Category Archives: Aging

Yoga lubricates an active life

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We get older, the joints stiffen, living an active life becomes more of a challenge.
Consider these facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • From 2010- 2012, an estimated 52.5 million US adults (22.7 percent) annually were told by a doctor that they have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia.
  • An estimated 49.7 percent of adults 65 years or older reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis from 2010-2012.
  • An estimated 62% of adults with arthritis are 65 years of age or older.

Staying active helps ward off the effects of arthritis, and the folks at SoMuchYoga.com tell us, working some yoga into your life is a good way to help you maintain an active lifestyle. Yoga can reduce pain, increase your range of motion, helps you build strength, improves your balance, and offers a host of additional psychological benefits.
Learn more about how a regimen of yoga can aid your active lifestyle at this article, “Yoga for Arthritis: The Amazing Way Yoga Helps Alleviate Arthritis Pain,” from SoMuchYoga.com. read more

Ashton Applewhite discusses her ‘aging manifesto’ Friday in Durham

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Early on, I made my living as a writer telling readers about places to go and explore. I still do that, but three years ago I thought it might be fun to actually take people to the places I wrote about. That experience has been more rewarding than I could have imagined. In part, that’s because many of the people I take out are my age — 60 — or older read more