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The Role Mitochondria Play in Healthy Aging and How Exercise Keeps Them Healthy

The Role Mitochondria Play in Healthy Aging and How Exercise Keeps Them Healthy

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If you remember anything from cell biology, you might know that mitochondria are energy-producing structures inside cells, but there’s evidence that they also play a role in aging and the risk of developing age-related diseases such as type 2-diabetes. Here’s the good news. Exercise helps keep mitochondria healthy and more resistant to damage. Find out more.

Exercising with Low Back Pain

Exercising with Low Back Pain

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If you have lower back pain, you might be tempted to miss your workout – but should you? While you should avoid certain exercises when your back aches, movement is one of the best ways to work through some of the tightness and spasm. Read on and find out what exercises are best for lower back pain, which to avoid, and low back pain “red flags” that suggest you need further evaluation.

What to Eat for Eye Health

What to Eat for Eye Health

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What would it be like to lose your vision? Something to think about, as your risk goes up as you age. Fortunately, research shows consuming certain nutrients may lower your risk for age-related visual problems like cataracts. Find out what to eat to keep your eyes healthy and preserve your vision.

Success Story Spotlight: An Aha Moment by Charlene

Success Story Spotlight: An Aha Moment by Charlene

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My weight gain had been gradual: a few pounds in college, a few more in law school, and then after I got married, until I had my first son and hit an OMG number of 208 lbs. You have an image in your head of what you look like, and for me it took a day at the spa to snap me out of it. I had treated myself to a day of beauty at the spa before my first son’s Christening, and was mortified when I had to return to the desk and ask the receptionist who appeared to weigh 89 lbs. if they had a larger robe, as the one size fits all robe, was lying.