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The Secret to Feeling — and Looking — Young

By Patricia Wuest There is no reason for senior adults not to love their age. Getting your rest, eating properly, exercising, and developing a positive attitude will not only make you feel younger than you are — you’ll look better too. Follow this simple advice to tap into your inner fountain of youth!  1) Get […]

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8 Discount Travel Tips for Senior Road Trippers

By Patricia Wuest 1) Call Ahead. The next time you plan to travel by car, ask about a “senior adult discount” at the hotels, restaurants, parks, museums and other places you’ll be visiting to find out whether they offer these discounts. Often, they’re not publicized. 2) Surf the Internet. If you have a preferred hotel […]

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Money Matters: What Is a “Robo-Adviser”?

By Patricia Wuest Have you’ve heard the term “robo-adviser,” but don’t know what one is? This financial-planning tool first popped up among a few little-known start-ups, but today, many financial-planning companies, including Vanguard, Fidelity and Schwab, are using them. Basically, it’s computerized advice about your financial investments. A robo-adviser is a digital tool — not […]

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The Grandparent Boom

By Patricia Wuest Are you a grandmother or grandfather? If you are one of the 70 million people in the U.S. who has a grandchild, you are reaping some wonderful benefits. Here are four ways being a grandparent is helping you stay healthy. 1) Boosts Your Immune System Do you love coddling your grandchildren? If […]

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Three Smart Tips for Saving Money

By Patricia Wuest Do you have less than $10,000 in savings (not including your house or pension)? If so, you are not alone. The Employee Benefit Research Institute reports that 28 percent of Americans aged 55 and older have less than that saved. Don’t stress, though. There are ways to add to your nest egg […]

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The Real-Life Biggest Loser

By Patricia Wuest There is a lot of evidence that “yo-yo dieting” is not only harmful but seems to be inevitable for many folks. Is it is possible to lose weight and keep most of it off? According to new research on 3,000 participants in the National Weight Control Registry, yes, it is — but […]

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Man (and Woman’s) Best Friend?

By Patricia Wuest Have you been thinking about getting a pet, but hesitating to make the commitment?  In a 2013 study, “Pet Ownership and Cardiovascular Risk,” the American Heart Association says that owning a dog is good for the heart. “Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with a decreased risk of heart disease,” […]

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9 Fun Father’s Day Activities

By Patricia Wuest This year, Father’s Day is June 18. Are you a dad or granddad? If so, we’ve got nine suggestions for making this a fun time to spend with your children or grandchildren — and receive some health benefits as a bonus!  1) Go Fishing There’s more to fishing than rods, hooks and […]

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Sleep Like a Baby

By Patricia Wuest About 9 million adults in the U.S. use prescription sleep aids to help them get a good night’s sleep, according to a recent CDC study. Prevention magazine says that “sound slumber results in increased energy and productivity, improved heart and immune system health, a better mood, even a longer life.” But experts […]

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Smart Fat

By Patricia Wuest Low-fat diets that get rid of “bad” or saturated fats — the fat found in things we love to eat like french fries, processed foods, cakes, cookies, ice cream, thick steaks, and cheese — is a good thing for your heart. But it’s also important to eat foods that contain the so-called […]

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