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Can Exercise Maintain a Youthful Brain?

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The Right Fuel For Your Gym Session

Eating the right foods before, and after a workout is key for the boost of energy you’ll need to give it your all for optimum results in your body. Depending on the type of exercise you do, nutrient requirements vary. For example, a runner will require more in terms of pre and post workout nutrition …

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how to hygge

Leave it to the Danes, to sum up how we feel about a cup of tea, lunch with a friend, or a plush blanket. Social media and wellness advocates are all about hygge, the trending buzzword that’s inspiring homebodies everywhere. I have to admit the first time I saw the phrase associated with a room …

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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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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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Back strain, knee pain, sprained ankles – oh my! Orthopedists and chiropractors will tell you the majority of injuries they encounter are sports, or exercise related. High impact exercise like running or Plyometric jumping stresses joints, and may not be for everyone. People who are new to exercise, arthritis sufferers, or those with chronic injuries …

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There’s a big misconception out there that fitness after retirement means you’re limited to water aerobics or a stationary bike. The truth is, participating in hobby sports whether it’s skiing, tennis, or maybe even a triathlon doesn’t just do a body good, but it alters the stereotype that getting older means putting on the brakes. …

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