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5 Sneaky Reasons You Can’t Sleep

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Identifying the underlying problem is the first step toward a good night’s rest. By Cassie Shortsleeve Smartphones, caffeine, jet lag. Sometimes it’s easy to figure out why you’re staring at the ceiling at 2 a.m. But what if you’ve banned devices from the bedroom, sworn off caffeine after noon, and keep to a regular sleep… Read more »

8 Best Low-Impact Workouts for Older Adults

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Stay fit, strong, and injury-free with these exercise options. By Jim Shadbolt High-impact, gut-busting workouts may have been effective in your twenties, but exercising for long-term health and wellness means being kinder to your body. That’s not only true for the roughly 50 million Americans afflicted with some form of arthritis; it applies to everyone…. Read more »

17 Convincing Reasons to Exercise Today

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The benefits of being active go way beyond weight loss. Here’s exactly how your body and brain will change for the better. By Barbara Brody While there are plenty of people who really (truly!) love to exercise, you might not be one of them—and that’s okay. Many of us need a little extra push to… Read more »

Bounce Back from an Illness Faster: A 3-Step Plan

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Good nutrition is the key to a quicker recovery. By K. Aleisha Fetters The best way to come out of an illness feeling better than ever is to head into it with a foundation of good health. “When my 90-year-old grandfather had intestinal bleeding, he was in and out of the hospital in two days,”… Read more »

Everything you need to know about strength training

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Your guide to getting — and staying — strong through the years. By K. Aleisha Fetters If your workout doesn’t include strength training, you’re missing out. Strength training can ward off age-related muscle loss, keep your bones strong, promote mobility and function, prevent falls, and even help combat depression and cognitive decline. But if you… Read more »