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Keeping the Brain Young… with Exercise?

Keeping the Brain Young… with Exercise?

Generally speaking, people start to exercise for two reasons – to build up muscle mass, or to shed unwanted pounds. According to a 2016 study, physical activity might also prove useful for the minds of older adults. This research comes ...

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The Afternoon Grind

The Afternoon Grind

Keeping Your Energy Up Throughout the Day Regardless of your job or office environment, you’ve probably felt it. Oh sure, its symptoms might be minor at first – you start to yawn, you slouch a little bit and eyes get ...

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Avoiding Common Exercise Mistakes

Avoiding Common Exercise Mistakes

So, you decided to begin exercising regularly. Good choice, but be careful – many people begin exercising with the best of intentions, only to accidentally hurt or overwork themselves. In fact, there a number of common errors that exercise novices ...

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5 Ways to Improve Balance With Exercise

5 Ways to Improve Balance With Exercise

When the body is young, balance isn’t really much of a problem, and most people can easily avoid painful stumbles and falls. Unfortunately, Father Time often saps the body this ability, reducing our coordination and reaction speeds. On a positive ...

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Calming the Mind, Improving the Heart

Calming the Mind, Improving the Heart

Americans are well aware of the threat posed by heart-related health problems. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that heart disease claims 600,000 lives every year. This figure is made even more sobering by the ...

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Five Different Types of Meditation

Five Different Types of Meditation

When reading the other articles in this issue, you’ve no doubt come across several different kinds of meditation. Listed below are some succinct descriptions for some these meditative practices: Mindfulness Meditation  Mindfulness meditation emphasizes being cognizant of one’s surroundings. Furthermore, ...

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A Balanced Approach to Losing Love Handles

A Balanced Approach to Losing Love Handles

Despite their rather pleasant name, love handles have a very poor reputation, and for good reason. Not only are they displeasing to look at, but they are also notoriously hard to get rid of. Contrary to what you might think, ...

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