Staying mentally sharp

JdtmBoost your memory and develop habits that can help counter age-related memory loss: • Make associations For example, if you’re introduced to Fred who has red hair, link his name to his hair color. • Choose what to remember If you meet several people at once, focus on remembering a …

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Exercising for a healthy heart

JdtdtjIf you exercise regularly, you may lower your risk of a heart attack and stroke. If you’re middle-aged or older and haven’t been exercising regularly or have a chronic health problem, work with your doctor to develop an exercise program. To condition your heart safely: • Start at a comfortable …

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Reducing your risk of stroke and heart attack

JatdOne of the best ways to protect yourself against a stroke or heart attack is by not smoking. Here are other ways: • Maintain a healthy weight Being overweight increases your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease and diabetes — risk factors for a stroke and …

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