challenging activities may reduce your risk of developing dementia […]

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Sunday Meditation: Do you bury your head in the sand?

Sunday Meditation: Do you bury your head in the sand?

| April 19, 2015

              Everyone has something they don’t want to deal with that has to be confronted sooner or later. That’s the topic of our Sunday Meditation. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t have something that’s so unpleasant that they can’t deal with it. Whether it’s something in themselves, […]

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Fitness: Take the Xeniors TV Challenge!

Fitness: Take the Xeniors TV Challenge!

| April 17, 2015

It’s that time of year again. The weather outside is improving by the day. Which can only mean one thing: It’s time to take the Xeniors TV Challenge! What’s the Xeniors TV Challenge? It’s simple: No one likes everything that comes on TV and all of us find ourselves mindlessly watching anyway. The Xeniors TV […]

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Health: Good to your body? Good to yourself.

Health: Good to your body? Good to yourself.

| April 16, 2015

              For too many of us there’s an odd disconnect between what we see as our selves and our bodies. We imagine them as two distinct entities. Our true selves are the collection of our thoughts and personalities and how they interact with the outside world. Our bodies, the […]

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The Great Health App Debate

The Great Health App Debate

| April 15, 2015

              The latest edition of ¬†the highly respected The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) published a debate this week over the worth of health apps between an emergency doctor and a general practitioner and found widely differing opinions. What did they have to say? The emergency doctor, Dr. […]

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Fit Mind: Loneliness is bad for your health

Fit Mind: Loneliness is bad for your health

| April 14, 2015

              We all know getting plenty of aerobic and strength training exercise and eating a healthy diet are good for our health. But did you know¬†social interaction can boost your physical and mental health and longevity? A study of past studies into the role social interaction plays in our […]

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Gear: Time to inspect your athletic shoes

Gear: Time to inspect your athletic shoes

| April 13, 2015

              An often overlooked source of pain, discomfort and injuries are athletic shoes. That’s why it’s important to inspect them for wear and tear every four to six months. The danger of not inspecting them is that they may stretch so that they no longer fit properly, have developed […]

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Sunday Meditation: Do you seek clarity of mind?

Sunday Meditation: Do you seek clarity of mind?

| April 12, 2015

              For some people, clarity of mind means emptying their minds of thought and being in a state of bliss. There’s another definition of clarity of mind that’s just as important. That’s the topic of our Sunday Meditation. The second clarity of mind could also be called clarity or […]

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What should you do while researchers battle over exercise intensity?

What should you do while researchers battle over exercise intensity?

| April 10, 2015

            A battle has broken out in recent months over exercise intensity. One camp says over-exerting yourself is bad for your health and can even lead to as high a risk of death as those who are sedentary. In the other corner, are researchers who say that optimum health comes […]

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What’s the right diet for you?

What’s the right diet for you?

| April 9, 2015

              The one that works. I don’t mean this to be flip, but, let’s face it, no single diet program works for everyone. This is true despite a much-hyped study released this week that identified Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers as the most effective long-term dieting programs. Researchers looked […]

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