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The workout that works for seniors of all ages and mobility levels: resistance training

(BPT) - Think you’re too old and frail to work out? Think again! The health benefits of daily exercise are widely known, but seniors facing health and mobility issues may feel working out is beyond their abilities. Sixty-three percent of people 60 and older don’t engage in daily exercise, according to the National Council on Aging’s The United States of Aging Survey.

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Monday 04/13/2015
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Updated: April 21, 2015 - 1:33 am

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Monday 03/30/2015
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Updated: April 07, 2015 - 1:33 am

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Thursday 03/26/2015
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Updated: April 03, 2015 - 1:33 am

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Updated: April 03, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Americans know tax day is the deadline to file income tax returns with the federal government. But tax day is also another important deadline: workers have until tax day to make contributions to their individual retirement accounts (IRAs) for the previous year.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
8 Tips to Help Seniors Conquer Stress
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 1:39 am

(NewsUSA) - As boomers retire from their jobs at unprecedented rates in the U.S., you'd think they'd be spending their free time with friends, lingering over the morning newspaper and coffee or taking January vacations in a warm place. But many seniors are finding themselves in a predicament that few anticipate in retirement: parenting for a second time. Census reports indicate that 2.7 million grandparents are responsible for their grandchildren. Their added duties may be fulfilling, but they may be stressful, too.

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Monday 03/09/2015
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Updated: March 10, 2015 - 1:39 am

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