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Staying Fit in Your Golden Years

Age eventually catches up with all of us and our bodies change as the years roll on. Many people spend their lives preparing for a financially comfortable retirement, but not too many spend their time preparing for a healthy one. As you age, your body and your health needs require more attention than before.One of the most important secrets to aging healthy is to ensure that you are getting the essential vitamins and minerals in the quantity that your body requires. So what minerals do you need and how do you get them? Here are some of the most essential ones that will guarantee a stronger healthier...
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Is Vitamin D Deficiency now a global epidemic?

Twenty years ago, if you had mentioned that you were vitamin D deficient, the comment might well have been met with surprise. Now, depending where you live, you probably have a one in three chance that the person you are talking to has the same problem. A study conducted by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia in 1999-2000 and published in Clinical Endocrinology, showed that 31% of Australians between the ages of 25 and 95 were deficient in this vitamin. A 2009 report from the International Osteoporosis Foundation Working Group showed high rates of vitamin D deficiency throughout...
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The Many Benefits of Collagen

Collagen is a natural protein that is produced by the body and is used in  various connective tissues. Its production decreases as we get older, so younger people have more of it in their bodies than older people. It is a natural wonder as it has many great benefits to the body and is especially known to enhance a youthful look and strengthen the bones and joints. Collagen supplements are widely available and many people use them to reap the many benefits which include: Joint support: It provides support to various body tissues like the bones, muscles and skin. As such, it is great for older people...
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Is Omega-3 the Secret to Staying Young?

Since the search for the fountain of youth described by Herodotus in the days of Ancient Greece, people have been searching for ways to delay or even reverse the aging process. Although a definitive remedy for aging has yet to be identified, a recently undertaken international pilot study appears to indicate that subjects taking supplements of Omega-3 demonstrated a significant reduction in one of the key aging processes; telomere shortening. Essential fatty acids, which include Omega-3 and Omega-6 compounds, have already been credited with a wealth of health benefits; this piece of research provides...
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