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Information and advice on living more healthy lives, it seems, is everywhere. It’s on every platform, digital and traditional—online and print, videos and books, webinars and live seminars, network news and online features.
Living an active lifestyle is a fun way to maintain a healthy mind and body.
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As a member of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, an America Walks initiative, AARP Livable Communities will be walking to and talking at the second annual  National Walking Summit, in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28-30.
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There's no debate that exercise can help us live a longer, healthier life. But let's say you have a chronic health condition that makes exercise difficult. Or maybe you're just very busy. Is there a minimum amount of exercise older adults can do to reap at least some benefits?
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How bad are Americans about not getting any physical activity whatsoever? Really bad. Like record-setting bad.
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Walking is the best, easiest way to avoid or reduce the pain of arthritic knees, but up to now no one seemed to agree on just how much walking was needed to get the most benefit. Now a new study suggests it's less than we thought.
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Recently, I wrote about New Year's resolutions and that, among those 50 years and older with resolutions, 25% are working on health/fitness goals--the largest category by far. We've found this focus on health and fitness in a variety of other research too. For example, AARP research shows that when many people are turning 50, they set a goal to lose weight and get in shape before that big day. In an AARP  study of conversations online about 50 th birthdays, losing weight was the strongest theme within the 50 th birthday conversations around achieving a goal. Typical quotes included: "Looking forward to losing this 50# by my 50th B-day in July."
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For those of us with a sweet tooth - which appears to be most of the country - the newest research carries some bitter news: Americans eat way too much sugar, and it's killing us.
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What are your New Year's resolutions for 2014? You don't have any? Join the club.
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If a new British study is right, slow and steady wins the (health) race for older men trying to lower their risk of stroke.
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