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The benefits of walking include disease prevention and protecting your pocket book

I attended a Memory Wellness program this week.  The conversation was about the benefits of programs for Alzheimer’s patients.  I’ll write more about that next week.  However, one of the things that really stood out for me was how much of an improvement researchers found in Alzheimer’s patients when they participated in an exercise program, particularly when the exercise included walking. 

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Practical Ways to Reduce Weight and Increase Mobility

It is true at any stage of life, but particularly true in the later stages of life – mobility is decreased by excess weight. The issues can become so serious that if the weight is not dropped it can be the tipping point between aging at home or institutional care. The good news is that, for the vast majority of people, this can be resolved not by dieting, but by a practical, common sense lifestyle changes. This information is uncomplicated and easy to understand, but it will take some effort to drop the weight and increase your health.

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5 myths about exercising for older adults

Have you eliminated your movement-based activities and replaced them with sitting-based activities?  In a recent survey, 65 percent of seniors admitted that they had two or more chronic conditions but the survey found that seniors are often apathetic about doing something to improve their health.  

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Sitting Can Be A Real "Drag"

Smoking cigarettes is the cause of so much preventable, deadly disease. But now new research shows sitting for long stretches of time may be just as dangerous. Could there be another kind of “butt” linked to increased risk of dementia???  Check out the full story at CBS Health Watch  here…

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