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Review: J Pillow — A terrific travel pillow

Review: J Pillow — A terrific travel pillow

| December 14, 2015

Traveling long distance, especially in a seated position, can be very hard on the best of us. Travel pillows can help, but finding one that’s truly comfortable can be difficult. I tested two designs on a 16 hour flight to Sydney, Australia, and found that the popular donut-shaped travel pillow fell far short of a […]

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Exercise: Do you want to dance in the streets?

Exercise: Do you want to dance in the streets?

| December 10, 2015

Have you ever wanted to dance in the streets sounds like a crazy question, but the truth is a lot of people would love to dance. Then why don’t they? Dance is great exercise, it’s fun, and it’s a great way to meet people. In the last couple of years, my dance-partner/girlfriend and I have […]

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Fight holiday loneliness…

Fight holiday loneliness…

| December 9, 2015

The holidays are a time of great joy for many people. But, they can also be a time of loneliness for some. There’s no reason to suffer with a bout of holiday loneliness. The blues that come from feeling isolated at this time of year can be bad for your mental and physical health. Research […]

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Study: Marriage or living together are good for your health

Study: Marriage or living together are good for your health

| December 8, 2015

A new study published this month in the Journal of Family Psychology concludes that sharing life with a partner, whether married or living together, is good for your health. Health researchers reached this conclusion after analyzing data from 8,700 Americans born between 1980 and 1984 who were surveyed every other year from 2000 to 2010. […]

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Tips to continue exercising through the holiday rush

Tips to continue exercising through the holiday rush

| December 7, 2015

With the fitness rush going full bore, it’s easy to fall of the fitness wagon. These tips will help you to maintain your regular aerobic and strength training exercise sessions. When you’re out shopping, if the weather permits and it’s a safe area, park in the space the furthest from the front door of the […]

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Fit Body, Fit Mind Friday — Week 24

Fit Body, Fit Mind Friday — Week 24

| December 4, 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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Do landscapes affect your health?

Do landscapes affect your health?

| December 3, 2015

When it comes to our health, how much we exercise and how well we eat are the main players, but they’re not the whole story. There are many factors that contribute to a happy and healthy life. One of them is the setting in which we spend our daily lives. Researchers at the UK’s Warwick […]

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Health: Calling time-out during the holiday rush

Health: Calling time-out during the holiday rush

| December 2, 2015

The most hectic weeks of the holiday season are here, and it’s easy to lose sight of what you need to stay happy and healthy. Fortunately, falling into this trap is preventable. Starting each day by taking stock of how you feel is the first step toward defending your health. If you’re raring to take […]

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Health: Say YES to new experiences!

Health: Say YES to new experiences!

| December 1, 2015

When I left for vacation in Puerto Rico on Thanksgiving, I didn’t know how to salsa dance. Now I do. Why? Because I stopped being a NO person and became a YES person, and it’s great for my health. This lesson seems pretty obvious. You’d think that most people would like to try something new […]

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Exercise: About that Thanksgiving walk…

Exercise: About that Thanksgiving walk…

| November 25, 2015

The post Thanksgiving dinner walk is a holiday tradition that’s a favorite of many people. It gives us a chance to catch up with friends and relatives, and it gives a chance to digest the big turkey dinner we just ate. Beyond that, walking, especially at a brisk pace, is good for our bodies, minds […]

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