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One Writer’s Quest to Find the Formula for Perfect Fitness

One Writer’s Quest to Find the Formula for Perfect Fitness | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
In 2010, an economist and a psychologist teamed up to try to determine the salary that would bring maximum happiness. The much-touted number they came up with was $75,000: people’s contentment would rise along with their incomes but only up to that threshold, at which point it would plateau or drop.
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12 Minutes of Yoga for Bone Health

12 Minutes of Yoga for Bone Health | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it

Jane E. Brody writes: "Yoga enthusiasts link the practice to a long list of health benefits, including greater flexibility and range of motion, stronger muscles, better posture and balance, reduced emotional and physical stress, and increased self-awareness and self-esteem.

But definitively proving these benefits is challenging, requiring years of costly research. A pharmaceutical company is unlikely to fund a study that doesn’t involve a drug, and in any event, the research requires a large group of volunteers tracked over a very long time."

 

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12 minutes, even every other day? I can do that!

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8 Habits of Highly Fit People

8 Habits of Highly Fit People | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
Here are some scary stats: More than two thirds of American adults are overweight or obese and more than half do not meet the physical-activit
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This No-Gym, HIIT Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

This No-Gym, HIIT Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared on Health.com. By Jennifer Cohen Can’t get to the gym? No problem! There’s a notion out there that you need to belong to a gym in order to maintain a fitness routine, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
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Need to remember something? Exercise four hours later!

A new study suggests an intriguing strategy to boost memory for what you've just learned: hit the gym four hours later. The findings show that physical exercise after learning improves memory and memory traces, but only if the exercise is done in a specific time window and not immediately after learning.

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Free Zumba Workouts: Top 10 Free Dance Workouts - The Healthy Honeys

Free Zumba Workouts: Top 10 Free Dance Workouts - The Healthy Honeys | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
Top 10 Free Zumba Workouts on youtube. Check it out and Dance your way thin with Zumba.
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12 Post-Workout Static Stretches

12 Post-Workout Static Stretches | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
Common excuses like, "I don't have time to stretch" or "I'll stretch later" leave many hurt and in pain. Prevent injuries with these simple static stretche
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10 Body-Sculpting Exercises You Can Do While Watching TV | LIVESTRONG.COM

10 Body-Sculpting Exercises You Can Do While Watching TV | LIVESTRONG.COM | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
Carving out time to drive to the gym and sweat for an hour is hard, especially when the choice is between that and your favorite TV show. Wit
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Train This, Not That--Legs edition

Train This, Not That--Legs edition | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
Once again, we are reviewing some common exercise selections and identifying which ones may not be the safest option for helping your clients achieve their goals. Here are some potentially dangerous leg exercises and along with better options for a safer and more effective replacement.
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6 Exercise Swaps

6 Exercise Swaps | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
If you want to avoid those dreaded fitness plateaus, you need to give your body new demands and stimuli. Fortunately, you don’t have to change your entire workout. By adding small challenges, such as jumping or rotation, or by changing body position, these exercise swaps will kick up the intensity of your existing program.
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7 Easy Pilates Moves for a Beginner Core Workout

7 Easy Pilates Moves for a Beginner Core Workout | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
You don’t need already-ripped abs or fancy equipment to get hooked on Pilates. This easy Pilates workout will help you get stronger at home or in the gym.
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How to Lose Weight: 9 Strategies to Try

How to Lose Weight: 9 Strategies to Try | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
There’s more than one way to lose weight — and recommendations are constantly evolving. Here are some we’ve highlighted recently.
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Yoga May Be Good for the Brain

Yoga May Be Good for the Brain | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a study of older adults with memory problems.
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25 Sugar-Free Ways to Soothe Cravings

25 Sugar-Free Ways to Soothe Cravings | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
Sugar can't make you happy, but these things can.
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Lifting Lighter Weights Can Be Just as Effective as Heavy Ones - NYTimes.com

Lifting Lighter Weights Can Be Just as Effective as Heavy Ones - NYTimes.com | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
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Hurray! I can stick with the Barbie weights for upper body work.
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37 Killer Resistance Band Exercises To Burn Up Your Muscles Anywhere

37 Killer Resistance Band Exercises To Burn Up Your Muscles Anywhere | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
Lean It UP Fitness | Start pumping elastic. Whether you're jet-setting to a tropical oasis, perpetually stuck in hotels, or just don't want to splurge for a gym membership, resistance bands are a legitimate way to build a chiseled physique. We've compiled a master list of 37 killer resistance band exercises to get you started.
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For Effective Brain Fitness, Do More Than Play Simple Games

For Effective Brain Fitness, Do More Than Play Simple Games | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
The theory of a more holistic approach is that the brain thrives on continuous stimulation, which can include exercising, laughing and socializing.
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Well Guides: Really, Really Short Workouts

Well Guides: Really, Really Short Workouts | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
Think you’re too busy to work out? We have the workout for you. In minutes, high-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T.) will have you sweating, breathing hard and maximizing the health benefits of exercise without the time commitment.
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10-Minute Jump Rope Cardio Workout Video

10-Minute Jump Rope Cardio Workout Video | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
10-Minute Jump Rope Cardio Workout Free Online Workout Video
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Walk, Jog or Dance: It's All Good for the Aging Brain

Walk, Jog or Dance: It's All Good for the Aging Brain | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
New evidence that physical activity can forestall the mental decline in aging brains.
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Bodyweight Exercises

Bodyweight Exercises | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it

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Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain? - NYTimes.com

Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain? - NYTimes.com | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
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100 Best Workout Songs

100 Best Workout Songs | Healthy Living at Any Age | Scoop.it
Download these 100 top workout songs for the best workout playlists.
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