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    50+: Live Better, Longer

    Features Related to Healthy Seniors

    1. Power-Packed Recipes for Maximum Nutrition

      Eating right is important no matter what age you are. You can feel better, have more energy, reduce the risk of disease and stay healthy by choosing nutrient-rich foods -- whatever your age. As you get older, eating well becomes more challenging. You need fewer calories and those calories need to be

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    2. 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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    3. How to Keep Your Bones Strong as You Age

      It's true that we lose bone as we age. Bone loss can cause osteoporosis, where bones can become so thin that they break. Fractures from osteoporosis are a leading cause of disability. The good news: Osteoporosis isn't a natural part of aging -- there’s plenty you can do to keep your bones strong and

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    4. Help a Loved One Eat Right

      It may take a little work to figure out what's keeping your loved one from eating, but once you do, you can help. Two experts -- Mary Fennell Lyles, MD, and geriatrics dietitian Dixie Yow, RD, offer these tips to make sure your loved one is getting the nutrition they need. "You have to investigate a

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    5. Eating to Control Diabetes and Blood Sugar

      What you eat -- and when you eat it -- can affect your blood sugar levels. These food tips, in addition to following your doctor’s advice, can help keep your blood sugar levels in check. "When you’ve spent a lifetime developing eating habits, you can't just flip a switch and change them overnight,"

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    6. Healthy Aging: What Can You Control?

      When it comes to aging, Bebe Shaw didn't hit the genetic lottery. Her mother died from congestive heart failure, her father of a heart condition. The younger of her two brothers had a heart attack at age 52, and her younger sister is on the verge of congestive heart failure. Shaw, 69, has high chole

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    7. The Secret to Healthy Aging

      Who doesn't wish for a fountain of youth? Magical youth-restoring springs exist only in legend, but science does point to a few simple, healthy habits that can help extend your life. Heather Whitson, MD, associate professor of medicine (geriatrics) at Duke University School of Medicine, shares the m

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    8. Leading Causes of Disability

      Your odds of becoming disabled before you retire are about 1 in 3. And some of the causes of disability might surprise you. Some conditions that cause people to miss work include: Arthritis Back pain Heart disease Cancer Depression Diabetes Here's a closer look at some of the most common disabling c

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    9. Improve Your Odds for a Long and Healthy Life

      You know the story: Somebody's 99-year-old aunt never exercised, smoked her whole life, and lived on a diet of red meat and ice cream. So why bother with healthy living, right? "For every one person who lives a long life of unhealthy choices, there are countless others who die prematurely because of

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    10. How to Ease the Financial Pain of Sports Injuries

      Playing sports is good for you in many ways. It's a great way to be active, connect with friends, ease stress, and enjoy your free time. Still, injuries can happen. If you've had a sports injury, here are five ways to minimize the impact on your wallet. Have you had a doctor check out your injury? T

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