Top 10 Fittest Cities in the U.S. for Boomers

Although spring may feel like a long way off with the winter we’ve had this year, some people may be already looking forward to getting out and exercising. For boomers and seniors over 50, it takes even more activity to ...

 
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Too Much Sitting Linked to Disability in Adults 60 or Older

Most of us are aware that being too sedentary isn’t healthy. Not long ago, it was dubbed “the sitting disease,” due to research that long periods of time sitting is associated with the onset of diseases such as diabetes, ...

 
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If You Want To Age Better, Be Happy

It makes sense that happier people with a positive world view would have longer, more fulfilling lives. Several recent studies have demonstrated various happy/healthy connections, such as happier marriages translating to better physical health for the partners.

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Can’t Stomach the News? Tune in to “Growing Bolder” Instead

For those who are still able to watch the news without having to change the channel out of sadness or disgust, I salute you. For the rest of us, the daily dose of real-life crime and horror stories can be ...

 
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Move It: Exercise Program Reduces Senior Falls

One of the major reasons seniors become less active is fear of falling. The CDC reports that among adults age 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury death and most common cause of hospital admissions for trauma. But ...

 
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Sprint into Spring in Senior Living

Warmer weather has a way of making us want to get out and move. Residents of senior living communities are no different, and fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to stay active there -- both indoors and indoors. Most communities ...

 
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What Are 55+ Communities All About?

One of the newer options to join the senior housing spectrum are 55+ communities, also known as active adult communities. Though the boomers and seniors who choose this type of community live independently, this type of setting is still different from ...

 
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5 Little Known Facts About Independent Living

Wondering what independent living is all about? Check out these little known facts about this category of senior housing:

1. Independent living is a great choice for active seniors. Besides offering a packed social calendar, most communities have fitness centers with ...

 
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Health and Fitness Opportunities in Senior Living

Tai chi. Zumba. Synchronized swimming. Yoga. Just because you’re in a senior living community doesn’t mean chair exercises are the only way to stay active and fit. The type of group exercise programs and personal fitness opportunities available ...

 
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How to… Keep Your Brain Sharp (No Matter What Your Age)

There isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s (yet), but the research seems to be getting closer. In the meantime, here’s how to protect and nurture that so-called gray matter. Bear in mind: you don’t have to be ...

 
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