"Let's play ball! Garry Marshall introduces the Senior Softball league,\] showing us that even as we age it's good to find a sport that brings health and happiness to our lives.
A recent Time article found that most people (77 percent) want to live to 100. How about you? Sorry Al Roker and Smuckers, but the odds of actually living that long are against us — in the 2010 Census, only about 53,000 centenarians were living in the United States. Even if the population of centenarians doubles, that’s fewer than 4 people per 10,000 who’ll live to 100.
The key to a longer life may be as simple as lifting weights, according to a new analysis of older adults which showed twice-weekly strength training resulted in lower odds of dying. In fact, the odds of death for any reason was 46 percent lower in those who trained with resistance compared to those who did not.
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As health experts frequently say, small changes can lead to big results. So here’s a quick round-up of 10 practical diet tweaks for fiftysomething eaters, strategies that are geared toward slowly reshaping meals to help better manage everything from blood pressure and blood sugar to weight and vision: 1. Ditch the low-protein breakfast cereal. Is…