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A Thriving Social Life Will Do Wonders for Your Body and Mind

As people get older and circumstances change, their social lives can suffer. From the death of a spouse to family and friends moving on to new endeavors, a person may find him or herself suddenly socially isolated. Read more

New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure. Are You at Risk?

If you think your blood pressure is normal and you don’t need to be concerned, you may need to check again. Heart experts have issued new guidelines for high blood pressure, which means nearly half of all adults may now have blood pressure that is considered high. Read more

For First-Timers or Old-Timers, Here Are Five Tips for Your First Racing Experience

New cross-trainers—check.

Fitbit—check.

Sporty shorts and jacket—check.

New race tee shirt and entry number—check.

Oh yeah, we are feeling it! It’s springtime, and for those who prefer running to just about any other mode of transportation around town, that means it’s racing season. With race events scheduled all throughout the summer months, this could be the year for you to tackle a 5k or 10k like a champ.

If this is the year of your first race, here are five ways to get the most mileage out of your first racing experience. Read more

Reduce Fall Risk

What’s the leading cause of injury in older adults? It’s not what you think…

If I were to ask you, “What is the most likely cause of injury death for older adults?” what would you say? Car accident? Bike accident? Yoga accident?

Falls are surprisingly the leading cause of injury death for adults ages 65 years and older. The Centers for Disease Control reports over 2.5 million older adults are treated in emergency rooms for fall injuries each year. Among those that fall, 20 to 30 percent suffer moderate to severe injuries, such as head trauma and fractures. Read more

Adding Exercise to Your Daily Routine

Exercising is important for everyone at every age. Later in life, it may be difficult to recreate the long-distance jogging or weightlifting abilities from yesteryear, but that is certainly no excuse to give up on exercise. Read more

How to Start Running: Three Things to Consider Before You Begin

Whether it’s a leisurely jog or a quick race, running can be great exercise.

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. That’s less than thirty minutes per day, five times per week! Moderate exercise can improve blood circulation, prevent bone loss, and help manage stress.

Running doesn’t require a lot of specialized equipment – just some really good shoes. Want to hit the pavement? Here are some tips to help you start running in a healthy way. Read more