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Feeling blue? Try these ‘mood elevators’

By Ian Wiseman Feeling down occasionally is a normal part of life and when we experience a low mood there is often a tendency to question our sense of self-worth. The more miserable we feel, the more twisted our thinking … Continue reading

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Walking may lower dementia risk

For people in their 60s, regular walking appears to lower the risk of dementia. The finding, published  in the medical journal Neurology, is the latest study to show that exercise helps delay some of the worst ravages of aging for … Continue reading

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Exercise: a guide for older people

Keeping active won’t make you younger but it may prevent or delay the annoying or downright dangerous effects of ageing such as falling and tripping. http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/exercise-and-physical-activity

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Brain Fitness: tips to keep mentally alert

By Ian Wiseman  ‘Brain Fitness’ is a popular topic often referred to in self-help books with many programmes claiming that ‘old dogs’ can be taught new tricks.  And there is growing body of evidence to support this claim. If you … Continue reading

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Exercise: The wonder drug for the over 50’s

Exercise has been described as the wonder drug for the over 50’s.  Here the American Heart Association provides strong motivation for regular enjoyable exercise: Reduces cardiovascular risk factors Regular exercise – such as brisk walking (brisk enough to work up … Continue reading

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