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  1. How Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

    Do you need to change what and how you eat in your 50s, 60s, and beyond? Yes, though maybe not in ways you might think. You need fewer calories every decade, says Connie Bales, PhD, RD, associate director of the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center at Durham VA Medical Center. "We move

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  2. How to Eat as You Age

    Eating well helps keep your body strong, your mind sharp, and your energy level up as you age. So put these five types of foods on your grocery list. "The darker the red, the deeper the green, the more yellow, the more orange -- they're the foods that have function," says Diane Stadler, PhD, RD, a r

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  3. 6 Low-Impact Exercises as You Age

    As you age, it's a good idea to downshift from high-impact exercises. All that pounding needs to give way to something that's more in line with what your body needs now. Add these six low-impact moves to your exercise routine. They come from Jacque Ratliff, exercise physiologist and education specia

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  4. Dieting After 60: 4 Things You Need to Know

    Keeping a healthy weight is a worthwhile goal at any age. And as you get older, it can get trickier. You might not be burning calories the way you did when you were younger, but you can still take off the extra pounds. The golden rules of weight loss still apply: Burn more calories than you eat or d

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  5. 6 Yoga Poses That Age Well

    You can do yoga at any age -- really! It's just a matter of picking what type of yoga you do and working within your abilities. It might even help you age better, keeping you flexible and building strength through low-impact moves. “We lose about a half-pound of muscle per year for each year we’re n

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  6. Best Foods for Your Anti-Aging Diet

    From your brain to your bones, what you eat matters. So help yourself to some age-defying foods. "What you eat makes a huge difference in how you age and how you feel," dietitian Manuel Villacorta says. "Even your skin will stay younger-looking if you eat right," says Allison T. Pontius, MD, an expe

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  7. Genes vs. Lifestyle: What Matters Most for Health?

    Even if a condition like heart disease runs in your family, you can do a lot to break that pattern. Your choices and lifestyle make a big difference. Some genes lead to disease. "But for most people, a healthy lifestyle trumps inherited risk," says cardiologist Donald Lloyd-Jones. With heart disease

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  8. 4 Steps to Severe Hearing Loss Treatment

    When I was a kid, phone conversations with my grandmother went something like this: "Hello?" "Hi, Grandma. It's me, Stephanie!" (Pause) "Hello?" (Louder) "Hi, Grandma!" "Hello?" (Shouting) "HI, GRANDMA!!!" Click. At family gatherings, my relatives got so tired of repeating themselves that they left

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  9. Overcoming the Emotional Toll of Hearing Loss

    Being diagnosed with hearing loss, or learning that your child is hearing-impaired, isn't easy. You may feel a range of emotions, from shock to anger to sadness. Here are tips that can help you face these feelings. Most parents don't know much about hearing loss. Learning that your child is hearing-

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  10. Hearing Loss: Tips to Improve Communication

    If you are living with hearing loss, there are things you can do to communicate better with others. Some lifestyle changes can improve your ability to hear, says Lisa Hamlin, director of policy for the Hearing Loss Association of America. Here are a few tips that may help. By looking at people direc

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