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Wellness After 50: How to reach optimal health

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By Metro Creative

Reaching one’s 50th birthday in optimal health is an accomplishment to be proud of. The hard work required to be healthy in midlife includes adhering to a nutritious diet and exercising regularly. Once individuals cross the threshold and enter their 50s, they can look to some additional strategies to maintain their physical and mental well-being for decades to come.


• Get a pet. Many people 50 and older qualify as “empty nesters,” a term applied to adults whose children have grown up and moved out of their homes. Some empty nesters experience a phenomenon known as “empty nest syndrome,” which the Mayo Clinic notes can be marked by feelings of sadness or loss. Pets can help people over 50 with no children at home overcome feelings linked to empty nest syndrome.

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Helping You Hear Well

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By HearCare & Associates

Hearing well is not only important to your overall good health, it’s essential for your enjoyment of life. Even if you’ve adjusted to your hearing difficulty, it takes work. It’s exhausting to always remain vigilant about reading lips, filtering background noise, and trying to understand voices.


“When you can hear better, you’re more likely to feel healthier and enjoy activities with family and friends because you’re not having to work so hard to participate,” said Jill Sheppard, B.S., SLP/Audiology, Licensed Fitter and Dispenser of Hearing Instrument (LFDHI) and owner of HearCare & Associates in Sherman and Gainesville. “The newest digital hearing aids are programmed to your individual hearing needs so you have less listening fatigue and enjoy better speech understanding. Just being able to hear your granddaughter’s voice again is a remarkable achievement for those who have been missing out on the simple pleasures of life.”

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A New Year: Six Popular Health-based Resolutions

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Resolutions that focus on health and fitness are made each year. Numerous people are eager to lose weight, improve their physical fitness levels or even stop habits that can hinder their mental or physical wellness. As the new year ticks closer, individuals can explore these popular resolutions as they get on the path to better health.

  1. Commit to quit. The American Cancer Society says about half of all Americans who keep smoking will die due to the habit. Smoking kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, guns, HIV, and illegal drugs combined. Smoking not only causes cancer, it also damages nearly every part the body, including the bones, reproductive organs, mouth, skin, eyes, and blood vessels. Quitting can help reverse the effects of years of smoking.
  2. Limit alcohol intake. The phrase “everything in moderation” applies to alcohol consumption. Excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to liver and kidney damage. When these organs are not functioning properly, they cannot filter toxins out of the body, resulting in potentially irreparable damage. Resolve to cut down on alcohol consumption if you are drinking more than two drinks per day.

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Live Longer: How Exercise Can Help Extend Your Life

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There are many reasons to get in shape. Weight loss is a prime motivator, as is reversing a negative health effect, such as high cholesterol or increased diabetes risk. Routine exercise also can improve life expectancy.

WebMD says exercise keeps the body and brain healthy. That’s why exercise should be an important component of daily life no matter one’s age.

Research published in the journal Immune Aging found that how people age is 75 percent lifestyle and only 25 percent genetics, which underscores the importance of the lifestyle choices people make.

Cardiorespiratory fitness.

Many health experts say that cardiorespiratory fitness may be just as valuable a metric to determine overall health as blood pressure and lipid levels. People with a high aerobic capacity can deliver oxygen to tissues and cells efficiently to fuel exercise, according to data published in 2014 in the journal Aging & Disease. In a study involving 11,335 women, researchers compared V02 max, also known as aerobic capacity, in women with mortality data. Women who were fit from a cardiovascular perspective had a lower death rate from all causes, irrespective of the women’s weight.

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