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Many of our parents and grandparents engaged in regular physical activity and manual labor for their exercise.  Gardening, growing crops, maintaining the ranches and farms, climbing stairs to their second or third or fourth floor apartment, walking to get shopping and other business done, and even working into their later years required daily physical activity. Yes, there was Jack LaLanne – one of the first fitness gurus and role models for proper diet, exercise and staying healthy – but most adults were able to stay fit, or at least delay weight gain into their later years, without going to a...

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AIG survey finds 53 percent want to live to 100—yet 51 percent are uncertain their savings will last Nearly six in 10 (59 percent) fear running out of money more than death As more people are living into their 80s and 90s, more than one out of every two Americans has their sights set on even greater longevity. According to a survey1 released today by AIG Life & Retirement, a surprising 53 percent say their goal is to live to 100 years. Thirty-nine percent identify deeper family relationships as the main benefit of such a long life, 32 percent name seeing...

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The phrase seeing clearly has two meanings, a figurative meaning and a literal one.  Successful aging requires that we see the future clearly, with a positive frame of mind, without having our vision restricted by doubt and negative thinking.  We might say that seeing clearly is a figure of speech, a metaphor for how we feel when we look into the future. Of course, seeing clearly should also be taken literally, as a fact, as an accurate description of visual acuity. We know that a majority of those over age 60 require some sort of vision correction.  Seeing objects closeup...

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The famous Renaissance architect, painter, and sculptor, Michelangelo Buonarroti, was highly esteemed for his statues, created from blocks of marble and granite.  He has been described as one of the greatest artists of all time.  In fact, he sculpted two of his best-known works, the Pieta and the statue David, before the age of 30.  Born in 1475 and died in 1564 at the age of 88, he was admired for his terribilita, what his contemporaries referred to as his ability to instill a sense of awe in his works.

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Aleksander Doba just completed his third solo voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, in a specially built kayak, just shy of his 71st birthday.  His third voyage, from New Jersey to a port on the coast of France, took 110 days. His first trip, in 2014, originated in Senegal on the west coast of Africa and ended in in a town on the coast of Brazil, and the second went from Lisbon, Portugal and ended on the beaches in Florida in 2014.  These trips leave him covered in salt-induced skin 

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