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You Can Teach an Old Body Fit Tricks

I've assumed that as I age, fitness gains won't come as easily. But according to some new research, my logic might be a little faulty.
Posted 4/28/2011  2:17:35 PM By: Jen Mueller : 43 comments   33,535 views
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Stay Injury Free After 40

Just because you're aging doesn't mean you have to suffer from more injuries. Learn how to stay strong and healthy at any age.
Posted 3/30/2011  6:07:47 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 21 comments   17,139 views
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Lifting Weights Isn't Just For the Young

New research is showing that adults who start a regular strength training program can help minimize muscle loss and increase independence as they age.
Posted 2/22/2011  5:51:33 AM By: Jen Mueller : 63 comments   28,891 views
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Walking Speed Could Indicate Life Expectancy

I'm a slow walker. I hope that's not bad news for me, because new research claims the walking speed of older adults could determine how long they live.
Posted 1/28/2011  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 77 comments   35,832 views
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Skip the Plastic Surgery-- All You Need is Floss!

You might be surprised at the benefits of regular flossing. Experts say that flossing can do more than plastic surgery to fight the effects of aging.
Posted 6/25/2010  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 111 comments   21,273 views
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Senior Playgrounds Offer New Exercise Options

Who says that playgrounds should be just for kids? London's Hyde Park area is set to open a new outdoor playground specifically geared toward older adults.
Posted 3/5/2010  10:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 115 comments   23,939 views
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A Younger Look May Mean Living Longer

Have you ever had someone ask your age, and then be shocked at your response? A new study reveals that looking younger may mean you live longer.
Posted 12/22/2009  1:42:33 PM By: Jen Mueller : 111 comments   24,482 views
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Caring for Your Aging Parents: How Do You Cope?

With life expectancy on the rise, the reality is, many of us will be caring for at least one aging parent within our lifetime.
Posted 11/14/2009  6:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 107,763 views
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Confession: Getting Older Really Stinks, but I Guess it Beats the Alternative

From the minute we are born, the aging process begins, but I refuse to go down without a fight.
Posted 9/23/2009  4:05:45 PM By: Nancy Howard : 434 comments   42,986 views
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