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Is Religion Good for Your Brain? : DNews

Is Religion Good for Your Brain? : DNews | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
A religious group contends that religious activity promotes social well-being, one of four components of brain health. Other research has suggested that religion shrinks the brain. Who's right?
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Exercise 'potentially as effective' as many drugs for common diseases

Exercise 'potentially as effective' as many drugs for common diseases | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with existing coronary heart disease and stroke, suggests a review of evidence.
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The new old-fashioned grocer | Vancouver Sun

The new old-fashioned grocer | Vancouver Sun | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
Mia Stainsby Vancouver Sun Smart and creative, a new breed of grocers are breathing life into neighbourhoods. Their store shelves are curated, often with organic, local ingredients and artisan products.
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Seek community where you can. 

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Hobbies 'improve brain power in old age' - Telegraph

Hobbies 'improve brain power in old age' - Telegraph | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
While retirement may seem like the perfect time to put your feet up, taking up hobbies could boost your brain power into old age, a new study has found.
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Life's a beach

Life's a beach | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
We have long taken it for granted that being by the sea is beneficial. But now scientists are looking into exactly what it is about being by the seaside that makes it so good for us.
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Senior Focus: Healthy lifestyle pursuit is key in osteoarthritis - STLtoday.com

Senior Focus: Healthy lifestyle pursuit is key in osteoarthritis - STLtoday.com | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
Senior Focus: Healthy lifestyle pursuit is key in osteoarthritis
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Osteoarthritis affects more than 27 million Americans and is most common in those older than 50, according to the Arthritis Foundation.
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Music Helps Memory

Music Helps Memory | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
'Humans have been remembering through rhyme and song for ages: how canyou update the tradition?'
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Hard-Wired to Hate Exercise?

Hard-Wired to Hate Exercise? | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
Discipline and motivation aside, researchers are looking at the physiological reasons behind why some people enjoy exerting themselves and others don't.
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The 11 Greatest TED Talks For Anyone Over 50

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna SapolinMany of my Facebook friends have been chatting about a great roundup of TED Talks that Mashable posted back in July.
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David Sinclair at TEDMED Discussing Resveratrol, Longevity, Endurance, and Sirtuins

David Sinclair at TEDMED Discussing Resveratrol, Longevity, Endurance, and Sirtuins http://t.co/ekekgETEAs
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Hemingway, Thoreau, Jefferson and the Virtues of a Good Long Walk

Hemingway, Thoreau, Jefferson and the Virtues of a Good Long Walk | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
Solvitur ambulando -- "it is solved by walking." This phrase refers to the 4th-century-B.C. Greek philosopher Diogenes's response to the question of whether motion is real -- he got up and
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Middle-Aged Health Behavior a Matter of Degrees – WebMD

Middle-Aged Health Behavior a Matter of Degrees – WebMD | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
When medical conditions arose, study found college-educated people were more apt to change their lifestyles
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Prensa Latina News Agency - World's Oldest Man Attributes Longevity to Eating Habits

Prensa Latina News Agency - World's Oldest Man Attributes Longevity to Eating Habits | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
Website of the Latin American News Agency Prensa Latina with the head office in Havana, Cuba, and 28 bureaus worldwide.
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Retiring later does not reduce survival chances - study - Telegraph

Retiring later does not reduce survival chances - study - Telegraph | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
Working until later in life does not affect people’s chances of a long and happy retirement, a study has concluded.
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» Building A Friendship With Yourself - Weightless

» Building A Friendship With Yourself - Weightless | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
Our relationship with ourselves forms the basis for everything: all of our other relationships and our lives.
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The Many Benefits of Standing at Your Desk

The Many Benefits of Standing at Your Desk | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
I used to sit down on the job. For hours a day, derriere planted firmly in chair, I read, wrote, and edited. It's been a torment — I love what I do, but I hate to sit. Over the years, I've de...
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Study Finds That Reading Tolstoy & Other Great Novelists Can Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Study Finds That Reading Tolstoy & Other Great Novelists Can Increase Your Emotional Intelligence | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
A new study published this week in Science concludes that you may get something unexpected from reading great literary works: more finely-tuned social and emotional skills.
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Diet, exercise combo may beat knee osteoarthritis pain

Diet, exercise combo may beat knee osteoarthritis pain | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
Diet and exercise leading to 10 percent reduction in weight most effective at reducing pain, inflammation than diet or exercise only
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With a Focus on Brain Health, You Can Reduce Those 'Senior Moments' - AARP News

With a Focus on Brain Health, You Can Reduce Those 'Senior Moments' - AARP News | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
With a Focus on Brain Health, You Can Reduce Those 'Senior Moments' AARP News It is said in jest all too often: “I'm having a senior moment.” That assertion can indeed be a point of humor when trying to recall someone's name or a specific word...
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Veggie-Heavy Stress Reduction Regimen Shown to Modify Cell Aging

Veggie-Heavy Stress Reduction Regimen Shown to Modify Cell Aging | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
The fountain of youth may simply be a healthy diet and reduced stress after all, not a magic pill or expensive cosmetics.
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Another great reason to eat more veggies. Hopefully additional research will support the findings of this preliminary research.

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The Happiest Country In The World Is...

The Happiest Country In The World Is... | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
The happiest people in the world apparently reside in northern Europe, according to a 156-nation survey published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
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More older people find inspiration later in life to start an exercise program

More older people find inspiration later in life to start an exercise program | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
Diana Nyad’s remarkable swim is an inspiration to older people of what they can accomplish with exercise.
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Exercise is more than a weight loss program, it also helps to release stress and so many other things. If you're a caregiver find time for some exercise and treat yourself!

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Some Principles of Longevity for the Elderly - The Epoch Times

Some Principles of Longevity for the Elderly - The Epoch Times | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
Being benevolent as well as caring less about fame and wealth are attitudes prerequisite to better health.
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High calorie breakfast may help with weight loss

High calorie breakfast may help with weight loss | Healthy Aging for Better Living | Scoop.it
There may be some sense in the old advice to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper, according to new research that links high calorie intake at breakfast with greater weight loss and reduced disease risk.
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