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Fighting Dementia – Helping Seniors Eat a Heart & Brain Healthy Diet

Fighting Dementia – Helping Seniors Eat a Heart & Brain Healthy Diet | Fitness | Scoop.it
Maintaining good blood flow to the brain has been linked with delaying the onset and even preventing cognitive impairment, including dementia. Who wouldn’t want to do all they could to prevent dementia in their senior loved ones?
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Healthy eats for all adults!

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Great information on healthy  Mediterranean and DASH diet guidelines.

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Can endurance exercise SLOW ageing?

Can endurance exercise SLOW ageing? | Fitness | Scoop.it
As we age, the protective caps on each strand of our DNA wear down and shorten. But new research has found endurance training protects those caps - called telomeres - from shortening.
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Doctors Explain Why Going On A Hike Changes Your Brain. How It Works Is Fascinating

Doctors Explain Why Going On A Hike Changes Your Brain. How It Works Is Fascinating | Fitness | Scoop.it
The great outdoors might just be greater than you think. There are plenty of us who love to spend as many hours of the day outdoors as we can, and hikin
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Fit mind? Spend some time in nature!
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7 Moves to Burn 400 Calories in 20 Minutes

7 Moves to Burn 400 Calories in 20 Minutes | Fitness | Scoop.it
Kettlebell fans love the heavy, round-shaped weights for a reason — kettlebell exercises combine cardio and strength training for a time-saving calorie burn.
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Gotta love the kettlebell!
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How your body changes your brain

How your body changes your brain | Fitness | Scoop.it
The way you move can change your brain, according to the latest in neuroplasticity. Here's how.
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Don't miss out on good brain health!
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The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie

The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie | Fitness | Scoop.it
The long read: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined.
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Running gives your brain a work out, say scientists

Running gives your brain a work out, say scientists | Fitness | Scoop.it
Study finds aerobic exercise increases the neuron reserves in the area of the
brain responsible for learning
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Exercising for Your Heart – in the New Year and Beyond

Exercising for Your Heart – in the New Year and Beyond | Fitness | Scoop.it

Don’t
let that resolution fall by the wayside.

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Make it your revolution, exxercising most days!

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Exercise to maintain a healthy brain while aging - Medical News Today

Exercise to maintain a healthy brain while aging - Medical News Today | Fitness | Scoop.it
Experiments on mice have shown that blood-brain barrier deterioration is decreased in those that do aerobic exercise, and activity slows depletion of Apoe, a risk for Alzheimer's.
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It really is a no brainier.

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Can You Exercise Too Much? (Op-Ed) - Live Science

Can You Exercise Too Much? (Op-Ed) - Live Science | Fitness | Scoop.it
Exercise is great, until it isn't — how much is too much?
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Sonething is always better than nothing...

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Proper exercising promotes healthy aging - Hawaii News Now

Proper exercising promotes healthy aging - Hawaii News Now | Fitness | Scoop.it
Working out as you get older can help keep at bay such serious health issues as thin bones, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. 
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Why Every College Student Needs Exercise - Huffington Post

Why Every College Student Needs Exercise - Huffington Post | Fitness | Scoop.it
Exercise is crucial, especially for people who are new to the college lifestyle. If you throw it in your routine right away, it will never feel like you're missing out while you're at the gym.
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Exercise habits for life.

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Avoid Exercises That AGE You Quicker - Hudson Valley News Network

Avoid Exercises That AGE You Quicker - Hudson Valley News Network | Fitness | Scoop.it
Most of us work out to stay healthy, avoid injury and hopefully, stay more youthful. The problem, there are some exercises that age you quicker. Avoid them
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Exercising four times a week could stop dementia

Exercising four times a week could stop dementia | Fitness | Scoop.it
People with mild cognitive impairment – often the first stages of dementia – showed significant increase in brain size when they underwent a six-month exercise programme.
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Want a Killer Workout? Try a Home Renovation

Want a Killer Workout? Try a Home Renovation | Fitness | Scoop.it
Want to blast calories, get toned, and build muscle before beach season is over? Then skip the pricey gym memberships—and start a home renovation instead.
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How to Be In the Best Shape of Your Life After 40

How to Be In the Best Shape of Your Life After 40 | Fitness | Scoop.it
If you're fit at 40 or 50, you're much more likely to be healthy into your 70s and 80s. Adequate core work and regular walking are also important in middle age.
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‘Green Spaces’ Linked To Increased Human Lifespan — New Study

‘Green Spaces’ Linked To Increased Human Lifespan — New Study | Fitness | Scoop.it
A recently published study has revealed that people living around green spaces may experience relatively longer lifespans than those who do not. Findings of the
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Meditation Plus Running as a Treatment for Depression

Meditation Plus Running as a Treatment for Depression | Fitness | Scoop.it
Meditating before running could change the brain in ways that are more beneficial for mental health than practicing either of those activities alone.
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Exercise Makes Our Muscles Work Better With Age

Exercise Makes Our Muscles Work Better With Age | Fitness | Scoop.it
A study of athletes in their 80s found that on a cellular level, their muscles resembled those of people decades younger.
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How to Stay Focused and Get Things Done!

How to Stay Focused and Get Things Done! | Fitness | Scoop.it

Having some trouble concentrating and getting things done? You’re not alone. In a world where everyone’s attention is constantly distracted by noises from social media, current events, and other useless shenanigans in our lives, it’s no wonder why we find it difficult to accomplish any specific tasks.

 

But there’s a way to help you focus  on your important tasks better so you can accomplish them in no time. Watch this Youtube video from Actualized.org for some tips on how to achieve a clear mind and be productive. Make sure to bookmark this page and share them with your friends who might also be struggling with the same challenge. Enjoy!


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Basics: STOP, Rest, REfocus on the task at hand.

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A Little Bit of Exercise Goes a Long Way Toward Heart Health, Says New Study

A Little Bit of Exercise Goes a Long Way Toward Heart Health, Says New Study | Fitness | Scoop.it

A report by the American College of Cardiology Sports and Exercise Cardiology Council in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) just declared that when it comes to reducing your risk of...

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Somethiing is better than nothing!

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Diet and Exercise Best at Preventing Diabetes - Newsmax

Diet and Exercise Best at Preventing Diabetes - Newsmax | Fitness | Scoop.it
In a head-to-head comparison over 15 years, diet and exercise outperformed the drug metformin in preventing people at high risk for diabetes from developing the disease.
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Steps 1 and 2: Move, and tweek your diet

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Getting closer to understanding how exercise keeps brains young - Harvard Health (blog)

Getting closer to understanding how exercise keeps brains young - Harvard Health (blog) | Fitness | Scoop.it

Even New study found those who exercise regularly showed more nerve processing and positive oxygen related brain changes, which are changes correlated with better memory and brain function as people age.

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Take the time! for  body and brain health!

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Choose the right exercise to meet your goals - Vail Daily News

Choose the right exercise to meet your goals - Vail Daily News | Fitness | Scoop.it
One of the more frequent questions that I’m asked is, “What is the best exercise”? My response is always the same. “Best for what exactly?” Frequently, I’m asked what
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Definitely depends on your fitness goals.

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How to fight the summer exercise slump - Richmond Register

How to fight the summer exercise slump - Richmond Register | Fitness | Scoop.it
As temperatures soar into the 90s during the dog days of summer, it’s easy to fall off the exercise wagon by staying on the couch enjoying the air conditioning — but don’t do it. There are many ways to beat the heat.
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A great reminder to keep up with your fitness routine or try something new!

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