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Study Finds 3 Best Exercises to Cut Upper Arm Flab & Strengthen Tricepts

November 3, 2013 Posted by Editor

A study conducted by scientists at the University of Wisconsin has isolated the three most effective tricepts exercises – which are most effective in eliminating upper arm flab. The study was sponsored by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), . . . → Read More: Study Finds 3 Best Exercises to Cut Upper Arm Flab & Strengthen Tricepts

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The Poms Senior Dancers Show That Dance Keeps You Young!

October 16, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor

The Poms, a group of senior dancers in Sun City, Arizona, perform to sold-out crowds and impress young and old alike with their agility, balance, headstands, and amazing moves! They are inspiring proof of the benefits of regular dance . . . → Read More: The Poms Senior Dancers Show That Dance Keeps You Young!

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AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease

June 22, 2013 Posted by Editor

The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest and primary professional organization of medical doctors in the U.S., passed a resolution at their annual meeting on June 18, officially declaring that obesity shall be recognized as a disease. The AMA . . . → Read More: AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease

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Never Too Late For Fitness Training Advises 93-Year-Old

June 20, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor

93-Year-Old Willa Asbornsen says it is never too late to begin fitness training. She resolved five years ago to move out of her nursing home and live alone. She starting working out with a personal trainer to insure her . . . → Read More: Never Too Late For Fitness Training Advises 93-Year-Old

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A Father’s Day Health Message

June 16, 2013 Posted by Editor

The following video produced by Wellness News, presents a moving tribute in song to Fathers. At the same time, it reminds whole families of important steps that men can take to protect their health and wellness.   View the . . . → Read More: A Father’s Day Health Message

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80 Years Old Does Not Have to Be Old!

May 20, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor

80-Year-Old John Pistone stays in tremendous shape by working out daily. He is living proof you do not have to be old and 80. In fact, he is in better shape than many who are decades younger. When . . . → Read More: 80 Years Old Does Not Have to Be Old!

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80-Year-Old Runner Still Competing in 10K Events

May 13, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor

80-Year-old Derek Porter has run 16 marathons and more than 100 half-marathons. He runs up to five times a week and still competes in 10k races. He took up running when he was about 40. Watch Jeremy Winter’s interview . . . → Read More: 80-Year-Old Runner Still Competing in 10K Events

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Combatting Age With Exercise

May 3, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor

93-Year-old Dr. Charles Eugster took up bodybuilding at age 87. He is a 3-times world champion in master’s fitness events. From his blog on Facebook: “For young adults, strength and increase in muscle mass may not be a priority . . . → Read More: Combatting Age With Exercise

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Displaying Exercise Needed to Burn Off Foods Helps People Cut Calories Consumed, New Study Finds

April 27, 2013 Posted by Editor

A new study by researchers at Texas Christian University (TCU) has found that out of a group of 300 study participants, those ordering from a menu that displayed the amount of exercise needed to burn off the calories in . . . → Read More: Displaying Exercise Needed to Burn Off Foods Helps People Cut Calories Consumed, New Study Finds

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HHS Announces New Digital & Mobile Health Apps to Help you Stay Healthy

April 22, 2013 Posted by Editor

In a HealthBeat message and podcast issued on April 22, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) pronounced that “Your health is going digital. Health applications on the go are becoming more available.” The message describes new . . . → Read More: HHS Announces New Digital & Mobile Health Apps to Help you Stay Healthy

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Another Ballroom Competition Next Week (For a 93-Year-Old!)

February 24, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor

Tenho Connable, a 93-year-old woman in Kalamazoo, Michigan will compete in a Las Vegas ballroom dance competition next week. She says, “I am often the only one in my age category. So that takes a little bit of the . . . → Read More: Another Ballroom Competition Next Week (For a 93-Year-Old!)

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Baby Boomers Not as Healthy as Their Parents, New Research Finds

February 5, 2013 Posted by Editor

New research reported in the February 4 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, has found that, “Despite their longer life expectancy over previous generations, U.S. baby boomers have higher rates of chronic disease, . . . → Read More: Baby Boomers Not as Healthy as Their Parents, New Research Finds

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Longevity Secrets from an 82-Year-Old Ironman

January 25, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor

82-Year-Old Ironman, Lew Hollander, recommends “going anaerobic” with an exercise program every day, rather than taking supplements. Check with your doctor before undertaking any exercise program. Watch »   See More Stories of Inspiring Seniors on . . . → Read More: Longevity Secrets from an 82-Year-Old Ironman

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Can You Strengthen Your Immune System?

January 22, 2013 Posted by Editor

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) report that the flu epidemic currently sweeping the U.S. is striking older adults with weakened immune systems the hardest. “Because your immune system weakens . . . → Read More: Can You Strengthen Your Immune System?

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Core Exercises Key to Good Health, Balance & Proficiency in Sports & All Activities, Harvard Reports

January 14, 2013 Posted by Editor

What are “Core Exercises?” If you answered, “Abs,” you are only partially right. “Core muscles go far beyond the readily recognized ‘six-pack’ abs that swimsuit models sport,” the authors of a Harvard Medical School Special Health Report on “Core . . . → Read More: Core Exercises Key to Good Health, Balance & Proficiency in Sports & All Activities, Harvard Reports

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97-Year-Old Exercise Teacher

January 13, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor

97-Year-old gymnastic instructor, Liesel Weiser, a former ballet dancer, has been teaching physical fitness for the last 75 years. She continues to teach gym and ballet to residents in her retirement home. Watch a video of her taken . . . → Read More: 97-Year-Old Exercise Teacher

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Two Exercises to Help Prevent Knee Injuries

January 9, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor

Many doctors and physical trainers recommend strengthening all the muscles around the knee, such as quadriceps, hamstrings, and the calf, as a way of helping to prevent knee injuries. Before embarking on any exercise program, consult your doctor first. . . . → Read More: Two Exercises to Help Prevent Knee Injuries

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Mayo Clinic & TIME Collaborate on New Book About Alternative Medicine Therapies

December 18, 2012 Posted by Editor

The Mayo Clinic and TIME publishing have collaborated on a new book entitled, Alternative Medicine: Your Guide to Stress Relief, Healing, Nutrition, and More, which explores the potential risks and benefits of several “alternative medicine” therapies, as supplements to . . . → Read More: Mayo Clinic & TIME Collaborate on New Book About Alternative Medicine Therapies

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HelpingYouCare® Launches New Wellness Resource on Weight Loss/ Maintaining a Healthy Weight

December 16, 2012 Posted by Editor

HelpingYouCare® (.com and .org), a comprehensive resource for family caregivers and their senior loved ones, has launched a new resource page in its Wellness Section on Weight Loss/ Maintaining a Healthy Weight. The new resource page includes hundreds of . . . → Read More: HelpingYouCare® Launches New Wellness Resource on Weight Loss/ Maintaining a Healthy Weight

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Enough Exercise + Normal Weight May Add Up To 7.2 Years to Your Life, New NIH Study Finds

December 14, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has measured the effect that getting enough exercise can have on life expectancy, and the even greater effect that combining enough exercise with maintaining a normal body . . . → Read More: Enough Exercise + Normal Weight May Add Up To 7.2 Years to Your Life, New NIH Study Finds

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CDC Launches Sortable Database of Health Stats by State and Region

December 3, 2012 Posted by Editor

The CDC has launched Sortable Stats 2.0 – a new online database of health indicators and behavioral risk factors that is sortable by state or region, by demographics, by health condition, and in various other ways. The interactive database, . . . → Read More: CDC Launches Sortable Database of Health Stats by State and Region

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81-Year-Old Champion Water Skier

December 2, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

Strong, quick and fearless Frances Woofenden from West Palm Beach Florida is also 81 years old! She never tried water skiing until she was 50 years old. She now skis five days a week and is the number one . . . → Read More: 81-Year-Old Champion Water Skier

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Enjoyment is the Key to Sticking with Exercise for a Lifetime, New Book Advises

November 30, 2012 Posted by Editor

In his new book, “Stick With Exercise For A Lifetime; How to Enjoy Every Minute of It,” former Occidental College swimming and water polo coach and wellness consultant Robert Hopper, PhD provides a concise guide to developing an exercise . . . → Read More: Enjoyment is the Key to Sticking with Exercise for a Lifetime, New Book Advises

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Five of the Best Exercises You Can Do Without Going to the Gym

November 16, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new HealthBeat report published November 15 by Harvard Health Publications, part of Harvard Medical School, lists five of the best “workouts” you can do without going to the gym. According to the authors, these exercises will “help keep . . . → Read More: Five of the Best Exercises You Can Do Without Going to the Gym

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90-Year-Old Triathlete

November 14, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

90-Year-Old Charlie Futrell was believed to be the oldest person to finish a USA Triathlon-sanctioned race. He finished more than 120 triathlons and six IronMan competitions in Hawaii since he started competing in his 60s. Watch »   See . . . → Read More: 90-Year-Old Triathlete

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Exercise Better than Mental or Social Activity to Protect Brain from Shrinkage, Study Finds

November 1, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Association of Neurology, has found that among older adults, regular exercise was more effective in protecting against brain shrinkage than were either mental or social activities. Some . . . → Read More: Exercise Better than Mental or Social Activity to Protect Brain from Shrinkage, Study Finds

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Decline in Physical Abilities Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia Among 90 Year Olds, Study Finds

October 26, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study published in the Archives of Neurology, a journal of the American Medical Association, as found that among people age 90 and older, poor ability to walk, stand up, maintain balance, and perform other physical tasks was . . . → Read More: Decline in Physical Abilities Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia Among 90 Year Olds, Study Finds

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Harvard Health Publishes Report on Strength and Power Training: A guide for adults of all ages

October 9, 2012 Posted by Editor

According to a special health report issued by Harvard Health Publications of Harvard Medical School, “Sarcopenia—the gradual decrease in muscle tissue—starts at around age 30, [and] the average 30-year-old can expect to lose about 25% of muscle mass and . . . → Read More: Harvard Health Publishes Report on Strength and Power Training: A guide for adults of all ages

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World Heart Day, September 29, Focuses on Prevention of Heart Disease

September 29, 2012 Posted by Editor

September 29 has been designated as “World Heart Day,” an annual health observance sponsored by the World Heart Federation. “This year in continuation from our 2011 World Heart Day theme of home heart health One World, One Home, One . . . → Read More: World Heart Day, September 29, Focuses on Prevention of Heart Disease

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September 26 is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

September 26, 2012 Posted by Editor

September 26 has been designated as “National Women’s Health & Fitness Day,” an annual health observance sponsored and organized by the Health Information Resource Center, dedicated to promoting women’s health and fitness. The Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a . . . → Read More: September 26 is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

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Exercise & Home Modification Most Effective to Prevent Falls in Seniors, New Study Finds

September 18, 2012 Posted by Editor

New research published September 12 in The Cochrane Library has found that of several fall-prevention methods studied, exercise including strength and balance training was most effective in reducing the risk of falling for seniors. Modifications of the home to . . . → Read More: Exercise & Home Modification Most Effective to Prevent Falls in Seniors, New Study Finds

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Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

September 8, 2012 Posted by Editor

The month of September has been designated as Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older, and take actions to promote their own physical, social, mental and financial well-being. The . . . → Read More: Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

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To Lose Weight, 30 Minutes of Daily Exercise as Good as 60 Minutes, New Study Finds

August 27, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology has found that 30 minutes of daily aerobic exercise training are as good as, and even slightly more effective than, 60 minutes to achieve the same loss of weight . . . → Read More: To Lose Weight, 30 Minutes of Daily Exercise as Good as 60 Minutes, New Study Finds

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NIH Announces New 52-Week Mobile Health App for Women

August 26, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Research on Women’s Health, announced on Thursday that it is providing a new mobile health app for women that is available for free download to an iPhone, iPad or Android device. . . . → Read More: NIH Announces New 52-Week Mobile Health App for Women

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Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

August 17, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new Health Alert published by Johns Hopkins Medicine features 8 key strategies that the Johns Hopkins experts say can help preserve your memory and brain health. The Health Alert, entitled “How to Protect Your Memory and Brain Health,” . . . → Read More: Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

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Harvard Health Updates Report on Foot Care Basics – Preventing and Treating Common Foot Conditions

August 12, 2012 Posted by Editor

Harvard Health Publications has issued a newly revised Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School on “Foot Care Basics: Preventing and treating common foot conditions.” “Three out of four Americans will suffer some kind of foot ailment in their . . . → Read More: Harvard Health Updates Report on Foot Care Basics – Preventing and Treating Common Foot Conditions

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Alex Nastaskin is Competitive Champion in Ballroom Dance

August 9, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

Arkade (“Alex”) Nastaskin, performing with his instructor, international ballroom dance professional Liene Di Lorenzo, wowed the crowd with an impressive International Tango and Slow Foxtrot at the Goldcoast Ballroom Showcase on July 10, 2012 (videos below). At the Florida . . . → Read More: Alex Nastaskin is Competitive Champion in Ballroom Dance

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CDC Reports More Americans Are Walking, But Not Enough – Exercise Termed Wonder Drug

August 8, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new VitalSigns Report issued August 7 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) found that Sixty-two percent of adults reported walking at least once for 10 minutes or more in the previous week in 2010, . . . → Read More: CDC Reports More Americans Are Walking, But Not Enough – Exercise Termed Wonder Drug

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The Tigerettes – Winning Basketball Team at Ages 65 to 75

August 6, 2012 Posted by Editor

The Louisiana Tigerettes, a winning women’s basketball team, is proving how effective exercise can be in keeping you young. The Tigerettes have an impressive record of 195 wins and only 5 losses, and they have earned seven gold medals . . . → Read More: The Tigerettes – Winning Basketball Team at Ages 65 to 75

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Wearing a Pedometer Can Help You Walk More, Study Finds

August 3, 2012 Posted by Editor

A study by scientists in Australia has found that seniors who clipped on a pedometer nearly doubled the time they spent walking each week. The study, by Gregory S. Kolt, Ph.D., head of the School of Science and Health, . . . → Read More: Wearing a Pedometer Can Help You Walk More, Study Finds

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Physical Inactivity May Cause as Many Deaths as Smoking, New Study Calculates

July 25, 2012 Posted by Editor

New research published July 18 in the medical journal The Lancet found that lack of physical activity by adults worldwide may cause 6% to 10% of all cases of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, and colon . . . → Read More: Physical Inactivity May Cause as Many Deaths as Smoking, New Study Calculates

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Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

July 23, 2012 Posted by Editor

UPDATED July 23, 2012: A new Health Tip published by MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health advocates that seniors “make exercise a social activity.” “Participate in a group dance class or a . . . → Read More: Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

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CDC Teaches that Healthy Weight is a Lifestyle – Not Just a Diet

July 22, 2012 Posted by Editor

As part of its national mission to promote public health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is providing an educational program for the public on how to lose weight and keep it off. On its website, . . . → Read More: CDC Teaches that Healthy Weight is a Lifestyle – Not Just a Diet

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Strength Training & Walking Improve Brain & Memory, New Studies Find

July 17, 2012 Posted by Editor

Four new studies presented on Sunday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference taking place in Vancouver, Canada, have clarified the key role that different types of exercises can play in improving mental functioning in older adults and staving off . . . → Read More: Strength Training & Walking Improve Brain & Memory, New Studies Find

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Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout

July 9, 2012 Posted by Editor

Harvard Health Publications has published a new Special Health Report entitled, “The Joint Pain Relief Workout: Healing exercises for your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles.” The Report provides exercises designed by doctors at Harvard Medical School, along with Master . . . → Read More: Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout

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US Government Provides Free Publications on Exercise, Diet and Weight Management

July 6, 2012 Posted by Editor

The U.S. Government provides multiple free health publications on Exercise, Diet and Weight Management. These publications can be downloaded free of charge from Be Active Your Way – Consumer Booklet for Adults – By the U.S. Department of Health . . . → Read More: US Government Provides Free Publications on Exercise, Diet and Weight Management

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Ruth Frith – Oldest Sportswoman of the World (98 years)

July 3, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

Ruth Frith was the oldest woman athlete in the World Masters Games in Sydney in 2009. She participated in the long jump, the triple jump, shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw. She trains six days a . . . → Read More: Ruth Frith – Oldest Sportswoman of the World (98 years)

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Overcoming Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) – A Hope-Inspiring Story of Courage & Determination

June 30, 2012 Posted by Contributing Author

Contributed By Jackie Barber EDITOR’S NOTE: Our dear friend Jackie Barber tells the moving story of how she is overcoming the dreaded Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) that one year ago left her completely paralyzed from neck to toe. This . . . → Read More: Overcoming Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) – A Hope-Inspiring Story of Courage & Determination

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Study Discovers Hormone Produced by Exercise that Helps Burn Fat and Prevent Diabetes

June 29, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new Harvard Health Letter reports that a recent study by scientists at Harvard Medical School has discovered a previously unknown natural hormone in muscle cells that is produced by exercise. The new hormone, which the scientists called “Irisin,” . . . → Read More: Study Discovers Hormone Produced by Exercise that Helps Burn Fat and Prevent Diabetes

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What is the Greatest Health Risk?

June 26, 2012 Posted by Editor

Which of the following presents the greatest risk to your health? Pesticides on apple skin, drinking hot beverages from a styrofoam cup, microwaves from a cell phone, or sitting 6 hours a day? View this video from ABC News, . . . → Read More: What is the Greatest Health Risk?

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Harvard Guide to Women’s Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention

June 20, 2012 Posted by Editor

The Harvard Medical School Special Health Report, A Guide to Women’s Health: Fifty and Forward, presents a basic overview of the changes in major health risks that women face as they age, and focuses particularly on lifestyle changes that . . . → Read More: Harvard Guide to Women’s Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention

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New Studies Focus on Preventing Muscle Loss, as Key to Healthy Aging

June 14, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Institutes of Health last week awarded a $5.2 million grant to the University of Florida’s Institute on Aging, for continued studies of what causes age-related muscle loss (Sarcopenia) and how to prevent it. According to a recent . . . → Read More: New Studies Focus on Preventing Muscle Loss, as Key to Healthy Aging

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Men’s Health Week and Men’s Health Month Focus on Prevention & Wellness

June 7, 2012 Posted by Editor

“On average, men are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women,” but “more than half of premature deaths among men are preventable,” according to a book, Blueprint for Men’s Health: A Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle, . . . → Read More: Men’s Health Week and Men’s Health Month Focus on Prevention & Wellness

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Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC

May 28, 2012 Posted by Editor

This Memorial Day, as we remember our loved ones who have gone on, including those who gave their lives in service of our country, let us resolve to honor their lives and the lives of those loved ones we . . . → Read More: Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC

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Govt Provides Links to More Senior Resources for Older Americans Month

May 18, 2012 Posted by Editor

May is Older Americans Month, a time to recognize and honor the guiding wisdom and contributions of our nation’s seniors. Older Americans Month is declared each year by Presidential Proclamation. See President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month for . . . → Read More: Govt Provides Links to More Senior Resources for Older Americans Month

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Mother’s Day Kicks Off National Women’s Health Week, May 13-19, 2012

May 12, 2012 Posted by Editor

In a news release issued May 11, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, announced that Mother’s Day will begin the observance of National Women’s Health Week, which will run from May 13 through 19 this year. . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day Kicks Off National Women’s Health Week, May 13-19, 2012

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National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month Spotlights Bone Health

May 10, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) announced this month that in connection with National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which is observed each year in May, it is launching a new campaign, called Generations of Strength®. “NOF’s Generations of Strength . . . → Read More: National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month Spotlights Bone Health

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National Arthritis Action Month Focuses on What You Can Do to Prevent or Manage this Common Condition

May 9, 2012 Posted by Editor

In a news release issued May 1, the Arthritis Foundation, a non-profit organization, declared May as National Arthritis Action Month, and “challeng[ed] Americans to begin taking steps to reduce the burden of arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability.” . . . → Read More: National Arthritis Action Month Focuses on What You Can Do to Prevent or Manage this Common Condition

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

May 8, 2012 Posted by Editor

In a statement issued May 2, Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Stroke Awareness Month. These events, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute . . . → Read More: National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

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President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month

May 3, 2012 Posted by Editor

Following a tradition dating from 1963, President Barack Obama has declared the month of May as Older Americans Month. This is an observance declared by every President since President John F. Kennedy, dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achievements . . . → Read More: President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month

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New Reports Document High Costs of Obesity in America

May 1, 2012 Posted by Editor

Several new studies and reports have been published recently documenting the high costs of obesity to America and Americans. According to these new research findings, obesity adds $190 Billion per year to health care costs, which is over 20% . . . → Read More: New Reports Document High Costs of Obesity in America

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Lifting Weights May Improve Seniors’ Brain Function More than Walking Does, New Study Finds

April 25, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, found that among a group of senior women, aged 70-80, with mild cognitive impairment, those who engaged in 6 months of twice . . . → Read More: Lifting Weights May Improve Seniors’ Brain Function More than Walking Does, New Study Finds

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Physical Activity of All Kinds Lowers Risk of Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

April 19, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study published in the journal Neurology, has found that physical activity, including both exercise and activity from daily chores or activities of daily living, may significantly reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even if you . . . → Read More: Physical Activity of All Kinds Lowers Risk of Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

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Cleveland Clinic Florida – Health & Wellness Expo – April 28

April 14, 2012 Posted by Editor

The Cleveland Clinic invites everyone to come to their annual Health & Wellness Expo, which will be held in the Jagelman Conference Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. This is a free annual event, which includes health . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Florida – Health & Wellness Expo – April 28

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World Health Day April 7 Focuses on Healthy Aging

April 4, 2012 Posted by Editor

April 7, 2012 is World Health Day, an annual event sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations. The theme of this year’s event is “Ageing and health: Good . . . → Read More: World Health Day April 7 Focuses on Healthy Aging

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National Public Health Week Being Observed April 2-8, 2012

April 3, 2012 Posted by Editor

April 2-8, 2012 has been declared National Public Health Week, an annual campaign sponsored for the past 16 years by the National Public Health Association, “aimed at educating the public, policy-makers and the public health community about critical public . . . → Read More: National Public Health Week Being Observed April 2-8, 2012

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Are You At Risk for Diabetes? CDC Provides Quiz to Help You Find Out

April 1, 2012 Posted by Editor

As part of Diabetes Alert Day, March 27, 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) posted updated information on Diabetes’ diagnosis and prevention on its website. This includes a Quiz (below), which the CDC invites you . . . → Read More: Are You At Risk for Diabetes? CDC Provides Quiz to Help You Find Out

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Physically Active Seniors May Live Longer, Study Suggests

March 20, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, provides more evidence that physically active seniors have a lower risk of dying than those who are least active. This is one . . . → Read More: Physically Active Seniors May Live Longer, Study Suggests

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Fitness Lowers Odds of Death from Dementia, Study Finds

March 18, 2012 Posted by Editor

A recently published study has found that when approximately 60,000 adults were tested and ranked — as high, middle or low — for their level of cardiorespiratory fitness, those with medium or high levels of fitness had less than . . . → Read More: Fitness Lowers Odds of Death from Dementia, Study Finds

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Exercise Increasingly Important for Those Over Age 65

March 15, 2012 Posted by Editor

Evergreen Rehabilitation. More Information For more information on exercise and all aspects of wellness, see the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on Wellness/ Healthy Living for Seniors & Caregivers, including: Exercise: Physical Wellness; Diet & Nutrition: Physical . . . → Read More: Exercise Increasingly Important for Those Over Age 65

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Benefits of Weight Training for People Over 50

March 11, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

Fitness guru Nash Jocic advocates weight training for people over 50 to stop or slow down the aging process, increase mobility, and lower the risk of injuries. Watch » Consult your doctor before beginning an exercise . . . → Read More: Benefits of Weight Training for People Over 50

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Losing Weight Through Modest Changes in Lifestyle Habits

March 10, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., Chairman of Preventive Medicine from the Mayo Clinic, explains how modest changes in lifestyle habits can help you lose weight and improve your health. Watch . . . → Read More: Losing Weight Through Modest Changes in Lifestyle Habits

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Exercise Changes DNA for the Better, New Study Finds

March 8, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study has found that even 20 minutes of exercise by sedentary adults actually changed the DNA in their muscle cells within minutes. The DNA was changed in a way that helps the muscles work better for further . . . → Read More: Exercise Changes DNA for the Better, New Study Finds

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Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health

February 21, 2012 Posted by Editor

In their new book entitled, Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You’ll Ever Need, two renowned heart experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, both of the Cleveland Clinic, tackle some prominent misconceptions about heart . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health

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Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back

February 18, 2012 Posted by Editor

Harvard Health Publications has issued a revised and updated version of its Special Health Report on “Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back,” written by experts at Harvard Medical School. According to Harvard Health Publications, “Back pain is one . . . → Read More: Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back

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The Importance of Exercise on Brain Health

January 15, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

Physical activity, besides being good for the cardiovascular system, is also thought to have a direct benefit for brain health and greater memory capacity, according to John H. (Jack) Byrne, Ph.D.), Chairman, Department Of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the . . . → Read More: The Importance of Exercise on Brain Health

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How Kathleen Sebelius Stays Fit

January 14, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, runs early mornings to stay fit and relieve her from the stress of a hectic Washington schedule. She hopes to continue running into her nineties. Watch Runner’s World TV . . . → Read More: How Kathleen Sebelius Stays Fit

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New Study: Can Twice Weekly Ballroom Dancing Prevent Falls in Elderly?

January 11, 2012 Posted by Editor

The University of Sidney, Australia has announced a new study to test whether twice weekly ballroom dancing can restore balance and strength and prevent falls in older adults. The one-year long study, entitled “The effectiveness of social dancing as . . . → Read More: New Study: Can Twice Weekly Ballroom Dancing Prevent Falls in Elderly?

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One Example of an Exercise Program for Seniors

January 5, 2012 Posted by Editor

Here is one example of an exercise program for seniors that requires no gym equipment »

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Record Holder as the World’s Oldest Bowler at Age 106

December 16, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Bill Hargrove began bowling in 1924. The United States Bowling Congress in 2007 recognized him as the “Oldest League Bowler in History.” He credits his longevity to not drinking or smoking and keeping fit by bowling. Watch an interview . . . → Read More: Record Holder as the World’s Oldest Bowler at Age 106

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Waist Management and Walking

December 12, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Some practical tips on slimming down safely. The key to long-term weight (waist) loss according to Doctor Mehmet Oz »

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Harvard Guide to Exercise – A Program You Can Live With

December 11, 2011 Posted by Editor

Harvard Medical School has published a Special Health Report on Exercise – a Program You Can Live With, which provides a comprehensive guide to the enormous health benefits of exercise, how to get started and design an appropriate exercise . . . → Read More: Harvard Guide to Exercise – A Program You Can Live With

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You’re Never Too Old to Exercise

December 9, 2011 Posted by Editor

“Only about 30% of people ages 45 to 64 say they engage in regular leisure-time physical activity, and this falls to 25% of those between the ages of 65 and 74 and 11% of people age 85 and older,” . . . → Read More: You’re Never Too Old to Exercise

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Fitness More Important Than Body Weight in Reducing Death Risk

December 6, 2011 Posted by Editor

A new study of 14,345 adult men, published in Circulation, a Journal of the American Heart Association, found that improving physical fitness lowered risk of death, both from cardiovascular disease and from all causes, even after controlling for body . . . → Read More: Fitness More Important Than Body Weight in Reducing Death Risk

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5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Significantly Reduce Risk of Stroke, New Study Finds

November 16, 2011 Posted by Editor

A new study of 36,686 Finnish men and women, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, has found that 5 healthy lifestyle factors are associated with significantly reduced risk of stroke. And, . . . → Read More: 5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Significantly Reduce Risk of Stroke, New Study Finds

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How To Stay Fit At Any Age

November 7, 2011 Posted by Editor

Read inspiring stories of how to stay fit at any age, provided by the Go4Life website of the National Institute on Aging, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Here is an example: Grandmother Fay – . . . → Read More: How To Stay Fit At Any Age

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Interval Training May Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

October 30, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

No matter what your age or fitness level, interval training may be better for your overall health than longer sessions of slow, sustained exercise, according to some cardiologists at the Mayo Clinic. Watch Vivien Williams for Mayo Clinic’s Medical . . . → Read More: Interval Training May Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

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Lower Triglycerides by Simply Moving More

October 24, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Instead of taking medicine to lower triglycerides, most people, according to the Mayo Clinic, can lower their triglycerides number by simply moving more. Watch Stephen Kopecky, M.D. from the Mayo Clinic . . . → Read More: Lower Triglycerides by Simply Moving More

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Steps to Take to Avoid Diabetes

October 23, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Watch Dr. Raul Seballos from the Cleveland Clinic»

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Joint Health and Preventing Fractures

October 22, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

The number one cause of fractures in elderly people is falling. Low impact exercise like walking can improve balance and keep nerve receptors healthy. Watch Gary Calabrese Gary Calabrese, PT, director of Cleveland Clinic Sports Heath and Orthopaedic . . . → Read More: Joint Health and Preventing Fractures

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October is National Physical Therapy Month

October 18, 2011 Posted by Editor

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has declared October as “National Physical Therapy Month.” “Mobility is the key ingredient to aging successfully and remaining active and independent throughout our lives,” said R Scott Ward, PT, PhD, President of the . . . → Read More: October is National Physical Therapy Month

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One Way to Reduce Stress

October 16, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Walking can help you reduce stress, according to Dr. Michael McKee from the Cleveland Clinic. Among other benefits, he further states walking can help you sleep better and put things in better perspective. . . . → Read More: One Way to Reduce Stress

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September 29 is World Heart Day — One World, One Home, One Heart

September 26, 2011 Posted by Editor

September 29, 2011 marks the 11 year anniversary of celebrating World Heart Day, an international campaign created in 2000 by the World Heart Federation, a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, to increase public awareness about the threat of . . . → Read More: September 29 is World Heart Day — One World, One Home, One Heart

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HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years

September 14, 2011 Posted by Editor

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) yesterday announced a new “Million Hearts” campaign being launched by a public-private partnership of several government and private sector organizations, with the aim of preventing 1 million heart attacks and . . . → Read More: HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years

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No Drug as Good as Walking

September 12, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Four lifestyle choices (tobacco, unmanaged stress, physical inactivity, and poor food choices) account for why Americans spent last year over 16% of GDP (all goods and services we produce) on healthcare. Americans have twice the rate of all chronic . . . → Read More: No Drug as Good as Walking

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5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Incrementally Reduce Risk of Diabetes, Study Finds

September 7, 2011 Posted by Editor

A new study has found that each of five healthy lifestyle factors incrementally lowered one’s risk of getting diabetes by an additional 31% to 39% in a large 11-year study of approximately 207,000 men and women aged 50 to . . . → Read More: 5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Incrementally Reduce Risk of Diabetes, Study Finds

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Medicare Recommends Coverage of Seniors for Intense Obesity Counseling

September 3, 2011 Posted by Editor

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed Decision Memorandum on August 31, 2011, recommending that seniors who have Medicare Part A or Part B should be covered for an obesity screening, dietary assessment, and, . . . → Read More: Medicare Recommends Coverage of Seniors for Intense Obesity Counseling

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Find Walking Paths in Your Area Via StartWalkingNow, Campaign of American Heart Association

August 31, 2011 Posted by Editor

To help Americans build healthy lifestyles and incorporate walking exercise into their daily schedules, the American Heart Association has launched a StartWalkingNow campaign, via its website: interactive tool on the StartWalkingNow.org website or via an application that can be . . . → Read More: Find Walking Paths in Your Area Via StartWalkingNow, Campaign of American Heart Association

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Hope for the Middle-Aged Brain; Author Presents Science-Based Tips for a Sharper Brain

August 30, 2011 Posted by Editor

In her book, The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind, recently published in paperback, author Barbara Strauch, deputy science editor of The New York Times in charge of health and medical science, . . . → Read More: Hope for the Middle-Aged Brain; Author Presents Science-Based Tips for a Sharper Brain

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How Do People Lose Weight & What Can Be Done About the Obesity Epidemic?

August 28, 2011 Posted by Editor

In this second in a two-part series, HelpingYouCare™ reports on two new scientific papers published in The Lancet medical journal, which focus on solving the global obesity epidemic. One of these new studies clarifies our understanding of how people . . . → Read More: How Do People Lose Weight & What Can Be Done About the Obesity Epidemic?

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