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This Valentine’s, Get in Shape with Heart Health Exercises

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The saying “the heart wants what the heart wants” expresses how our desires can rule over our rational considerations. But, especially as we age, in a literal sense, it’s clear what the heart wants – and needs – is exercise. Being physically active can help strengthen the heart, keep your weight under control, and ward off damage to the arteries caused by high cholesterol, high blood sugar...

Finding Success In Failed New Year’s Resolutions

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We don’t like to think about failure. We really want to believe that this is the year that we stick to our diet, get to the gym every day, or quit smoking. Each year, we make New Year’s resolutions with a renewed sense of hope. But if changing habits was easy, there would be no need to set resolutions. You’ll probably slip at some point – and that’s OK. Failures can be useful. We...

Ways to Build Better Balance

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Retirees and people approaching retirement can now put less focus on establishing a healthy work/life balance, and more focus on maintaining their physical balance. After all, balance is crucial to performing everyday activities from climbing the stairs to reaching for an item on a shelf at the supermarket. According to experts, along with cardio and some gentle strength training, exercises to...

Making Your Home Fall-Proof

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Falls are the #1 cause of injuries in older adults, resulting in more than 2.5 million emergency room visits and over 700,000 hospitalizations every year. And the place for the majority – 6 out of 10 – of these falls? Your own home. Accidents may happen, but there are ways to make your home as safe as possible for you and your loved ones and reduce your risk. Here are some tips: Clear...

Successful Retirement Starts with Working to Prevent Arthritis

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Debbie Smith looked forward to retirement. After years in the workforce and raising her children, she envisioned finally having the time to return to studying piano and maybe giving lessons on the side. But as her retirement approached, she began to feel pain in her hands. She frequently felt a stiffness in her fingers when she’d sit down to play. After a visit with her doctor, her concern was...

Your Retirement Potential and AMBA

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After spending a career in the workforce, retirees, at last, get more control over how and where they enjoy their time. There are many terrific potential things you can do with your time and energy in retirement. Retirement Potential You may already know the many benefits AMBA offers like vision and dental insurance and long term and whole life policies, but so much more. Here’s how you can get...

Failure to Plan Can Impact Your Retirement

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Common Retirement Mistakes One of the most common mistakes when it comes to financial planning in retirement is understanding the short-term costs of healthcare and the potential long-term expenses. One of the keys to a successful retirement is to be ready for potentially rapidly rising healthcare expenses. The first error is failing to recognize that Medicare has a number of gaps. These gaps may...

Your Feet Are Killing You Because You’re Killing Your Feet

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One of the best exercises is walking. It keeps muscles healthy and joints flexible, you can enjoy the outdoors, and, if you join a walking group, you can meet new friends with common interests. The average American walks between 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, which is approximately 1.5 to 2 miles. To find out how many steps you currently walk, your smartphone probably has a preinstalled...

Finding the Balance: The Keys To Successful Retirement

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For many of us, work has been the center of our lives for years. Everything else was secondary to giving work our all. Between working all week and focusing on family nights and weekends, you might have found little time to focus on yourself. Many people find little room for “Me Time”. Now, in retirement, many of us have to step back and figure out, “Now that I’m no longer working…what defines me...

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