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Written By: Jim Long on November 29, 2016 No Comment

If you are just getting started with aerobics, you might be feeling overwhelmed. It is true that there are many ways to work out, and that if you can manage to get a good workout you are going to be much more healthy. It is also true that you need to have a course of […]

Written By: Jim Long on November 23, 2016 No Comment

A healthy lifestyle is desired by most people. Too often, we believe that we just can’t change our ways. Yesterday, we began with a list of 5 small steps to get you moving in the right direction. We talked about breakfast, fruits and vegetables, nuts, seafood and giving up sugary drinks. All these plus today’s […]

Written By: Jim Long on November 22, 2016 No Comment

Many of us are told to alter our lifetime habits to achieve a healthy body. For some this is an easy task. For others it is difficult to change unhealthy diet and exercise patterns.

Instead of undertaking a massive makeover, let’s try these small steps. Once you start on the path of making changes, it […]

Written By: Jim Long on November 4, 2016 No Comment

How Baby Boomers Impact Society
Baby Boomers are pivotal in American history. Not just because they were born in high birth rate period. The world is a different place because of this unique group of people.
Most authorities list those born between 1946 and 1964 as Boomers. But they are subdivided into two groups. The first group […]

Written By: Jim Long on October 26, 2016 No Comment

Chapman University recently completed its third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2016). The survey asked respondents about 65 fears across a broad range of categories including fears about the government, crime, the environment, the future, technology, health, natural disasters, as well as fears of public speaking, spiders, heights, ghosts and many other personal […]

Written By: Jim Long on October 6, 2016 No Comment

Will Rogers, who died before most of us were born, remains one of our finest humorists. Here are some of his musings.

First- Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second- The older we get, the fewer things seem worth standing in line for.

Third- Some people […]

Written By: Jim Long on October 3, 2016 No Comment

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is caused by cancer cells that form in breast tissue, and is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States. Although rare, men can also get breast cancer as they are born with some breast tissue. It is important to detect breast cancer […]

Written By: Jim Long on September 22, 2016 No Comment

How to Get Started with Pilates

One of the best parts about Pilates is that it is good for just about anyone no matter if you are someone that likes to sit around or if you are a health nut.

In fact Pilates has gained a lot of attention these days and there are new classes available.

You […]

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Written By: Jim Long on September 15, 2016 No Comment

Here are 7- count em- 7 tips for living daily.  Well, you ask, “ What is the alternative to Living daily?” Simply put- the alternative is leaving this world sooner than you desire.  If we came with an owners manual  this would be included.

1-     Exercise at least 30 minutes per day. Walking is great and […]

Written By: Jim Long on September 10, 2016 No Comment

Everyone wants to get healthier, and everyone knows what when it comes right down to it, doing aerobic exercise on a regular basis is something that can really take you from a point of being unhealthy, and bring you to a place where you can be healthy and you can enjoy all that life has […]

Written By: Jim Long on August 29, 2016 No Comment

A healthy body , mind and spirit calls for graceful aging. Here are 10 tips:

1)    Maintain an appropriate weight. Your diet should be low fat, high fiber and include generous portions of fruit and vegetables daily. Be sure to watch the nutrition information on food product labels.

2)  Have a personal exercise program.  Walking will get […]

Written By: Jim Long on July 29, 2016 No Comment

Popular notion holds that people who are trying to stop smoking often increase their alcohol intake as a way of compensating. A new study published in BMC Public Health, however, suggests this may not be the case.

Researchers found recent attempts to quit smoking were linked to reduced alcohol intake.
Lead author Jamie Brown, of University College […]

Written By: Jim Long on July 27, 2016 No Comment

The National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health suggests that older adults should target four main types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.
Endurance exercises help individuals be active for longer periods of time, such as going for long walks or playing with grandchildren. Click here for some examples of endurance
Strength exercises […]

Written By: Jim Long on July 14, 2016 No Comment

The perfect cup of coffee has the ability to nurture your soul and fuel your body so you can take the morning head-on. Whether it’s the familiar flavor or amazing aroma, it’s safe to say that when you start your day with a cup of Joe, you’re starting it right.

Coffee can do much more […]

Written By: Jim Long on July 12, 2016 No Comment

The following are simple remedies that can help with many forms of knee pain.

ExerciseTwo women are stretching their quads.
Strengthening certain muscles like the quadriceps can ease pain in the knees.
Exercise helps to slow the progression of osteoarthritis, a common cause of knee pain. Physical activity is important to the normal health of cartilage tissue.

Exercise is […]

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