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Everyone has a life story. It is the essence of what has happened in our lives and encompasses our entire life experience. Some stories are long, some not so long. But each is unique, and no two are written alike.

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Older Adults Need Interaction for Health
Older Adults Need Interaction for Health

Recently in a series of interviews we conducted with some of our FiftyForward members, we were disheartened by what we heard about feelings of isolation:

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The Rise and Fall of the New Year's Resolution

January the 1st, 2017. It's that time again where we promise ourselves that THIS year we will rise to do something healthy, empowering or life-changing. The first day of a new year is a perfect time for starting something new, right? The thing is, about 30 days from now is usually where we fall and abandon our grandiose resolution.

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Don't Throw Away Your Waist!

BMI, Body Mass Index, is the most commonly used method for classifying individual weight categories related to health risks; however, don't stop there!

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Live Fresh with Andy Frisch: That's What I SAID

Listen up, because this month we're going to have a talk. In the age of information, there are too many people saying things about health and fitness.

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Live Fresh with Andy Frisch: What, Not Why

Quick! How much protein do you eat in a day? Is it enough? Oh, carbs! What about those? Slow digesting or fast? Sugars or starches? What?? You don't track your food?!?

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Preventing Fitness Plateaus and Rolling Hills

Only in Tennessee can we truly appreciate the beautiful rolling hills and plateaus the landscape has to offer! In an automobile, these are easy to maneuver - as part of our fitness regime, however, not so much.

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Enjoy Summer Activities, but Be Mindful of Sun and Heat
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Enjoy Summer Activities, but Be Mindful of Sun and Heat

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. However, it's important to respect the heat and take precautions.

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Worship Your Skin, Not the Sun!

It's that time of year that we just can't get enough of outside activities, fun in the sun, gardening and exercising!

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Live Fresh with Andy Frisch: Sweet Advice

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Are you ready? You may want to sit down for this one.

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Live Fresh with Andy Frisch: Sit with Discomfort

The title of this month's article may lead you to think of hemorrhoids or some horrendous cramp in your rear, but that's not the discomfort I'm talking about.

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Surviving Cancer, Surviving Exercise

In June we recognize National Cancer Survivors Day as a celebration for individuals who have survived this deadly and complicated disease. We want to celebrate YOU for the fight you have endured and the mental strength it took for you to stay positive through treatment.

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One in 10 Older Adults Experiences Elder Abuse

Being neglected, exploited or abused is unfortunately a reality for one in 10 older adults. For every case reported, 23 are not.

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What's Your Plan?

Every month, we address a health and fitness issue from a management or prevention standpoint. We plan our healthy meals. We plan time in our day to exercise. Most of us are planners.

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Live Fresh with Andy Frisch: Overcome Any Problem

If you've been reading these articles long enough, you know by now that I'm not one to give you a canned copy. With summer right around the corner, I thought about writing something regarding eating a variety of vegetables that will be in season ... borrrrr-ring.

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Health Challenges for Older Adults

The April MyFitScript column would like to recognize and feature aspects of an article written by James A. Peterson, Ph.D., FACSM and consultant in sports medicine.

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Live Fresh with Andy Frisch: But It Says It's Healthy!

When is the last time you saw a head of broccoli with the label "All Natural!" on it? Have you ever bought a bunch of kale with "New and Improved!" plastered on the front?

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In Case of Emergency (ICE): Simple Ways to Help Others Help You in an Emergency
In Case of Emergency (ICE): Simple Ways to Help Others Help You in an Emergency

Most likely you have seen a television drama during which a man or woman is involved in an accident and cannot be identified. He was out jogging and, when found unconscious, he had no identification.

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Are We Eating Epidemic 'Portions' of Food?

Has consuming epidemic "portions" of food led to the increase in the overweight and obesity in epidemic proportions?

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Live Fresh with Andy Frisch: Habits and Happiness

Anything worth doing is never easy. I've lived a good majority of my life with this quote in the forefront of my mind. It's a constant reminder that if something is proving itself difficult to accomplish, it will likely provide a more satisfying outcome.

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Live Fresh with Andy Frisch: Holiday Recovery

If you know anyone who works in the fitness industry, do me a favor and give them a big hug. Look them in the eyes and tell them, "It's going to be OK. Everything will calm down soon."

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"One Shoe Can Change Your Life" by Cinderella

I have a wooden plaque hanging on the outside door of my walk-in closet that reads, "'One Shoe Can Change Your Life' by Cinderella."

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Live Fresh with Andy Frisch: Slow It Down Now

Having survived the holiday season in one piece, hopefully without too many added bits, I'm sure most readers are focused on some sort of resolution. The usual suspects are to stop smoking, stop drinking, eat healthier, exercise more and be better with your money. Well, I can help with a few of those.

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'Singing' in the New Year
Kyshona Armstrong
'Singing' in the New Year

If you're like me, you're probably a little blue from the holidays being over and having to go back to life as we know it! Why not bring in the New Year with music and song that can make your everyday living a holiday?

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