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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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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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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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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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In the movie Steel Magnolias, Dolly Parton’s character wisely said, “Honey, time marches on, and eventually it marches across your face.” While there’s no escaping the inevitable wrinkle here and there, do we actually wake up the dawn of our birthday and say wow I feel a year older? Not really. In fact, most of …

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On our countdown to the holiday season, I wanted to touch on how starting your morning on the right note can make or break the healthy choices you make throughout your day. The holidays are all about spending time with family, and friends, and with that comes a whirlwind of activities, and maybe not so …

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Believe it or not, breast cancer is not the leading cause of death in women.  According to the American Heart Association, statistically, 1 out of every 3 women dies of heart disease.  This number is staggering compared to a 1 out of 31 mortality rate for breast cancer. It used to have the reputation for …

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Let’s be honest, who hasn’t watched kids frolic on a trampoline and imagined themselves getting some air time and mastering a back flip? Well, maybe a back flip is best left to the professionals , but rebounders or trampolines are an amazing way to get in your cardio! Not only is it exhilarating, and makes …

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