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Pickleball is Trending with Seniors and Everyone Else Too

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Pickleball is Trending with Seniors and Everyone Else Too

In his mid-fifties, my lawyer, Steve, had a heart attack that "scared the life into him", as he said. He realized lying in the hospital that the stress of arguing with people about huge sums of money all day was literally going to kill him. It nearly had. So, he ditched it all and moved with his wife into a retirement village planning to do absolutely nothing. Which he did, for about a month. But Steve was not designed for idleness and soon he was back on the attack and back on defense, having discovered another court in which to...

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Does the Feldenkrais Method Really Work?

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Does the Feldenkrais Method Really Work?

Have you ever felt sick before a big presentation or a job interview? There’s little doubt that there’s an almost direct mind body connection. We don’t fully understand how the brain can affect the body. Moshé Feldenkrais sought to improve this connection and developed the Feldenkrais Method in the 1950’s. The Feldenkrais Method involves working with the nervous system through a series of over 1,000 movements intended to improve the mind body connection. The goal is to repair broken connections between your brain and your body through repetitive motions intended to train the brain. The Feldenkrais Method was designed to...

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Avoiding Isolation as We Age

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Avoiding Isolation as We Age

Oprah Winfrey interviewed over 30,000 people in her career and found one common trait among them all – everyone just wants to know that they matter.  But as we age, this becomes more difficult. We are no longer caretakers, mentors, bosses, employees or, often, spouses. We move away from the big families, the bustling workplaces and the intimate relationships of youth.  Often, we become socially isolated.  According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 28% of older adults, totaling 13.8 million people, live alone.  And this isolation takes a toll on us.  Social isolation has been proven to have...

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Top Five Sports Recommended for People Over 50

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Top Five Sports Recommended for People Over 50

We are on the verge of a demographic revolution as the number of people over 50 will double over the next 35 years. By 2020 over 36 percent of the population in the United States will be over 50 years old. People are living longer and staying fit after 50 is a big part of extending longevity. Aging is simply the process of losing cells as you grow older and your cells stop dividing like they used to. Regular exercise strengthens your muscles and joints and can slow the aging process down by up to 10 percent each year. What...

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Medications and Vitamins That Can Cause The Thinning of Your Skin

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Medications and Vitamins That Can Cause The Thinning of Your Skin

By: Firdos Shaikh The skin all over your body is made up of 3 major layers: epidermis, the outermost layer, dermis, the one in between, and hypodermis, the innermost layer. Thinning of skin occurs when the epidermis and the dermis start losing their blood vessels giving an appearance of a transparent or flattening skin. In addition to that, the skin on your face is already 10x more delicate and sensitive than that on the rest of your body. Thinning of skin is influenced by a wide range of factors such as genetics, diet, lifestyle, and medications. Here are a 7...

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