May 28, 2014

Want to Stay Mobile? Take a Hike!


Or a walk around the block will do, too.

As people age, one of the things they most fear is that 150 minutes of brisk walking, plus light strength training at least two days per week is enough physical activity to keep older adults active and...

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May 27, 2014

Socializing for a Longer and Healthier Life


Whether it's graduating alongside our favorite classmates, celebrating weddings with our sorority sisters, or just enjoying a boisterous dinner party, some of the most important moments we experience are those we share with our friends.

As we get...

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May 16, 2014

Aging Gracefully


Barbara Walters, the most decorated woman in the history of journalism, is retiring at the age of 84.  She's not sick, nor tired, nor are her razor-sharp journalistic abilities diminished.  On Monday, May 19th, 2014, she will awaken without her...

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May 14, 2014

How to Prevent a Fall


Falling is a significantly higher risk for the elderly. Older people are more likely to fall for a variety of reasons, some of which are a natural, but unfortunate, consequence of the aging process. But many falls are preventable. And in the...

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May 5, 2014

Improving Life with a Walker


"Oh no!" she thought, "the doctor tells me I will need a walker."

Many people are dismayed when they learn they will require the assistance of a walker. They fear it robs them of their independence. But this thinking is backwards. A walker isn't a...

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