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Seniors: When you exercise your body, you can boost brain health, too

November 10, 2023

BPT Physical fitness is important as you age, improving strength, flexibility and balance. Research shows that your morning stretch, daily walk or weekly fitness class is doing more than just helping your body feel its best; it’s supporting your brain health, too. Staying physically active can help older adults maintain – and even improve –…

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Harnessing the power of age: Five key benefits of hiring older workers

October 27, 2023

By Gary A. Officer, president and CEO The Center for Workforce Inclusion BPT When you think of new hires, who do you picture? While you may expect applicants to be 20-somethings straight out of college or 30- to 40-somethings making a career change, in reality, you’ll likely see more applicants who are older adults. According…

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Learn how to save up to $5,000 a year on prescription drugs

October 20, 2023

BPT  If you take a prescription medication, have you ever skipped a dose or refill due to cost? If so, you’re not alone. Taking medication as prescribed is essential to your health, but it’s difficult to choose between your own well-being and your financial well-being. One potential solution to this dilemma: personal prescription importation. Prescription…

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Quiz: Could hereditary cancer run in your family?

September 29, 2023

BPT People go to great lengths to decrease their cancer risk. Many of us wear sunscreen, avoid processed foods, go for regular checkups and eat organic produce — but what if your risk is hereditary, rather than environmental? News stories about celebrities like Angelina Jolie have made people aware that mutations in the BRCA gene…

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It’s easier than ever to improve your hearing

September 21, 2023

BPT Imagine this: You’re having dinner with friends. You know that someone just said something funny because everyone else at the table is laughing. You’re too embarrassed to admit that you didn’t hear the joke, so you laugh along with everyone else. For many adults, living with hearing loss is a daily struggle. But it…

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What you need to know about cholesterol

August 25, 2023

Stay in control to help prevent heart disease, heart attack and stroke FAMILY FEATURES Understanding and improving cholesterol is important for people of all ages, including children and teens. Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels can help keep your heart healthy and lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke. High cholesterol usually has…

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How to make your home work for you through the years

July 21, 2023

BPTCourtesy of Peerless® Faucet“Aging in place” (aka independent living) is the phenomenon of older adults remaining in their homes as they age, rather than relocating or moving into an institutional setting. In fact, about 75% of 50+-year-olds would like to stay in their current homes or communities for as long as possible, compared to about…

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Five ways older adults can exercise in the heat like a senior athlete

July 14, 2023

BPT It’s vital to stay active as you age, but how can you keep working toward your fitness goals during the sweltering summer heat? Exercising outdoors as the temps — and humidity — climb may be not only uncomfortable but can risk conditions like heat stroke and heat exhaustion. If you’re beginning any exercise program,…

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