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    Why Snoring Gets Worse with Age and What You Can Do About It

    By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone,” British novelist Anthony Burgess reportedly said. Who hasn’t either been robbed of a night of peaceful sleep or been banished to another room because of snoring?It is one of the most common sleep problems, at least occasionally affecting about 90 million Americans, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And while the subject of jokes, snoring can indicate a serious medical problem.Why Snoring In...  Read More...

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    The 7 Benefits of Dancing at Any Age

    By Deborah Quilter for Next AvenuePier I juts out over the Hudson River on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with — depending on your vantage point — mesmerizing views of the New York City skyline or New Jersey. As the waning sun hovered above the horizon, 16 older women wearing name tags waited for their Thursday dance class to begin. They didn’t seem to mind that the humidity felt like a sticky second shirt or that there was little breeze in the air.Sitting in the middle of t...  Read More...

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    6 Simple Tactics to Fight Loneliness

    By Cyn Meyer for Next AvenueAccording to AARP’s Loneliness Study, which surveyed adults ages 45 and older, more than 35 percent of of older adults are lonely, and loneliness is a significant predictor of poor health.This report also found that lonely people are less likely to be involved in social events, which, too, can mean poorer health, since being social is so important for your mental, physical, and emotional well-being.Additional consequences of loneliness include:45 percent increase in r...  Read More...

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    7 Ways to Become a Lifelong Exerciser After 50

    By Kelly K. James for © Next AvenueOn a typical morning, you’re likely to find Chris Kelly, 64, at his neighborhood YMCA in Downers Grove, Ill. The retired captain for United Airlines starts his day with an early workout.“I’ve always enjoyed physical activity,” says Kelly.   Read More...

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    Using Your Own Body Weight to Exercise After 50

    Enjoy great health benefits without the need for special equipmentBy Edmund O. Lawler for Next AvenueWhen she talks to her patients about exercise, Johns Hopkins geriatrician Dr. Alicia Arbaje encounters resistance about two-thirds of the time.“I’m too old, I’m too sick, I’m in too much pain,” Arbaje says are the reasons most frequently given by patients for not wanting to exercise.   Read More...

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    21 Unvarnished Truths About Retirement

    Jonathan Look being "attacked" by baby elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand [Photo credit: Jonathan Look | lifepart2.com][/caption]By Jonathan Look for Next AvenueSix years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began traveling the world. I had been living a good life but longed for something more. My passions have always been travel, photography and writing, so I decided to take a calculated risk and create a new life on “the road less traveled.&rdq...  Read More...

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    What We Can Still Learn From Mister Rogers as Adults

    6 gems from the late, great PBS star [Photo credit: PBS PressRoom][/caption]By Shayla Stern for Next AvenueHi neighbor.You cannot say those words, even many years since Fred Rogers last created new TV shows, without knowing that they’re from Fred Rogers. That gentle voice with the slight drawl soothed even the most restless spirits.I remember coming home from preschool and having my babysitter turn on Channel 12 – my local PBS channel – to calm me before “rest time.&rdquo...  Read More...

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    5 lessons from the oldest old

    Photo cedit: Adobe Stock[/caption]By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn&...  Read More...

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