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    The American Heart Association recommends 10,000 steps a day or about five miles of walking

    The American Heart Association recommends 10,000 steps a day or about five miles of walking

    The NYT ran this article on the importance of keeping moving - it's worth reading. They forced a control group to remain sedentary and then watched the impact to glucose levels and a number of other metrics related to a person's health.  

    12 Surprising Ways Save on Retirement Health Care Costs

    12 Surprising Ways Save on Retirement Health Care Costs

    Knowing you are eligible for Medicare at age 65 may give you some peace of mind about retirement health care costs, but you may be surprised to find out that you’ll still be paying a lot out of pocket. While Medicare premiums are fairly predictable, tests and procedures and that aren’t covered, unexpected health crises, and ...

    WHERE You Live May Suggest HOW LONG You Will Live in Retirement (Average Life Expectancy 20 Years Shorter in Some U.S. Counties)

    WHERE You Live May Suggest HOW LONG You Will Live in Retirement (Average Life Expectancy 20 Years Shorter in Some U.S. Counties)

    Life expectancy has mostly been rising in the United States -- overall. However, new research has found that in some counties life expectancy is falling -- people are not living as long in certain areas.  In fact, in many counties, the average life expectancy is 20 years -- TWENTY years -- shorter than in other ...

    How to Plan for Healthcare Costs in Retirement: How Much Do You Need in 2016?

    How to Plan for Healthcare Costs in Retirement: How Much Do You Need in 2016?

    Retirement planning is hard. You have to account for 20-30 years of expenses that are difficult to predict and make sure you have enough money to pay for them. How to plan for healthcare costs in retirement is particularly challenging. These costs continue to rise and it is difficult to know what ...

    What Grade Do You Deserve in Life?

    What Grade Do You Deserve in Life?

    What grade does your lifestyle deserve? Take this quiz and find out!

    How Aging and Retirement Will Change in 2017 and Beyond

    How Aging and Retirement Will Change in 2017 and Beyond

    As baby boomers, retirees today are the generation of change.  Experts predict that aging and retirement will evolve tremendously in the near future. Many of the predictions outlined below were culled from from Next Avenue's list of Influencer's in Aging.  They named 50 thought leaders on aging and asked, "If you could change one thing about ...

    4 Ways to Stay Active in Retirement

    4 Ways to Stay Active in Retirement

    Retirement is the time to relax and enjoy a slower pace, but you still need to remain active in order to stay healthy. Sir Isaac Newton said that a body at rest tends to stay at rest while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. The more often you get up and get ...

    Soak Up the Sun? Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Alzheimer’s and Other Recent Health News (Stroke, Chocolate, Exercise…)

    Soak Up the Sun? Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Alzheimer’s and Other Recent Health News (Stroke, Chocolate, Exercise…)

    The journal Neurology recently published compelling research showing a strong association between low Vitamin D Levels and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by Dr. David Llewellyn at the University of Exeter Medical School, found that study participants who were severely deficient in Vitamin D were more than twice as likely ...

    Secrets of Super Agers and their Healthy Brains

    Secrets of Super Agers and their Healthy Brains

    Not all of us age at the same rate.  Some people look younger than others of the same age.  Some people are stronger than others of the same age.  And a few have brains that function much better than others of the same age.  “Super agers” are people who are over 80, but have the ...

    Expert Interview: The Importance of Exercise for Older Adults

    Expert Interview: The Importance of Exercise for Older Adults

    It's no secret that as we age, our bodies start to break down - including decreasing body alignment, muscle atrophy, weight gain and more. But it isn't just the outside of our bodies that we should be concerned with, says Ray Margiano, CEO and founder of Foot Solutions and Balance Walking. Inactivity as you age has ...

    There is a Retirement Healthcare Crisis: Be Prepared

    There is a Retirement Healthcare Crisis: Be Prepared

    Many people are all too familiar with the past few years’ economic crisis, but fewer realize that there’s another, potentially worse dilemma looming: the retirement healthcare crisis. As the nation’s 78 million Baby Boomers head toward retirement age, federal budgets for Medicare and Social Security are expected to be strained. At the same time, many aren’t ...

    Retirement Planning: Focus on Health Not Wealth for a Happy Retirement

    Retirement Planning: Focus on Health Not Wealth for a Happy Retirement

    More than 80% of today’s retirees say health is the most important ingredient for a happy retirement, meaning that the majority value good health even over financial security. In fact, only 58% of retirees say being financially secure is most important to them, according to a Merrill Lynch study of more than 5,400 Americans. This sentiment also ...

    Expert Interview: The Importance of Medical Alert Systems for Retirees

    Expert Interview: The Importance of Medical Alert Systems for Retirees

    The idea of falling in your home and being unable to call for help is a nerve-wracking prospect. Every year, over 250,000 people over the age of 65 are hospitalized for hip fractures, with 95% of those being caused by falling. From weakened bones to dizziness caused by medication, there are countless reasons a retiree could ...

    As Dangerous as Smoking and Stress, Loneliness Puts You at Risk

    As Dangerous as Smoking and Stress, Loneliness Puts You at Risk

    New research shows that feeling lonely is a big risk factor for heart attack, clogged arteries and stroke.  In fact, the dangers of loneliness are on par with obesity, light smoking and anxiety.  The British study found that feeling lonely or being socially isolated increases your risk by 29 percent for heart disease and 32 ...

    Health Costs for Retirees Are On the Rise—Here’s What You Need to Know

    Health Costs for Retirees Are On the Rise—Here’s What You Need to Know

    What goes up, must come down.  Right...? Actually the adage is wrong when it comes to healthcare costs! Healthcare costs are on the rise, again.  They continue to go up, Up, UP, UUUPPPPPPP! American retirees will need to save more for health care related expenses than they have in recent years, forcing many to plan proactively in the ...

    Expert Interview with Chad Tew about Advances in Longevity

    Expert Interview with Chad Tew about Advances in Longevity

    If you're on a quest to find the fountain of youth, the good news is that the journey starts and ends with you. "The tried-and-true techniques are still the best: don't smoke, maintain a healthy weight, get up and move, live a life of moderation, and maintain meaningful connections to people you care about," says Chad ...

    Seniors and Energy Drinks

    Seniors and Energy Drinks

    Typically, energy drinks have been marketed to the younger crowd – shown as a way to stay up for all night study sessions or all night dance parties.  But in 2012, the demographic these companies are targeting appears to be shifting to senior citizens! According to the consumer research group, The Values Institute at DGWB in ...

    Keeping Up with Tech Can Keep the Mind Young: With Amie Clark of TheSeniorList.com

    Keeping Up with Tech Can Keep the Mind Young: With Amie Clark of TheSeniorList.com

    The world of technology is constantly changing. Each year, phones, televisions, and computers grow smarter, while social media sites and app developers give us something new to figure out. At a certain point, it can be easier to give up on new trends and resign yourself to what you know. But could that actually work ...

    The case for Multivitamins

    The case for Multivitamins

    It’s hard these days to figure out what’s good for you.  For every scientific study telling you that eating more broccoli is the key to staving off heart attacks, there’s another one warning you that it can interfere with prescription drugs, and even increase the risk of stroke.  It’s certainly not our intention to add ...

    Staying Healthy for Retirement

    Staying Healthy for Retirement

    According to a Merrill Lynch study, more than 80% of today’s retirees say health is the most important ingredient for a happy retirement, meaning that the majority value good health even over financial security. Focus on Health Not Wealth for a Happy Retirement Money does not buy happiness, even in retirement. 41 Tips for a Healthy, Wealthy and ...