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How Fitness is Essential – To Enjoying an Active Retirement

Or even getting to a healthy retirement.   Vince wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Sheba (below) wanted to participate with her son, a Special Olympian, and inspire other women to exercise. Ari wanted to lose weight and get healthy enough…

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Want to prevent Alzheimer’s, depression and more?

Why exercise is so important Wendy Suzuki was a successful scientist and academic. But in her 50s, she was so immersed in work that she had no social life, and she was overweight due to lack of activity.     So she went back to…

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Is my “slow metabolism” stalling my weight loss?

Written by Kamal Patel and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Oct 22, 2018. The words “slow metabolism” are incredibly overused. As in “I just can’t lose weight anymore; my metabolism has really slowed down.” Or “I’m not like you, I can’t just eat everything I…

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Is creatine safe for your kidneys?

Written by Michael Hull and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Oct 4, 2018. Why is this a concern? Considering creatine’s popularity as a sports supplement, it isn’t surprising that concerns have been raised about potential adverse effects — especially on the kidneys. Why the kidneys? To…

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WHAT IS THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?

Here’s a riddle for you: I’m small, but I’m everywhere. I circulate, but I’m not the circulatory system. I’m not a nobody (or an antibody), and I’m certainly not immune to playing defense against invaders. If you think I don’t filter, you gotta be kidney-ing…

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Lemon Water – Is it good for you?

Written by Wyatt Brown and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Sep 20, 2018. What’s with the lemon-water hype? If you’ve spent any significant amount of time perusing popular diet websites, chances are you’ve seen articles about the many benefits of lemon juice, or as frequently…

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YOUR GUT MICROBIOME’S REACTION TO DIETARY FIBER

If you think the word gut is gross, prepare yourself for the next sentence. Your gastrointestinal tract is a hotel for trillions of little critters. These bacteria, yeast, fungi, and more are pretty amazing. They increase your ability to metabolize a variety of substances you…

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Nutrition for seniors:

7 lifestyle strategies to stay strong, healthy, and independent longer. By Jennifer Broxterman, MSc, RD Forgetting things, feeling incapable, grappling with loneliness, and maybe not enjoying daily life? Aging is inevitable, but these symptoms don’t have to be. Whether you’re noticing them in yourself, or…

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