Archives for Healthy Living

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Preventing Osteoporosis

You probably do not spend too much time thinking about your bones—but maybe you should! After all, your bones are the foundation of your body, and it is important to take proper care of them.  Just like the rest of our body, our bones change with age.  By middle age (some say as early as ...
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Genetics versus lifestyle

Did you know that longevity is based one-quarter on genetics and three-quarters on behavior and lifestyle?   That’s right, so no matter how bad your gene pool is, there is hope! Here is how it works.  You are born with a specific set of genes. that you cannot change,  but, which specific gene gets turned on or ...
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I’m Declaring War on Mosquitoes!

Tis' the Season to be Itchy! Is it just me or everytime you sit outside do 3,000 mosquito's swarm you and the next day you wake up with the worst itch ever? I decided to see WHAT exactly attracted mosquito's and I found some obviously evident things, and some very random facts that I hope will help you all in your quest to stay mosquitoe free!
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The Doubts of a Yogi

All in All, the benefits of yoga are vast and long lasting. My mother swears by it, and I believe in it to after years of skepticism, I just believe in finding the right place with the right values that don’t overcharge you and treat yoga as a fad. I believe you have to genuinely be in a right place to enjoy this beautiful practice, and that most people are using the fad of yoga as a money-maker, and not concentrating on the real focus of the practice.
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Blue Zones: Are we living in the Danger Zone?

Blue Zones were introduced to the world by New York Times best seller Dan Buettner. A Blue Zone is a place in the world where the people commonly live past the age of 100 years old. Scientists and demographers have classified these longevity hot-spots by having common healthy traits and life practices that result in a higher-than-normal longevity. There are five Blue Zones identified by Buettner...
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Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

Today I had a meeting with my assistant and my daughter, and we discussed the topic “Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks”. Are we physically incapable of learning something new, or as we age does it just get to the point where we don’t want to. We’re so set in our ways and routine that learning new things is so out of our realm.
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Summer of Calories

Summer is that time of year when you can get away with showing off your body, whether it be at the pool, cottage or strolling along the city streets. The best part of it is that the weather permits you to walk and exercise outdoors, leaving many people excited about the possibility summer brings for weight loss and getting in shape.
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Healthy Breakfast Choices

Touted as the most important meal of the day, breakfast stands true to its value and importance in healthy aging and living. How about this for a wake-up: Recent research indicates eating a healthy breakfast may help you lose weight, perform better at work, and lower your risk of heart disease and obesity. Healthy breakfast ...
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