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Stay Active: Exercise for Older Adults

Why exercise for older adults is so important Exercise benefits every area of your life and can help you: Maintain and improve physical strength Stay independent as you age Manage and prevent some diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, breast and colon cancer Reduce feelings of...

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prevent heart disease

5 Ways To Prevent Heart Disease

What is Heart Disease? Heart disease is a term (often used interchangeably with cardiovascular disease) used to describe a variety of heart conditions. Some of the most common include heart attack, stroke, abnormal heart beats (heart arrhythmias), and heart defects (congenital heart defects). Heart...

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breast cancer awareness

Why breast cancer awareness is important for women—and men

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and although it is rare in men, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. The good news is that the chance for successful treatment is greater when cancer is found early. Just a few preventive steps can make a big difference.

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easy ways to prevent falls

Four Easy Ways to Prevent Falls

Many people think falling is just a concern for the frail. But all adults need to take precautions to prevent falls. As you age balance decreases, making falls a major health risk—no matter how young or fit you feel.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, falling is the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults.

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Exercise your mind.

Your Mind Needs Exercise Too!

Just as you can exercise your muscles, you can also exercise your memory, attention, and more. As with physical exercise, brain exercise can help you improve your performance and feel your best. Memory fitness programs help improve attention, memory, brain speed, people skills, and intelligence.

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Osteoporosis and How to Keep Your Bones Healthy

How it happens To keep bones strong, your body breaks down old bone and replaces it with new bone tissue. As people age, more bone may be broken down than is replaced. Who it affects The risk of osteoporosis grows as you get older. At the time of menopause, women may lose bone quickly for several...

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