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When to Pause on the Path and Look Back

When to Pause on the Path and Look Back

Here’s a “hot take” on a common bit of advice that tells us to “Never look back – you’re not going that way.” Yeah, sure. But here’s the deal. If you don’t look back sometimes, then how can you review where you’ve been – and feel great about how far you’ve come? If you’re always …

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How Old Am I? That Depends!

How Old Am I? That Depends!

They say age ain’t nothing but a number. ​ OK, fine. ​ But which number? ​ When someone asks, “How old are you?” do they mean your chronological age – which is how many years you’ve been on the earth? ​ Do they mean your biological age, which is how old you are in terms of your …

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Healthy Recipe, Vegan Four-Bean Chili

Healthy Recipe, Vegan Four-Bean Chili

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  • April 29, 2024

It’s hard to believe a pot of chili could be so filling and flavorful without a speck of meat or any added fat. But this recipe, lightly adapted from one in Toriano Gordon’s “Vegan Mob,” proves it can be done! Just toss everything in the pot and crank up the burner while you assemble some …

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Eye of the Tiger: Keep Your Drive at Any Age

Eye of the Tiger: Keep Your Drive at Any Age

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  • April 29, 2024

Studies show that having a purpose is key to overall optimal aging and to success in fitness at any age. Once you meet 80-year-old track-and-field champion Howard Booth, you won’t doubt that again. It’s Howard’s commitment that keeps him going in life and in sports. “So much of it is the psychology,” says Howard, a …

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Gaining Plank-spiration from a 58-year-old World Record Holder

Gaining Plank-spiration from a 58-year-old World Record Holder

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  • April 22, 2024

DonnaJean Wilde, a 58-year-old retired educator, made headlines recently when she set a world record for abdominal planking by a woman. She received official recognition from the Guinness World Record folks for holding a plank for 4 hours, 30 minutes and 11 seconds in Magrath, a town in Alberta, Canada. That was 10 minutes longer …

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Want Longevity? ‘Keep Moving’

Want Longevity? ‘Keep Moving’

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  • April 14, 2024

Do you want to live to be 100? More people are reaching that mark nowadays than ever before, and the trend will skyrocket in the coming decades. The topic of longevity is having a moment, darn near approaching a cultural obsession. What can we do to live NOT JUST LONGER but also BETTER. What role …

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Stressed Out? Fight Back with Exercise

Stressed Out? Fight Back with Exercise

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  • April 4, 2024

Stress is a killer, but we’re not helpless against it. ​ Regular physical exercise is one of the top defenses we have, no matter what age we are. ​ In our 20s and 30s, stress might be mostly related to finding a job or partner or raising kids. ​ But after 50 or so, we …

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Keep Your Back Strong against Pain

Keep Your Back Strong against Pain

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  • April 1, 2024

Up to 80% of adults in Western countries have back pain at some point in their lives. It’s chronic for some and can be debilitating. It can be hard to figure out why it’s happening or how to feel better. And everybody wants a magic pill. But we know there’s a better way: movement. A …

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Make the Right Investment in Your Health

Make the Right Investment in Your Health

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  • March 21, 2024

At 62, Jeff Lasater is dedicated to staying in shape.  He lifts weights three times a week and runs three times a week. “I don’t want to live to be 80 if I’m not healthy,” says Jeff, who was introduced to fitness by his daughter and son-in-law. “They were worried about me having all that idle time …

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‘Tough Love’ Turned His Life Around

‘Tough Love’ Turned His Life Around

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  • March 17, 2024

Near the end of his 27-year career as a sheriff’s deputy, Mike knew he was dangerously overweight. The job’s stress, long hours, and a pair of work-related injuries had slowly packed 218 pounds onto his 5’9” frame. But it took “tough love” from a friend and fellow officer to get him to do anything about it. “Hey, …

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