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Need to Get Organized? These Mobile Apps Will Help.

Posted on 12/30/2013 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyGetting more organized and living healthier are classic New Year’s resolutions.  If you’re like me, you need all the help you can get. Here are six mobile apps that can help. While they aren’t marketed specifically to the 50+ audience, I’ve found reasons they can make our lives easier. I use them all regularly. They are free and available on iPhone or Android. To stay organized Manilla– is a free service that lets you manage and organize your bills and …

Exercise Boosts Memory in Adults Over 50

Posted on 11/13/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Brain Health | Bulletin TodayWant to stay mentally sharp? Just an hour of exercise three times a week can improve memory and brain health in as little as six weeks, according to a small new study. For the study, researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas divided sedentary adults from the ages of 57 to 75 into an exercise group and a control group. The exercise group rode on a stationary bike or walked on a treadmill for …

Who Wants to Live to 120? Hardly Anyone

Posted on 08/7/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf a new medical treatment could slow aging and allow you to live to 120, would you want to? Most Americans would say, “No thanks,” according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. The researchers wanted to know Americans’ views on aging — after all, one in five will be age 65 by 2050 — as well as the recent push for medical research and advances to extend our life expectancy. Turns out, we’re not so thrilled about …

Eating Done Right: Oatmeal – Food of the Week

Posted on 05/14/2013 by | Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthFor sheer versatility, oatmeal is hard to beat. Besides serving as a hearty breakfast cereal, oatmeal can be added to meat loaf or baked in cookies, cakes, bread, muffins and scones. Oatmeal can also be ground in a blender to create oat flour that can be used as a coating for fish or chicken. Oatmeal is credited with numerous health benefits. Regularly consuming oatmeal lowers cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart disease. Oatmeal also enhances the immune system’s …

11 Healthiest Foods That Won’t Go to Waist

Posted on 05/10/2012 by | Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthWhat’s in your cupboard and refrigerator? Are you regularly preparing and enjoying foods that can reduce your cholesterol along with the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer? Some of these superfoods can help you manage your appetite by stabilizing your blood-sugar level and can even lift your spirit. All of these benefits are critical to those of us seeking to keep our weight in check. Here are 11 of the 150 healthiest foods, according to Dr. Jonny Bowden, a nationally …