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How Nitric Oxide Helps Put the Brakes on the Aging Process

Do you feel like you’re getting older at an increasingly rapid pace? While it’s impossible to halt the aging process, there are things we can do to slow it down. What’s the most critical factor in your health and well-being? The typical issues that come to mind are heart health, body weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, and mental fitness. It’s …

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Sleepless in the Summer – How Extended Daylight Affects Our Health

Unless you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll get less sleep for the next several months. The amount of light and darkness affects the timing and regulation of our sleep patterns. With increased daylight hours, our brains delay the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Most of us stay up later but still wake up at the same time each …

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Happy 50th Birthday! Mother Nature Has a Few Gifts for You

Okay, maybe you’re not quite turning fifty, or perhaps you already unwrapped some of Mother Nature’s gifts of aging. Either way, she’s coming for you! Our youth is a time of strength and invincibility. Our bodies are lean, flexible, and resilient. We can stay out late, eat fast food, have an extra couple of beers, recover quickly, and for the …

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A Guide to the 3 Best Methods for Improved Bone Health as We Age

Are you a man over 50 looking for ways to improve your bone health and prevent diseases like osteoporosis? Probably not, but maybe you should consider it. Here are some startling statistics which should put osteoporosis in perspective: One in eight men will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.   Almost 30% of all hip fractures occur in men. …

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How an Increasing Reliance on Technology is Slowly Degrading Our Working Memories

Think back to the days of the clamshell phone with the rotary dial and the twenty-foot cord. If you’re not quite that old, harken back to cordless phones when their range extended to most but not all of the rooms in your house. How many numbers could you recall by picking up the phone and dialing? How many phone numbers …