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Over 60? Here’s Why You Should Still Work Out

If you’re over 60, you might think you need to slow down a bit in your daily life. While you might get to slow down in some aspects of your life, one area where you need to stay active remains your level of physical activity. Individuals over the age of 60 need to either start…

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Our Cholesterol Levels Are Decreasing: What Does It Mean

The cholesterol levels of average Americans are decreasing. This raises the question of whether that means Americans now have better heart health? It’s a complex question to which there’s no simple answer. Cholesterol is actually vital for human existence. However, high cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for America’s leading cause of death,…

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Don’t Like Vegetables? It May Be Genetic

The Dislike for Vegetables If an individual does not like the taste of vegetables, it may be due to their genes. Genes can make the taste of vegetables seem bitter for certain individuals. The taste gene is real and can impact the way different people taste certain flavors. As people get older, there is a decrease…

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How to Stimulate Appetite

It’s safe to say that most people have problems controlling their appetite especially with the not-so-healthy foods such as cookies, cakes, donuts, candy and all the other processed carbs that are on the grocery shelves and served in fast-food restaurants. They taste so good, but they are extremely low nutritional value, so they don’t add…

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8 Techniques to Help Improve Your Memory

As we age, it’s possible we’ll experience some memory loss. However, you could have suffered a tragic accident and struggle to remember simple things. Whatever the case, there are ways to get your memory back in working order. Try these eight techniques to help improve your memory. 1. Exercise Exercise is known to clear our minds and…

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People With Higher Optimism More Likely to Live ‘Exceptionally Long Lives’

While most of us would admit that optimistic people are happier, now there is even more good news for the “glass is half full” crowd. ScienceDaily reports that a study conducted over decades links an optimistic outlook with living longer. In fact, findings indicate that optimistic people are more likely to live to age 85…

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Do Antibiotics Raise the Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN), more than 1.3 million Americans are affected with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). They also report that women are up to three times more likely to be diagnosed with RA than men, and may also encounter it at an earlier age. Genetics, environment, and lifestyle have often been associated…

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More and More Seniors are Binge Drinking

When binge drinking is mentioned, immediately, people start chuckling and assume it’s an issue that centers around most commonly teens and young adults “getting wasted.” While it’s true that this unhealthy form of alcohol consumption mainly affects those from the age of 18 to 34 years, binge drinking is now skyrocketing among seniors. Troubling new…

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States Struggle To Plug Holes In Senior Health Care As Boomers Retire

The Retirement of the Baby Boomers There are currently 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day. By the year 2020, the costs for Medicaid and Medicare will have more than doubled. When a 65-year-old couple retires, their out-of-pocket health care costs excluding rehabilitation and long-term nursing care will be $275,000. The odds of paying for these costs…

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Senior Health Risk: Loneliness

A whopping one-third of senior adults report feeling lonely regularly, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). By the year 2060, a full 23 percent of adults in the United States will be 65 years of age or older. To this point, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) further highlights how life expectancy continues to increase.…

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