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Move More and Sit Less

Move More and Sit Less

No matter what age you are, becoming more physically active will provide the means to a healthier lifestyle. Time to get started; April is National Move More Month. Bottom line, you’re never too old to exercise. A March 2019 JAMA article, “Light Physical Activity and Incident Coronary Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Disease Among Older Women—A Call for Action,” by Gregory W. Heath, DHSc, MPH1 indicates that even light physical activity is associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease and improved…

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Are you prepared for an early retirement?

Are you prepared for an early retirement?

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has released a new brief indicating that more than a third of older workers retire earlier than planned. But, are you really ready? The study, “Retiring Earlier Than Planned: What Matters Most?, “further suggests that while health shocks and job loss are expected as key factors in upping the retirement date, those issues only make up a quarter of the reasons why people tend to retire early. The report states that health…

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions by Playing it S.M.A.R.T.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions by Playing it S.M.A.R.T.

It can happen to the best of us. As the new year begins, you come up with a list of resolutions to help make you feel and look better and to keep you healthy. Everything goes well for a couple of weeks—you’re exercising, eating well and getting plenty of sleep. Then, as January progresses and you get back into the day-to-day routines of your life, those resolutions end up trashed like last month’s Christmas tree. How do you make sure…

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