EnLIGHTen Your Run: 5 Reasons to Hit the Pavement at 50 and Beyond
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EnLIGHTen Your Run: 5 Reasons to Hit the Pavement at 50 and Beyond

There may be plenty of voices telling you that you shouldn’t be running so strenuously, that advancing age means you must slow down. Maybe they’re telling you horror stories of broken bones and heart attacks. Look at so-and-so, they say. She didn’t stop, and now she needs a knee replacement!”  But rest assured (or

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Diet Changes That Boost Mental and Emotional Wellness
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Erin Chamerlik

Diet Changes That Boost Mental and Emotional Wellness

Depression, mental wellness is one of the most prevalent and costly medical conditions in the world. There is research to prove and support what forward-thinking health practitioners are teaching – we can end depression and anxiety without medication. Whole-body wellness begins with nutrition. It is well known that there is a

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Lady Ridley-Tree – A Gracious Lady Lends Her Support

By Bonnie Carroll— Ridley-Tree Cancer Center ‘In the Community, For the Community, By the Community’ Over the years I have gone to the Cancer Center on Pueblo Street to cover stories on the exhibition of the artworks done by patients at the center. It has always been home to a

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Walk Right in to a Healthier Lifestyle

By Michele Stanten— Being active isn’t as daunting as it seems. You don’t have to train for a marathon or nurse blisters from lifting weights to live a healthier lifestyle. In fact, you might not even have to break a sweat.  As the fitness consultant for Tivity Health’s SilverSneakers program,

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How to Help Calm a Stressed and Scattered Mind
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How to Help Calm a Stressed & Scattered Mind

As a busy woman with plenty on your plate, you like many women may feel proud of your ability to multitask and stay on top of things, but lately you have felt stressed and unable to focus.  Fortunately, there are a number of things that you can do to calm

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Why We Get More UTIs as We Age, and What Can We Do About It

By Jenna Ryan– What factors put you at greater risk, and what can you do to prevent UTIs as you age?  As we grow older, our risk of developing UTIs increases. Some of this risk increases gradually as we age, and some develops more quickly as we hit menopause. What

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3 Unexpected Health Risks Faced by Seniors
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3 Unexpected Health Risks Faced by Seniors

Want a quick glance at life beyond 50? Your metabolism changes. You might not be able to eat the same things you once could. You might tire more easily, and it might take you longer to shake certain sicknesses. Need some cheering up? A little care and planning can help

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Writing to Preserve and Revive Memory

By Beth N. Carvin – If you’re old enough to remember the John F. Kennedy assassination or the Cuban missile crisis, you’re probably realizing that your memory isn’t what it used to be. Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control has reported that one in eight Americans over the age of

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Mosquito Repellent Has Become a Summer Essential

By Pauline Okeeffe— Picnics and parties on the patio; that is what summer is all about! But first slather on sun screen and then what about all those biting bugs? What is the best way to keep them at bay? Perhaps a citronella candle will do the trick—or will it? How

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Which Sleeping Positions Are Best and Worst For Your Health?

By Penny Carter— We all tend to sleep in the position we find most comfortable. There’s nothing wrong with that. But are you aware of the ways different sleeping positions can effect your health? The thing is, some people are unsuited to certain sleeping positions and these should be avoided.

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Elimination diet
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Erin Chamerlik

The Surprising Power of a Nutrient-Dense Diet

My friend Ann was taking pain medication daily for chronic headaches. She had seen a chiropractor, acupuncturist, physical therapist and medical doctor but could not get relief. In addition to headaches, Ann was diagnosed with eczema and fibromyalgia. She suffered from anxiety, depression, muscle aches, joint pain, fatigue, and had

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Anti-Aging Supplements: Claims Against Reality

By Caitlin Evans— The quest for the Fountain of Youth – it’s a tale as old as humanity itself. But, living and aging in the modern day, we’re not after myths and poetic tales. We rely on the amazing breakthroughs of science and technology to help us understand the process

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Stress Management: What You Need to Know

By Relax Like A Boss— In today’s world, we’re all affected by stress. But why do we feel stressed? And what can we do to reduce it? In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about stress – and what you’re about to learn might surprise you! 1. What

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The Rise of Suicides Among Older Adults
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The Rise of Suicides Among Older Adults

It’s not uncommon for news stories to be filled with tragedies, but recent stories have brought to light an alarming trend: the rise of suicides among older adults. Sadly this past week both fashion designer Kate Spade and chef-turned-TV host Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. Spade and Bourdain are individuals who

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Thyroid
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Why Thyroid Sufferers May Feel Better in the Summer

Did you know that there is a close connection between Vitamin D levels and your thyroid function? One of the most effective sources of Vitamin D is sunlight and during the summer months, the sun is shining stronger and for longer throughout the day. The longer days of sunlight leaves

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Active Body, Active Mind! Exercise and Dementia prevention

We know that there are many activities which purport to reduce the risk of developing dementia, but how effective is exercise and dementia prevention? Through a review of a collection of studies published in the journal Neurology, there were two general forms of exercise which stood out. The review outlined

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Tips for Boosting Your Blood Circulation
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Tips for Boosting Your Blood Circulation

No matter your age, having a healthy blood circulation is essential to your overall health, but it’s especially vital for older individuals. Proper blood flow keeps your skin looking revitalized, ensures your brain and organs receive the oxygen they need to function properly, keeps you from needing the help of

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How to find relief for Arthritis the natural way
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How to Find Relief for Arthritis the Natural Way

By Amelia Hilary Marks – Arthritis solutions – less pain more mobility  Arthritis is typically characterised by chronic joint pain, inflammation and stiffness, causing lack of mobility and making life both limiting and frustrating. Although these symptoms are generally grouped together under the heading of Arthritis, there are actually more

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