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jetty with amazing ocean view on tropical island

Perhaps you’ve dreamed of basking poolside in Maui, or sipping a glass of wine in the Loire Valley, but the expense of lodging has kept you from the vacation of a lifetime. As a baby boomer or retiree, these are the best years of your life to explore the world, so don’t let where to …

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group of friends with cocktails at party

Happy people are typically healthy people. It’s no secret that laughter, good company, and an overall positive outlook does wonders for mental and physical well-being. What does it mean to be happy? Do you sabotage your happiness thinking you’ll feel better once you get a raise, or buy a new car? The truth is that …

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beautiful sporty woman doing stretching exercise

I recently had the misfortune of throwing my back out, and by “out” I’m talking use of a wheelchair, a walker, my friends – and becoming one with a bottle of muscle relaxers. After an MRI revealed a disc herniation, I thought I’d never get back in the fitness groove again. Ironically it was a …

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From Instagram hashtags, to the magazine covers at the check stand, one message resonates across all media channels, and that’s “clean eating.” We’re a diet-centric society that grasps onto whichever eating trend promises a slimmer physique, but is there a single solution to the deluge of dieting advice? With all the conflicting information about going …

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It’s time to throw modesty, and those flannel cat PJs to the wind because there’s a better way to get your beauty sleep, and that’s au naturel. Believe it or not, there are actual health perks to sleeping in the nude that don’t necessarily involve a Saturday night rendezvous. Here are some non-blush-worthy reasons to …

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The Alzheimer’s Association has shown that keeping our minds active as we age may help protect against this disease and improve brain function. Staying socially engaged is important to maintain alertness, and our ability to continue learning. We are social beings by nature, and getting out there and interacting with others can boost cognitive health …

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So you’ve become an empty nester, or have you? Parents who have prematurely converted their kid’s room to a home office know exactly what I’m talking about. Enter the “boomerang generation.” You saw your kids off to an ivy league college with dreams of them landing the perfect job only to find them at your …

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Japan’s culture is steeped in ceremony, ancient traditions, and what may be the holy grail of longevity. With the longest life expectancy of any other country according to the World Health Organization, you have to wonder what their golden ticket to good health is. The Japanese use their bodies to live, they eat locally, and …

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Thought lifting weights was just for twenty-somethings? Think again. Strength and resistance training is as beneficial at 75 and it was at 25. Older adults who participate in muscle building exercises can rebuild lost muscle mass, and improve endurance.  Sarcopenia is the medical term for muscle loss that occurs as we age. After age 30, …

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Nothing is more comforting than the company of our beloved pets. Most of us consider them members of the family, and take great joy in caring for them. Their loyalty to us, and unconditional love is what makes sharing our lives with them so fulfilling. The benefits of pet ownership go beyond just emotional well-being. …

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