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Embracing Health and Vitality in the Golden Years

In a society that often perpetuates stereotypes about aging and physical decline, a fitness revolution is taking place among the elderly. Seniors across the globe are challenging preconceived notions and embracing a proactive approach to health and well-being through senior-focused workouts. This article explores the evolving landscape of elderly fitness, highlighting the importance of breaking stereotypes and promoting a vibrant, active lifestyle for the older generation.

Redefining Aging: A New Era for Senior Fitness

Traditionally, aging has been associated with a gradual decline in physical abilities, leading to stereotypes that paint a picture of sedentary lifestyles and diminished vitality among the elderly. However, a paradigm shift is underway as seniors shatter these stereotypes, recognizing the immense benefits of staying physically active well into their golden years.

Fitness experts and healthcare professionals now emphasize the importance of tailored workout programs for seniors. These programs address the unique needs and

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Get Healthy Carson City: Heart disease top cause of death in women

The heart truth is that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women of all ages, races, and shapes and sizes in the United States. But women sometimes experience heart disease differently than men. Healthy eating and physical activity go a long way to preventing heart disease and keeping it from getting worse if you already have it.

There is good news. You have the power to take action and lower your chance of developing heart disease and its risk factors. Start today. Make a commitment to find out your risk for heart disease and take steps toward a heart-healthy lifestyle.

To have a healthy heart, it is critical to know the risk factors for heart disease β€” that is, the behaviors or conditions that increase your chance of developing heart disease. Having just one risk factor increases your chance of developing heart disease, and your risk

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Healthier Lifestyle Linked to Lower Risk for Cancer Death


Cancer survivors who adhere to a healthy lifestyle, which includes never smoking, light alcohol intake, sufficient physical activity, a healthy diet, and an optimal body mass index (BMI), may lower their risk for cancer-related and all-cause mortality.


  • Cancer survivors often face long-term health problems and reduced quality of life. While modifiable risk factors can affect cancer survival, the specific influence of adopting a healthy lifestyle on overall cancer survival is still uncertain.
  • Researchers in this study examined five lifestyle factors (BMI, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, diet, and physical activity) in 37,095 cancer survivors from the United States, the United Kingdom, and China.
  • A total of 18,990 cancer survivors reported never smoking, 14,768 reported light alcohol consumption, 17,260 reported a healthy diet, 18,141 reported adequate physical activity, and 14,739 reported an optimal BMI.
  • Healthy lifestyle scores were created by summing these factors, ranging from 0 to 5, with
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Active and Healthy Lifestyle May Help Offset Cognitive Decline

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A study looks at how a healthy and active lifestyle can impact cognitive decline. Justin Paget/Getty Images
  • A new study finds being active can help offset signs of cognitive decline.
  • A new study found being physically active, eating well, and avoiding smoking and alcohol can all help slow mental decline.
  • Even people diagnosed with dementia had less decline by taking on these healthy habits.

It’s well known that a healthy lifestyle can have a tremendous impact on our physical and mental health, and new research shows it may keep our brains sharper as we age, too.

The study, published in JAMA Neurology February 5, found that healthy lifestyle choices β€” being physically active, eating well, avoiding smoking and limiting alcohol consumption β€” may slow cognitive decline, even in people with neuropathologies like dementia.

More research is needed to understand why lifestyle factors have this impact, but

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Weight loss tips approved by experts

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Use weight loss tips that are realistic and sustainable. (Getty Images)

With messages of ‘getting fit for summer’ cropping up everywhere, it’s common for weight loss to enter our minds at this time of year. But with ‘fad’ or ‘crash’ diets being both unhealthy and unsustainable, we’ve compiled a list of expert-approved tips for those wanting to lose weight. Find the hacks that feel right for you…

1. Calculate your BMI

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When working out your BMI be mindful of other factors. (Getty Images)

First up, before you even think about making changes, you can use the body mass index (BMI) calculator to find out whether you’re a healthy weight for your height. Measure your waist as well, to check you’re not carrying too much fat around your stomach, which can increase your risk of disease, type 2 diabetes and strokes.

BMI results

  • If you’re a ‘healthy weight’ you should

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Physical activities like a daily 20-minute walk may help reduce disparities in heart health

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Hearts are kept strong with regular physical activity, and daily activity such as a 20-minute brisk walk is key; however, some groups may have additional barriers that affect whether or not a daily walk is feasible. Increasing physical activity levels, particularly among people at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, has known heart health benefits and may help reduce cardiovascular health disparities, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in Circulation.

The new statement, “Increasing Equity of Physical Activity Promotion for Optimal Cardiovascular Health in Adults,” examines physical activity levels among different groups of adults, reviews strategies for increasing physical activity in groups that are under-resourced or at-risk for poor cardiovascular health, and offers suggestions for how to promote physical activity to reduce cardiovascular risk equitably through physical activity.

“Helping everybody improve their heart health is important,” said Gerald J. Jerome,

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