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    50+: Live Better, Longer

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    1. Fitness for Life

      Get active. It's one of the best things you can do for yourself. "Exercise is an antidote to aging," says Barry A. Franklin, PhD, director of the cardiac rehabilitation and exercise labs at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. A well-rounded routine, as part of a healthy lifestyle, may help you avoid

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Dieting After 60: 4 Things You Need to Know

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

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    6. 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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    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. Good Foods for Eye Health

      Carrots may be the food best known for helping your eyes. But other foods and their nutrients may be more important for keeping your eyesight keen as you age. Vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids all play a role in eye health. They can help prevent cataracts, clouding

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    10. Myths About Exercise and Older Adults

      Have you given up on exercise? A lot of older people do -- just one out of four people between the ages of 65 and 74 exercises regularly. Many people assume that they're too out-of-shape, or sick, or tired, or just plain old to exercise. They're wrong. "Exercise is almost always good for people of a

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