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Ways for Seniors to 'Age in Place' Safely and Independently

August 2nd, 2013

When they retire, most American senior citizens choose to stay within their own communities rather than move to a place with a warmer climate. Less than 5 percent of American seniors age 65 and older reside in a nursing home, according to AgingWithGrace.com.That means the vast majority of elderly citizens have chosen to "age in place," which is living...

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Health Benefits of Music

August 2nd, 2013

Music is a common tool for people who are feeling stressed and want to relax or to get excited for a workout, but it may have additional health benefits as well. For those who play music or who are just fans, music can have many positive effects.Relaxation Music helps many people calm down when feeling stressed. It's common for relaxing music to be played in...

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Staying Fit by Walking

August 1st, 2013

One of the easiest ways to exercise is by walking. It's easy to incorporate into your daily routine and offers a great low-impact exercise for those recovering from surgery or injury. Even those who are already in shape stand to gain something from adding walking to their repertoire. Read more for some tips on how to stay in shape by walking. Why walk? Walking is...

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Why Berries May Be the Next Superfood

August 1st, 2013

From building resistance to clogged arteries that contribute to heart attacks to reducing inflammation that leads to arthritis, berries may be among the healthiest foods that nature has to offer.Berries have long been high on the list of foods with antioxidants, but their broader range of disease-fighting power hasn't been widely known until recent studies began...

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Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain

August 1st, 2013

Arthritis pain can be a hindrance to many daily activities, but there are some methods to help curb the discomfort from home. These tips may help get you moving again.Hot and cold packs Using ice packs or other cold compresses can help temporarily reduce the pain of an arthritis flare-up, according to WebMD. Applying a cold surface to the arthritis-affected area for 15 to...

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How to Get the Most Health Information During a Doctor's Visit

July 31st, 2013

Asking the right questions during your next doctor's visit could make a big difference in your healthcare. From medications to follow-up procedures, the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality suggests that patients ask a number of questions that help them become proactive in managing their medical needs.Be prepared Start by being prepared to answer questions about...

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Tips for Keeping Full During the Day

July 31st, 2013

Trying to lose weight is hard for many reasons, but feeling full is one of the biggest. Feeling full throughout the day can cut down on excessive snacking. As it turns out, staying full all day sometimes means doing the opposite of what you might think.Fats While it seems like eating fats if the worst idea for people dieting, it can actually keep you full. Woman's Day magazine...

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5 Little-Known Facts About Left Handers

July 31st, 2013

If you're one of the many left handers in the world, you've likely faced challenges when it comes to everything from finding usable scissors to a school desk for writing. However, there's nothing to be ashamed of if you fall into this category! Left handers have many reasons to be proud - don't let your right-handed friends tell you otherwise. Here are some fun...

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How to Prepare for a Hiking Trip

July 31st, 2013

Whether it's your first hike or you're an experienced trailblazer, hiking is a great way to stay in shape and get outdoors. Before you hit the trails, here are some preparations that should be made before every trip.Plan your route It's vital to map out which trails you're planning to hike, even if you know the mountain well. Choose your route with difficulty in mind. Knowing...

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How to Easily Stay Hydrated Throughout the Day

July 30th, 2013

Most people are aware of the importance of drinking water while exercising, but what about during the rest of the day? Even slight dehydration can have serious consequences, and 75 percent of Americans are in a perpetual state of dehydration. When the weather improves with spring, it becomes necessary to increase the amount of water you intake. The following are some tips to...

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