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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AMAZING BENEFITS TO SENIORS HAVING PETS

Pets bring much joy to the lives they touch. So, it shouldcome as no surprise that the 2019-2020 National PetOwners Survey, which was conducted by theAmerican Pet Products Association, found thatabout 85 million families in the United Statesown a pet. In Canada, 7.5 million householdsare home to companion animals, states thePetBacker blog.Pets off er companionship andunconditional love. While they are

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HEALTH EMERGENCIES and COVID-19

Avoiding medical care because of fears of contractingCOVID-19 could mean the diff erence between life anddeath.For major medical issues such as heart attack and stroke,the benefi ts of quickly getting care are much, much higher, saidDr. B.J. Hicks, OhioHealth vascular neurologist and co-directorof the Comprehensive Stroke Program at Riverside MethodistHospital, Columbus, Ohio.“Make sure you seek treatment that will have you

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