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Strength Training’s Surprising Health Benefits

Recent research shows how powerfully protective lifting weights can be — for your brain, your blood sugar, your mood, and more

  

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Have Fun, Get Fit With AARP

Our 2019 challenge will inspire you to get walking! Sign up today.

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Make That Daily Walk Happen

Walking is terrific exercise — if you do it regularly. Here's how to make the habit stick

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How to Find Time for Exercise

Building a fitness schedule — and strategies for sticking with it

Healthy Eating

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Low-Carb? Low-Fat? What the Latest Dieting Studies Tell Us

Both strategies help shed pounds when they limit sugars and processed flour

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Spring Asparagus Is a Delicacy Worth the Wait

Chef David Tanis shares memories and his recipe for a spicy stir-fry

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Prepare Your Own One-Bowl Meal for Cheaper Dining

Skip the lines and create your own delicious feast by using a simple checklist

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99 Ways to Add Healthy Years to Your Life

99 Ways to Live a Longer, Healthier Life

Start the year off right with these essential health tips from top experts

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Driving With Hearing Loss

How to stay safe behind the wheel when you don't hear well


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