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Blood Pressure Down: An Apostle of the Mediterranean Diet

Blood Pressure Down: An Apostle of the Mediterranean Diet

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sometimes it is easier to believe in miracle cures…food supplements and medical breakthroughs than simple proven formula’s for healthy living.  Author and nutrition expert Janet Brill, Ph.D., adheres to the simple formula.  “There is no medicine more powerful or supplement more effective in promoting health and longevity than the combination of good nutrition and daily […]

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Jargon-less Financial Planning

Jargon-less Financial Planning

| April 30, 2013 | 12 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

There are a lot of financial terms and jargon that a financial adviser may throw out at you when it is time to address your retirement planning.  The important thing to ask yourself when you walk out of that advisor’s office, are you really sure you understanding everything he or she is telling you. Other […]

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The Long Ride: 50+ Dominated Sport

The Long Ride: 50+ Dominated Sport

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When we think of tough grueling sports that take a toll on the body, it’s normally for the young.  After all, their  bodies haven’t gone through years of wear and tear.  A contradiction to that notion, is a favorite among the senior set, says The Long Ride author Lucian Spataro.  At 55, Spataro is one […]

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Encore Careers

Encore Careers

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Encore careers are becoming the focus of more seniors at they approach or enter retirement. Many people discovered the traditional definition of retirement doesn’t fit them any longer. The thoughts of lounging longer in bed, spending time in the garden or daily golf eventually lost it’s appeal. For retirement planning, Financial Coach Todd Tresidder says: […]

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Price Shopping For Hospitalization

Price Shopping For Hospitalization

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The day that hospital, surgical and medicare care prices will be like shopping for a new car is probably years away but there are signs that it may be moving in that direction. The Journal of the American Medicare Association reported a study to obtain pricing of common elective hip surgery for senior health. So […]

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No Age Barrier For Travelers

No Age Barrier For Travelers

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Falling Age Barriers for Senior Travelers The age barrier for senior travel is going up all the time. Companies that book and organize senior travel excursion are often contacted by people in their 70’s, 80’s, 90’s to book excursions. The experienced travel coordinators have learned how to plan the trips for the right age bracket. […]

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Balance Exercises Make a Difference in senior health

Balance Exercises Make a Difference in senior health

| April 2, 2013 | 3 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  We all harbor our secret fears of one sort or another. What is surprising is when we discover how many others share our same fear.  A 1993 study published in the Journal of Aging and Health exposed one fear that is very universal among active seniors.  It’s falling. Of the common fears like robbery […]

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Hot Cocoa and Brain Power

Hot Cocoa and Brain Power

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Have you heard that hot cocoa can boost the brain power of active seniors.  The study, first published eight months ago is important for those concerned about senior diet choices.  One of the active ingredients, cocoa flavanols is the principle element that shows to provide significant improvements in certain cognitive assessment tests. First what […]

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Fitness Includes Emotional

Fitness Includes Emotional

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When active seniors think fitness, physical health first comes to mind.  But if you are someone who specializes in relationships, counseling, marriage and issues of your mind, emotional fitness often tops the list.  Relationship Skills Center Executive Director Carolyn Curtis is one of those who puts a high level of importance about how you feel […]

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What’s In A Senior Diet

What’s In A Senior Diet

| March 20, 2013 | 6 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A healthy eating plan gives your body the nutrients it needs every day while staying within your daily calorie goal for weight loss. The Senior Diet includes a healthy eating plan that will also  lower your risk for heart disease and other health conditions. A healthy eating plan: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free […]

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Senior Health – Longevity

Senior Health – Longevity

| March 20, 2013 | 17 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  For active seniors there are lots of books on elder care, there are a lot on senior health and lots of books about senior fitness.  But what there is not a lot of information about, and I know it sounds like a cliché,  total wellness. That holistic philosophy goes back to the mid ’70’s […]

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How an Unconventional Diet Changed Her Life

How an Unconventional Diet Changed Her Life

| March 19, 2013 | 4 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Senior Fitness, like so much of everything in life is a matter of degrees.  One person’s level of physical fitness could be way short or far beyond another person’s.   You need to determine your own fitness level based on your own values and the advice of your doctor.  Seventy eight year old Ruth Heidrich […]

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Senior Travelers Go Extreme

Senior Travelers Go Extreme

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Travel opportunities today for senior travelers has exploded in new directions.  There was time, not that long ago, when the  senior travel preferred choice  was aboard a large cruise ship. That was when common wisdom pointed to sedentary travel.  Now of course cruise ship travel is still popular for seniors, but older passengers are being supplanted […]

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I’m Retired…and Bored

I’m Retired…and Bored

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What happens when a retired man misses his job? Q: I expected to feel great after I retired last year, but most days I’m just miserable. I miss my work, and it turns out that most of my friends were people I knew through my job so I don’t see them much anymore. My wife […]

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Healthy Eating After 50

Healthy Eating After 50

| February 12, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

“Food just doesn’t taste the same anymore.” “I can’t get out to go shopping.” “I’m just not that hungry.” Sound familiar? These are a few common reasons some older people don’t eat healthy meals. But, choosing healthy foods is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! Here are some tips to get […]

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Investing over 50 – Tough reality of today – A silver lining?

Investing over 50 – Tough reality of today – A silver lining?

| February 12, 2013 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Anyone, in or near retirement is painfully aware of the uncertain time we have been living in the world of investing.   When it comes to retirement planning there are two realities that must be understand. First,  in year 2013,  common interest bearing investments are paying close to zero so you have to have an […]

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2013 Stock Market Outlook: What History Predicts

2013 Stock Market Outlook: What History Predicts

| February 12, 2013 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Posted 7:00AM 01/01/13 By Tom Sightings The race doesn’t always go to the swift, goes the old saying. But that’s the way to bet it, replies the savvy gambler. So it is with the old saying about the stock market. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. But it still makes sense to look […]

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The Empty Nest: How Couples Handle it Differently

The Empty Nest: How Couples Handle it Differently

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When The Kids Leave Home This is podcast number two for Active seniors HQ. Now, one of the six focus         areas at Active seniors HQ is health. Health of course takes on a lot of turns in   our lives whether it’s the health of the body, or minds, or a […]

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Investing over 50 – Tough Reality of Today – A Silver-lining?

Investing over 50 – Tough Reality of Today – A Silver-lining?

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

One of the most respected financial educators says it like it is for investors over 50.  Not a pretty picture but there is a silver lining Check out this episode

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