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  1. Hit the weights: Better muscle strength encourages better cognitive abilities, studies find

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    Be strong, think strong. That's the takeaway from recent studies on the connection between moderate exercise at any age and improved mental acuity.

    “The payoff is great at any age,” Dr. Ross Andel says of strength training.
  2. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Eckerd College has full slate of fall classes, activities

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    The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute — OLLI — at Eckerd College is offering more than 200 noncredit classes and activities this fall. Most courses will be offered at Eckerd, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, and the Centre of Palm Harbor, 1500 16th St.

  3. Give your body the fuel it needs for a good workout

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    So, you have your exercise routine down pat. You're doing your cardio workouts four or five days a week and having a go at strength exercises several times a week. But are you giving your body the fuel it needs to do all that?

    Peter Michaelson, St. Petersburg, does a Reverse Lunge with a Single Arm Press
  4. AARP study explores the role 50-plus moviegoers play at the box office

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    A new study shows that seniors have a much larger impact on the success — or failure — of a film than previously realized, even films that might seem aimed at a much younger audience.

    According to the study, more than 30 percent of all cinema visits were made by 50-plus adults.
  5. Websites, apps can direct you to discounts

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    Maybe they are embarrassed about their age. Or unaware of the many discount programs for seniors. Or simply thinking about something else.

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  6. Fight stress with stretching, exercise, deep breathing

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    Have you ever thought of having a de-stressing plan? Stress seems to attack all of us in some shape or form, whether it's work deadlines, family issues or just dealing with traffic. Most of the stress we deal with is short-lived, but when it continues to hang around and develop into chronic stress, those stress hormones …

    Yoga- Victoria Chadsey, Bradenton, uses The Tree pose.  LIFETIMES.
  7. Gulfport potter McCabe Coolidge continues to give back

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    Next to a popup canopy under which colorfully glazed bowls, coffee cups, flowerpots and other pieces of clay pottery are scattered on tables, a gray-haired man sits hunched over a pottery wheel.

    McCabe Coolidge poses for a portrait at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on June 13.
  8. Broaden your world, and think like a travel writer

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    With summer travel options on the horizon, seniors are looking to expand their travel experiences, often on an inflexible budget. One way to do that is to travel like a travel writer, experiencing wherever and however you travel with fresh eyes and fresh insight.

    Nancy Mueller is a Seattle-based travel writer.
  9. Looking for a cool — and good — workout? Suit up and head to the pool

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    Want to get your exercise fix and remain cool? A water workout could very well be your answer. The constant resistance of the water offers a good workout. In the past, water fitness was believed to be for the older generation or pregnant women. That's not so today. The benefits of water exercise are being enjoyed by …

    Earl Vaughn of St. Pete demonstrates the starting position of the chest fly exercise at the Vinoy pool in St Petersburg, FL,  May 9, 2017.
  10. Glen Campbell's wife Kim discusses challenges, guilt caregivers of Alzheimer's patients, others face

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    If there's one thing Kim Campbell would change about caregiving for Alzheimer's patients, it's the attitude so many of us have toward transferring a loved one from home to a long-term care facility. According to Campbell, it's often the most kind, loving decision you can make. It's not a sign of failure, but one of …

    Kim Campbell, wife of country music legend Glen Campbell, is acknowledged by those attending the free event where she shared the story of her personal journey with Alzheimer???‚??„?s disease and the struggles she faced caring for her husband on Friday (5/26/17) at the Suncoast Hospice's Empath Health Service Center in Clearwater. Empath Choices for Care, a member of Empath Health, and Arden Courts Memory Care hosted the free event where Kim shared her story to help others understand the early stages, how the disease changes lives, the challenges families face and the role of caregiver.