Category: Motivation

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 »

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 »

How to find volunteer opportunities

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Volunteering is good for your community as well as your health, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the right opportunity. During the holidays, chances are abundant and people are more willing to give of their time. But don’t let the end of the season stop you from seeking those in need. You can find… Read more »

Cool trivia: 8 snow facts on the white stuff

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With winter fast approaching, snow storms have already made their appearance in many places across the United States and Canada. To prepare ourselves mentally for the cold, we did some research and found some really cool trivia you might like to know about snow. Is the “white stuff” really white? Nope. It’s translucent, meaning light doesn’t… Read more »