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Simple ways to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

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It’s never too late to make smart lifestyle changes that will protect your health in years to come.

1. Eat more fruits and veggies

2. Reach for berries

3. Increase omega-3 fatty acids

4. Take folic acid supplements

5. Sip a glass of wine smarter

6. Go on Mediterranean style diet

7. Control your blood pressure

8. Have strong social support

Read more on: http://www.prevention.com/health/health-concerns/8-ways-prevent-alzheimers-disease?s=1


Seniors learn ‘parkour’

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LONDON — On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges — all elements of a daredevil discipline known as “parkour.”
What was unusual about the scene is that Thomson is 79 and all of her classmates are over 60.
They are members of a unique weekly class for seniors in a sport more commonly known for gravity-defying jumps than helping people with arthritis.
The London parkour class of about a dozen students is taught by two instructors who have adapted the sport’s main elements to a level that can be handled even by those over 60 who have replacement joints or other medical conditions.

The London parkour class of about a dozen students is taught by two instructors who have adapted the sport’s main elements to a level that can be handled even by those over 60 who have replacement joints or other medical conditions.

The London parkour class of about a dozen students is taught by two instructors who have adapted the sport’s main elements to a level that can be handled even by those over 60 who have replacement joints or other medical conditions.

David Terrace, a health and fitness expert for the charity Age U.K., said any efforts to get older people more active should be welcomed.“There’s no age limit for exercise, it’s just about the individual and what they feel comfortable doing,” he said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/uk-seniors-learn-parkour-favorite-sport-daredevil-youths-article-1.1852626#ixzz394QxcGIx