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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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Seasonal Health
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How to Prevent Winter Falls

5 Ways to Avoid Winter Falls Wear the right footwear. Shoes with rubber soles and good tread provide better traction than leather or plastic soles. When walking on slippery surfaces, bend your body slightly forward and take shorter strides. Allow extra time to get to your destination. Avoid rushi...

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Seasonal Health
Smoking

It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Why quit now? Many older adults who have smoked for years think stopping now won’t do any good. But that’s not true. Many health problems caused by smoking can be even more serious for seniors. As soon as you stop smoking your body begins to recover. Quitting at any age will improve your health...

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Exercise

Stay Active: Make an Exercise Plan That's Right for You

Why it's 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 depression Improve your m...

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How Can You Prevent Kidney Disease?

Kidney disease means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood properly. While kidney disease can develop at any time, it is more common in those over the age of 60. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 38% of adults 65 or older are affected by kidney disease.

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How Can You Prevent Kidney Disease?

Kidney disease means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood properly. While kidney disease can develop at any time, it is more common in those over the age of 60. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 38% of adults 65 or older are affected by kidney disease.

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Your Guide to Weight Loss Over 60

Weight loss basics The basics of weight loss are the same at any age – burn more calories than you consume and eat a healthy diet with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and leaner cuts of meat. But as you age your metabolism slows down making it difficult to lose unwanted weight. In ad...

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Age Well

How to Age Well

Healthy aging is about making smart choices as you get older and committing to a healthy lifestyle. The good news is - it’s never too late to start!

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Are You Doing These 5 Things 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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Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

What is diabetes? Diabetes is when your blood glucose or 'blood sugar' is too high. Your body turns most food into glucose or sugar, to use for energy. Your pancreas makes insulin to help glu­cose get into your cells. With diabetes, your body doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insuli...

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