Making that New Year's fitness resolution stick

Making that New Year's fitness resolution stick

The key to starting of the new year on a healthy note is planning ahead

If being more physically fit is on your list for 2016, here are some tips for turning your good intentions into reality.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015/Cindy Sue| Profile/Number of views (883)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Life changes and the holidays

Life changes and the holidays

Being good to yourself is key if you find yourself alone during the holidays

Guest blogger Julie Blow suggests positive approach to that first holiday alone, including keeping yourself on the gift list.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015/Julie Blow| Profile/Number of views (1146)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Thanksgiving feasting can still be healthy

Thanksgiving feasting can still be healthy

A few healthy habits can keep holiday dining tasty and fun.

Sharing a Thanksgiving meal with friends and family can lead to calorie overload. Cindy Sue Blair's easy ways to keep your feast tasty and nutritious.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015/Cindy Sue| Profile/Number of views (1023)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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A happy, healthy Halloween

A happy, healthy Halloween

Preparing to celebrate with goodies that are good for you

The Halloween season brings with it a lot of sugar, but there are plenty of healthier options that trick-or-treaters will be glad to have in their bags.
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Knowing the facts about breast cancer

Knowing the facts about breast cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Understanding the facts and taking steps for early detection are the best ways to beat breast cancer. Learn and share what you know. 
Tuesday, October 06, 2015/Cindy Sue| Profile/Number of views (1714)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Food des(s)erts: in search of healthy foods, including treats

Food des(s)erts: in search of healthy foods, including treats

Some communities have limited options for healthy eating

Living a healthy lifestyle is especially challenging when its hard to find fresh healthy food. One way to help is to volunteer with OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits.
Monday, September 28, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (1897)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Preventing falls makes walking more fun

Preventing falls makes walking more fun

Easy steps can keep you on your feet

Taking a long walk is no fun if you fall. Avid walker and OASIS guest blogger Betty Higbie has just learned some good strategies for staying on your feet.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (2152)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Start your fight against the flu

Start your fight against the flu

Adults over 65 especially need protection from influenza

Adults over 65 are especially susceptible to the getting the flu because the immune system is weaker. Getting a vaccine before flu season hits is a smart choice.
Friday, September 18, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (1951)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Strength and endurance make daily living better

Strength and endurance make daily living better

Go4Life resources offer a good starting place for well-rounded exercise plan

Daily exercise and physical activity can slow down the effects of aging and improve our quality of life. A program of aerobic, strength and flexibility exercises will help improve functional fitness levels.
Friday, September 18, 2015/Cindy Sue| Profile/Number of views (1894)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Take a stand to prevent falls

Take a stand to prevent falls

An OASIS class is a great place to start

An OASIS Better Balance class helped Lin Dempsey prepare to enjoy the challenge of an African safari. Exercise is important to prevent falls wherever you go.
Monday, September 14, 2015/Jane Overall| Profile/Number of views (2056)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Get started with a fitness plan that fits you

Get started with a fitness plan that fits you

September is Go4Life Month--a perfect time to get moving

For anyone who needs a jump start and encouragement to keep the momentum, there are some great tools available with Go4Life. Find out how to get started today!
Tuesday, September 01, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (2075)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Taking a little time from work to volunteer!

Taking a little time from work to volunteer!

Maritz employees carve out time to work with children through CATCH Healthy Habits

Debbie Schirmer explains how being CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers as part of the work day turned out to be a healthy treat for her and other Maritz employees.

Thursday, August 27, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (2345)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Teaching is a Healthy Habit for Genetra

Teaching is a Healthy Habit for Genetra

"I like to encourage others that no matter their age, they have the ability to lead healthy lives.”

The idea of changing our exercise or eating habits can be overwhelming. Genetra Bowser enjoys helping others find motivation to get started by leading Healthy Habits for Adults classes.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015/Brandon| Profile/Number of views (2054)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Regular exams are essential to keeping your eyes healthy

Regular exams are essential to keeping your eyes healthy

Wellness with Cindy

As we age, our vision changes, but vision loss is not a normal part of aging. Many eye diseases have no symptoms. Regular exams are the best way to detect conditions that can impair your sight.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015/Cindy Sue| Profile/Number of views (2063)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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The fulfilling life of a volunteer

The fulfilling life of a volunteer

Mary McFerson loves sharing her passion for good healthy foods with kids

CATCH Healthy Habits has given Mary McFerson new ways to stay active, both physically and in her community.
Thursday, July 30, 2015/Brandon| Profile/Number of views (2418)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Betty Swuson gets pumped!

Betty Swuson gets pumped!

To get moving, sometimes you just need a jump start.

Betty Swuson knew it was time to get moving. Participating in the Get Pumped! program gave her the start she needed.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015/Dana| Profile/Number of views (2035)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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A lasting impact on topics that matter

A lasting impact on topics that matter

WHCOA policy briefs resonate with OASIS volunteer

OASIS participant Louise Polcari was inspired by the White House Conference on Aging, and played a part in the Conference watch party held at the Washington Metro OASIS.

Thursday, July 23, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (2183)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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The secret to driving at age 100

The secret to driving at age 100

Are you still up to driving? Evaluate and keep your options open.

Gerontologist Judi Bonilla offers a planning strategy for determining if you are still up for being in the driver's seat, and a plan for moving forward when you decide to stop driving.
Monday, July 20, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (2430)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Jumpstart your fitness plan with a personal trainer

Jumpstart your fitness plan with a personal trainer

September is National Go4Life Month, a perfect time to amp up your physical activity. Need help getting started or changing it up? Here are some tips for finding a personal trainer plus other free or low-cost resources.
Friday, July 10, 2015/Cindy Sue| Profile/Number of views (1605)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Getting older really is getting better

Getting older really is getting better

White House Conference on Aging shapes conversation around aging

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging was July 13, with opportunities for anyone to participate in the conversation about how getting older is different than it used to be.
Monday, July 06, 2015/Marcia Kerz| Profile/Number of views (4021)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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