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Smart Snacking

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Boost Digestion With Red Wine

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Can Exercise Maintain a Youthful Brain?

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man and woman, senior couple, having a walk in autumn or fall outdoors, the trees show colorful foliage

Exercise is a major health booster and essential for seniors who wish to lead a healthy life. Yes, it’s true that exercise is good for you whether you are 8 or 80, but at 80 you will realize the benefits it brings to you while when we are young, we hardly realize the need for …

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Salads Fit For A Meal

Including salads into my daily rotation is a necessity, and getting in the kitchen to build my masterpiece is something I truly enjoy. I’m not talking about a side salad of watery iceberg lettuce and some tomato, but a hearty meal sized creation filled with healthy fats, protein, and veggies. Virtually any leafy green can …

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Juicing is much more than a health craze. It’s a way of infusing the body with a wealth of nutrients without taking a handful of supplements. It is also an easy way to get our recommended 9 + servings each day which, to be honest, can be difficult sometimes. Fruits and vegetables are most beneficial …

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Our adrenals are the little triangular shaped glands above the kidneys responsible for giving us those bursts of energy and provide the adrenaline needed to handle life’s challenges. I like to think of them as my army back up when I’m dealing with a situation that requires to me to be energized, and on my …

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Known as the sunshine supplement, vitamin D3 is getting a lot more attention especially for folks over 50. It’s usually calcium that gets the acclaim for its bone-building benefits, but D3 is becoming recognized for its ability to not just strengthen bones, but reduce inflammation and treat autoimmune disorders. Vitamin D3 is obtained through sun …

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What in the world is a Far Infrared Sauna anyway, and (why) should I want one?    As I understand it, 80% of the sun’s rays are infrared and those incidentally are not the rays that burn you (it is UV rays that cause sunburn).  Far Infrared rays penetrate your skin and provide heat to your …

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Magnesium isn’t just another supplement at the drugstore. It is an absolutely vital mineral that plays a role in over 300 chemical functions in the body including regulating insulin levels, muscle contractions, and heart rhythm. After doing some research, I discovered the alarming statistic that over eighty percent of our population is deficient. Older adults …

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French women are known for their style, zest for life and the ability to indulge in creme filled pastries while maintaining an effortless physique. What’s their big secret? How about forgetting calorie counting, “forbidden” foods”, and hours slaving away at the gym. Dieting as we know is not always sustainable, and takes the enjoyment out …

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Staring at a wall of supplements in the drugstore can be overwhelming, to say the least. Which ones do you actually need? Do you choose a multivitamin, or should you take them separately? According to the National Institute on Aging, people over 50 may not be getting the key nutrients they need and may benefit …

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Any vegan or vegetarian will tell you that the number one question they’re asked is where they get their protein? It’s almost perplexing to some that getting adequate nutrition from a plant-based diet is even possible! Well balanced meals that forego the meat are actually proven to provide the nutrients necessary for energy and maintaining …

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