Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent
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Discovering Life After 50 Through Vibrant, Healthy Lifestyles
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World Health Organization warns of “post-antibiotic” era

World Health Organization warns of “post-antibiotic” era | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
With fewer effective treatments, bacterial diseases may once again be killers.
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Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death

Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
Researchers found an "association" between using diet drinks and health problems, but can't say the drinks caused the problems.
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Best and Worst Health Trends of 2013

Best and Worst Health Trends of 2013 | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
Did you try any 2013 diet trends or fitness trends? Take a lesson from this year's diet fads, fitness flubs, and expert-approved movements.
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Quick Four Minute Workout for iPhone Gets You Active Anytime, Anywhere

Quick Four Minute Workout for iPhone Gets You Active Anytime, Anywhere | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
iOS: We've mentioned before that short breaks for activity can do you good, especially if you work in one place all day. Quick Four Minute Workout for iPhone is a new app that will walk you through some simple, no-equipment-needed exercises to help you keep the blood pumping.
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Map: What Country Does Your State's Life Expectancy Resemble?

Map: What Country Does Your State's Life Expectancy Resemble? | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
How California and Virginia can be as different as Liechtenstein and Brunei 
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Working shifts could damage 1,500 genes

Working shifts could damage 1,500 genes | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Surrey say working shifts can increase a person's risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
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Free Visual Workouts

Free Visual Workouts | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
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This might be the most awesome fitness/nutrition/motivation/fun workout site ever - and everything is free and shareable!

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GOP Constituents Depend On Aid That GOP Is Blocking

GOP Constituents Depend On Aid That GOP Is Blocking | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — When federal emergency unemployment benefits expired last month, the effects ran deep in a Colorado county marked by two exit ramps off Interstate 25 — one leading to the conservative religious group Focus on the...
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Fitness Trackers Still Need to Work Out Kinks | MIT Technology Review

Fitness Trackers Still Need to Work Out Kinks | MIT Technology Review | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
The latest fitness-tracking wristbands need to get in better shape before they’ll earn a spot on my wrist.
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Coffee v smoothies: Which is better for you?

Coffee v smoothies: Which is better for you? | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
At first glance it seems clear that a smoothie is a healthier option. The answer may not be so clear-cut, says Michael Mosley.
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More Americans exercise while they work

More Americans exercise while they work | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of excuses for not having the time to exercise.
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6 healthy reasons to keep loving coffee

6 healthy reasons to keep loving coffee | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
I adore coffee, so I wasn’t surprised when I came a cross a recent study, which found that drinking java is linked to positive emotions.
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One Soda Per Day Raises Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

One Soda Per Day Raises Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
Here’s yet another reason for giving up soda: A new study out today suggests that just one 12 ounce serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 22 percent. Since most research on the evils of soda has looked at North American populations, researchers at the Imperial College of London wanted to see if they could establish a link between sugary drink consumption and type 2 diabetes in Europeans too. Drinking just one soda increases the risk of diabetes. Photo credit: Getty Images. To test their theory, the researchers combed through…
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Full Body Exercises

Full Body Exercises | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
Get lean fast! These full-body exercises and compound exercises work multiple muscle groups at once to help you get in shape and lose more weight in less time
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A Tequila Sweetener Could Help Reduce Diabetes and Obesity

A Tequila Sweetener Could Help Reduce Diabetes and Obesity | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
Tequila is the answer to many of life's problems--and now, a sweetener made from the stuff might just be the answer to our diabetes and obesity pandemics, too.
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iWatch To Monitor Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen Levels, Report Says

iWatch To Monitor Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen Levels, Report Says | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
A new report suggests Apple will use optoelectronics to monitor blood oxygen levels and your heart rate.
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Nerd Fitness: Helping You Lose Weight, Get Stronger, Live Better.

Nerd Fitness: Helping You Lose Weight, Get Stronger, Live Better. | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
Nerd Fitness: A fitness website for nerds and average Joes. Helping you lose weight, get stronger, live better.
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UA to Host Second Annual Conference on Promoting Successful Aging and Brain Health | UANews

UA to Host Second Annual Conference on Promoting Successful Aging and Brain Health | UANews | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
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Smoking Is Worse Than You Imagined

Smoking Is Worse Than You Imagined | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
The latest surgeon general’s report offers astonishing new evidence of just how much harm tobacco is causing.
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FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) â€" After more than 40 years of study, the U.S.
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Back to regular soap and hot water...

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Health Benefits of Beer | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel's Recipe and Food Blog

Health Benefits of Beer | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel's Recipe and Food Blog | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it

Now for the good news:

It’s a hearty drink: Any type of alcohol in moderate amounts can help lower your risk of heart disease by helping to lower blood pressure and increasing “good” HDL cholesterol and lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol.

It has nutrients: Beer is made from grains, such as barley, so it makes sense that it contains some of the same nutrients you’d find in grains, including B vitamins, protein and even fiber. A 12-ounce beer has 1 to 2 grams of protein and up to 1 gram of fiber (which isn’t all that much, but still!). Darker beer tends to have more fiber than lighter beer.

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17 Scientifically Proven Ways To Get Out Of Your Workout Rut

17 Scientifically Proven Ways To Get Out Of Your Workout Rut | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
By Alexandra Duron There's something just as comforting about tucking yourself in bed after a long, stressful day, as there is about settling into a workout routine.
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Romney's Policy Director Slams GOP on Health Care

Romney's Policy Director Slams GOP on Health Care | Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent | Scoop.it
Lanhee Chen, policy director for the Romney 2012 campaign, says Republicans need to stop obsessing over Obamacare repeal and start developing Obamacare alternatives: Rather than debating the merits of shutting down the federal government over...
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