Tickled with pickleball: Sport offers competition, exercise and fun for all ability levels

By Bruce McLellan | Living 50 Plus Allen Kinworthy sat in the Aquadome Recreation Center bleachers and breathed deeply in between games of pickleball. He served as tangible evidence that the once-obscure sport can provide a workout. “It gets the cardio back up,” acknowledged Kinworthy, a Decatur resident who says he’s older than 60. “Where I’ve just been walking and

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Rolling Along

By Bruce McLellan | Living 50 Plus You might say Lewis White’s love of cycling started out of necessity.“In college I worked at Walmart,” he said. “I didn’t have a car, so I rode a bike to work. Fromthat point forward, I’ve been riding a bike nearly every day.”Now 56 and principal at Priceville High School,White rides a bicycle 80

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Don’t let COVID-19 fears keep you from seeking medical help in other life-threatening situations

By Melissa Erickson | Living 50 Plus Avoiding medical care because of fears of contracting COVID-19 could mean the difference between life and death. For major medical issues such as heart attack and stroke, the benefits of quickly getting care are much, much higher, said Dr. B.J. Hicks, OhioHealth vascular neurologist and co-director of the Comprehensive Stroke Program at Riverside

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A day trip to the state’s largest city can unveil some oft over-looked historical gems

By Lisa Elia | Living 50 Plus BIRMINGHAM – For a city whose theater district once rivaled that of New York’s, it’s only fitting today that it’s undergoing a second act and the reviews, so far, are glowing. From its foodie-loving restaurants that have filled once-shuttered storefronts to its green spaces that have breathed new life into rusted railroad tracks,

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The Power of Poses: Yoga helps seniors gain strength and flexibility while relieving stress

By Catherine Godbey | Living 50 Plus Across north Alabama, inside gyms, church buildings and an arts center, people gather to practice breathing, stretching and balance. Some come to relieve stress and increase core strength. Others come out of curiosity. “Simple curiosity and an invitation from a friend were my introduction to yoga. I was actually kind of amazed when

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