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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...

28 Ways to Make February Fun and Festive

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With only 28 days, February may be the shortest month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to make February your most enjoyable month. There’s a lot going on in February and lots you can do to make the most of the month ahead. February: 28 Days and 28 Ways Enjoy the winter wonderland: bundle up and head outside to the nearest nature trail to take in the snowy scenery and peaceful...

Want to Boost Your Memory? Take A Trip Down Memory Lane.

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When you hear things like “Etch-A-Sketch”, “Roller Disco”, “8-Track Tapes”, “Panavision” you may break out into a fond smile. Being reminded of past enjoyments can unlock memories and fond stories to go along with them. If you’ve ever taken a trip to the old neighborhood where you grew up, you may have been overwhelmed with the number of memories that came rushing back. Returning to familiar...

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...

Lace Up Those Sneakers and Get Out Those Sweatbands: National Senior Health and Fitness Day is Coming!

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day is observed every year on the last Wednesday in May. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn about the importance of remaining active as well as the activities that will benefit you most and that you will most enjoy. This year, May 26, you can participate in activities with others across the country for this national observance. The benefits from...

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...

All The Right Friends: Your Association Has Your Back

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Did you know there’s a group of people with a similar background to you who are eager to have you join them (if you haven’t already)?  When you join your association, you join a group of peers who are looking forward as much as you are to enjoying events together. Whether you’re an active worker or retired, whether your membership has lapsed or you’re considering joining for the first time...

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...

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