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Midweek Musings: Falls are Up and that’s Bad

A recent study from JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) found that an estimated 28.7% of adults aged 65 years or older fell in 2014.  Falls result in increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Risk factors for falls include age, medication use, poor balance, and chronic conditions (ie, depression, diabetes). A separate study bolsters …

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Fitness Friday – Yes, Moving Matters

Today I'm sharing an article from the NY Times, courtesy of Kelly's Fitness Article of the Day on Facebook.  If you are in information geek like me, you should "Like" her page at https://www.facebook.com/kellysfitnessarticleoftheday/ The study and subsequent article describe a correlation between exercise and longevity in older adults.  It underscores the importance of physical …

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Motivation Monday – What Doesn’t “Hill” You Makes You Stronger

Yesterday my friend Barbara, Carolyn and I  ran a 12 mile training run.  We started in the Headlands, ran down and across the GG Bridge towards the Marina Green. Surprise!  As we came down the stairs near the Warming Hut we dropped smack dab into the "Bridge to Bridge" race.  Undaunted we hopped in (BUT, …

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