Sunday, December 10, 2017

Lifetimes

Alone for the holidays? There are plenty of ways to find joy

Alone for the holidays? There are plenty of ways to find joy

The words in the Craigslist ad are heartbreaking. "Do you know anyone out there that goes years and years being alone for the holidays?" it reads. "No family. No traditions. No one to eat dinner with. "If you are willing to open up your home to a per...
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At 107, hard work, loving family and lots of milk are retired milkman’s keys to long life

At 107, hard work, loving family and lots of milk are retired milkman’s keys to long life

HUDSON — The oldest resident at Atria Windsor Woods just happens to be one of its newest arrivals.When he was 104, Lloyd Klement still drove his car and exercised at local gyms. And until just a few weeks ago, he still lived in his Port Richey home.N...
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New shingles vaccine touted as a breakthrough for older adults

New shingles vaccine touted as a breakthrough for older adults

Medical researchers and government health policymakers, a cautious lot, normally take pains to keep expectations modest when they’re discussing some new finding or treatment.They warn about studies’ limitations. They point out what isn’t known. They ...
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Study: Mental quickness exercises can lower risk of dementia

Study: Mental quickness exercises can lower risk of dementia

Where did I leave my keys?As we age, it can take longer to answer a question like that.Humans begin to lose cognitive ability at age 25. Dementia, or the decline of memory most commonly seen in aging adults, takes hold early on and is gradual, but ac...
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Make fitness part of your routine

Make fitness part of your routine

Have you tried exercising many, many times, only to find it difficult to stick with the program? You just can’t seem to get the motivation to make it a routine habit? Well, you’re not alone. Research has found that about 50 percent of people who star...
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Senior Games standout is still running, jumping, shot put-ting at 82

Senior Games standout is still running, jumping, shot put-ting at 82

TAMPAStandout athlete Doris Prokopi, age 82, who competed in shot put, discus, 400-meter dash, long jump and about 15 other events during last month’s Tampa Bay Senior Games, has dozens of medals to show for her efforts."I’ve got so many, I give them...
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‘Tooth squeeze’ can make holiday travel a real pain

‘Tooth squeeze’ can make holiday travel a real pain

An old dental filling or infrequent visits to your dentist could lead to a painful interruption of your holiday plans.According to dentists in the United Kingdom and the United States, a tiny air bubble around a deteriorating filling, cracked tooth o...
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Laughter really is good medicine

Laughter really is good medicine

When it comes to reducing stress and even improving the immune system, laughter is right up there with exercise and good nutrition. Seems like laughter was a natural occurrence when we were kids, but then we grew up, and life got more serious.To quot...
Updated: 2 months ago
16-week EnhanceFitness program helps with balance, strength, arthritis

16-week EnhanceFitness program helps with balance, strength, arthritis

EnhanceFitness classes offered at local YMCAs bring many benefits, particularly for people with arthritis.
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The case for compound exercise

The case for compound exercise

Compound exercise versus isolation exercise? You may wonder which is a better option for gaining strength. They both have a place in building strength, but in different ways, depending on your goals. The trend today tends to lean toward functional fi...
Updated: 3 months ago