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  1. Don't be lonely as you get older

    Loneliness isn't good for your health especially as you get older. There's plenty of evidence to show that having close connections with friends and family may help us stay healthier and live longer. For many people in the UK that's not the case. Age UK estimates a million older people haven't spoke

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  2. Making the most of your retirement budget

    Free bus passes, cheaper cinema tickets and discounts at DIY stores - being a senior can have its plus points. If you are living on a fixed income in retirement you may need to look after the pennies as you won't be making much interest off savings. But there are plenty of opportunities to save cash

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  3. Balance exercises for older people

    Balance exercises that keep you steadier on your feet can go a long way to prevent falls as you get older. Around 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 have at least one fall each year. It can lead to broken bones, a loss of mobility, and in some cases make it difficult for you to live by yourself withou

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  4. Brain training: Does it work?

    In 2000, researchers at University College London discovered something remarkable: London cab drivers have a larger posterior hippocampus (part of the brain involved in long-term memory) than people who don't drive taxis for a living. The researchers also found that the longer the cab drivers had be

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  5. 10 top nutrition tips for older people

    A good diet and keeping healthy is not just for the young. As we get older it's just as important to eat well to stay well. We have different nutrition needs and key nutrients to focus on as we age. It's never too late to make tweaks and changes that may give you a better quality of life or even a l

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  6. Top 10 signs of malnourishment in older people

    Eating well can be a struggle for older people sometimes. There are lots of different reasons why eating well can be challenging as you get older, but being undernourished – often called malnutrition – can affect your quality of life. In fact more than a million older people in the UK are malnourish

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  7. It's never too late to get active

    Do you want to know the secret of a healthier and happier life? It's not winning the lottery or a new wonder drug - it's plain old exercise! Staying active as you age can help prevent illness and disease, ward off depression and helps you stay independent. The UK is getting older, 1 in 6 is currentl

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  8. Am I too old for yoga?

    You are never too old to take up yoga. In fact yoga benefits you as you age. It can help ward off the physical limitations that sometimes come as you get older. It helps relieve stiffness, improves balance and makes you physically stronger. Many long-term yoga devotees never stop. The world's oldest

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  9. Keeping in shape over 60

    Staying trim and keeping fit is a good goal whatever your age. It's true it can be harder to keep the weight off as you get older but there's no need to use being 60 plus as an excuse to let it all hang out! The same basic rules apply whatever your age. Burn more calories than you eat. Enjoy a healt

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  10. What's the best thing about getting older?

    With so much emphasis on 'anti-ageing', we tend to assume that old age is something to be dreaded. But recent figures on happiness and life satisfaction show that people aged 60 to 80 feel happier than most other adults - and much happier than those aged around 40 to 55. So what's their secret? A sl

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