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A beginner’s guide to the gym

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Stepping into a health club for the first time can be a culture shock. Here’s how to get over it — and get the most out of your membership. I’ve seen the look a hundred times. An older woman, standing in the middle of the gym, looks down at the piece of paper on her… Read more »

This Simple Exercise Routine Can Prevent Mobility Problems

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You can even do it at home. Calling all couch potatoes: It’s time to dust off your sneakers. New research, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found that embracing regular activity is key to maintaining your independence well into your senior years. And that appears to be true even for people who… Read more »

The surprising connection between close friends and good health

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Buddies are strong medicine—no prescription required. Having close friends leads to many benefits. Sure, it’s great to have someone in your life who shares your love of rom-coms and is always willing to give you a sympathetic ear. But the benefits of friendship are even greater than you may have thought. Turns out, friends play an important role in your physical and… Read more »

The amazing health benefits of being nice

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Plus, 7 random acts of kindness you should commit this week With so much suffering in the world, it’s easy to feel helpless. But small acts of generosity can literally change lives, which is why “random acts of kindness” — or doing something nice for someone just because you can — now has its own… Read more »

SilverSneakers classes, from easiest to hardest

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You want to try SilverSneakers classes but aren’t sure which one is right for you. Let us tell you a little bit about each of the SilverSneakers signature and SilverSneakers BOOMTM classes and list them from lowest to highest intensity. SilverSneakers BOOM is shorter (only 30 minutes) and designed for the more-active older adult, but all SilverSneakers… Read more »