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Strengthening Resistance Bands – Senior Planet

The older adult population benefits more from exercise than any other age group. As you age and become less active, muscle mass and bone density deteriorate. This leads to a lack of strength and self-confidence in our body, which can lead to disturbances in the gait, in the posture, in the mobility and in other daily functions. We often attribute …

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Thriving despite chronic pain – Senior Planet

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, COPD, heart disease, anxiety, multiple sclerosis (among others) require ongoing medical treatment and challenges. It's so easy to feel overwhelmed and depressed, and that can cost a lot of relationships and careers. It's natural – and difficult! – Fight feelings of self-pity and resentment when you first hear of a chronic condition. Life becomes undeniably …

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traveling alone? No problem! – Elder planet

Did you dream of a journey somewhere but no one to walk with … so you end up staying home? They not only miss something but are also lonely. There is good news: today it is easier than ever to travel around the world as a single woman (or man) and find friendly companions to eat and share stories with. …

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Back to school … voluntarily – Senior Planet

Gwen Garvey can not wait for the school to begin. She does not know how many courses she will attend or which topics she will study, but she still can not wait. Once the catalog comes out, it will decide. And if the story repeats, she'll probably take several courses. Garvey, 75, lives in Beaufort, South Carolina, and she is …

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It's Labor Day. Fight for your rights.

It's Labor Day, so you'll hear a lot about the recipes, sales, and the weather – especially if Dorian has Florida in her sights. But with its roots in 19th century labor movements, Labor Day is a good time to remember that workers over 65 – the fastest growing segment of the workforce – are often victims of age discrimination …

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Want a longevity diet? Go Blue.

The longer you live, the healthier you will probably be in your last period of life. This is one of Dan Buettner's messages in his popular TED lectures and books and a compelling one. We may not want to be a hundred years old, but we all want to be independent and active while we are still alive. So, what's …

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Five body parts that nobody tells you to train

Regardless of how much you walk, exercise, and lift weights, you may not be able to do enough to avoid some of the problems that can arise in old age – problems such as hunched shoulders, shuffling feet, and weak hands. [19659002] Exercising large muscle groups and performing cardiorespiratory exercises is not the small muscles we need to do everyday …

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Retro suits your home – Senior Planet

You can plan aging at your own discretion and mitigate the aging process without losing your personal freedom or independence. D The Boomer generation is the first to have easily accessible tools to help age smart strategies and save tens of thousands a year as part of a cared-for life through on-the-spot safe aging. The latest technologies such as robots, …

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