health

Post image for Tips to a Healthier Aging You

As we grow older, many things change, but how we handle these changes is what best defines our true vitality. Healthy aging is about much more than physical health, it’s about maintaining your sense of purpose and your zest for life. Learning to age healthily can help you live with meaning and joy throughout your [...]

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Post image for Aging Eyes Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes and Cancer

Memory loss, we think it’s just another part of getting old, but science is beginning to disagree. In a fascinating new research study, a team of scientists are setting out to explore the idea that the gradual yellowing and narrowing of the pupil some experience with age may have a direct link to memory loss, [...]

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Post image for The KAA-boomer Quandary: Juggling Caregiving and Work

A 2009 study by Investors Group found that one-third of Canadian KAA-boomers spend either time or money looking after their aging parents. Many of those boomers also work full time and that can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion that causes both caregiving and career to suffer. Careers suffer because caregiving responsibilities often interfere with [...]

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Post image for Let the Sunshine in: The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Want to strengthen your bones, thwart certain cancers, avoid multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders, fight infection and live longer? Then let some sunshine into your life! An explosion of recent research has found that vitamin D, produced naturally by your body through exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, could greatly improve the quality – [...]

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Post image for Staying active past 50: summer activities for KAA-Boomers

Summer is here and your plans to shape up can be delayed no longer. But no worries. The warm weather will draw you outside, so you no longer have any excuses not to be more active!  The following four activities can be enjoyed at any level of fitness or age range. So get out there [...]

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Post image for Creating an Exercise Routine That Fits Your Lifestyle

Exercise Some people thrive on it. Others cringe at the mere word. Then there are those of us who tolerate it so we can have our pie a la mode without too much guilt. Regardless of how we feel about it, it has to be a part of our daily life. So why — even [...]

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High cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease and stroke

Watch those fats! For years we’ve been hearing about cholesterol and fat – “good” cholesterol, “bad” cholesterol, the dangers of high cholesterol. LDL, HDL, saturated fats, trans fats and monosaturated fats. And for most of us, it’s all enough to make our heads – and stomachs — spin. What exactly is cholesterol and why is [...]

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