1 in 8 Older Americans May Be ‘Junk Food Addicts,’ Poll Finds

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It may be that as many as 13% of older adults are addicted to highly processed comfort foods, a new survey finds. Craving cookies, chips, packaged snacks and soda was seen in adults aged 50 to 80, according to new data from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, from the University of Michigan Institute for […]

The Time Is Now to Curb Spring Allergies

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Send yourself some love this Valentine’s Day by setting a reminder to start taking your spring allergy medications. It’s important to begin allergy meds two weeks before symptoms are expected to appear when possible, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). “It’s not the most romantic idea in the world, but […]

Step Up! Here’s How to Start a Healthy Walking Habit

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Starting a walking routine is simple because it requires so little: comfortable, supportive walking shoes and your own two feet. Unlike gym workouts, the initial expense is small and the schedule is flexible. “Walking’s a great way to work out because we can integrate it into our daily lives,” said Amanda Paluch, an assistant professor in […]