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DASH to a healthy you in 2017

High blood pressure, also know as hypertension, is a common and dangerous condition. National data suggest that 31 percent of US adults have hypertension and another 31 percent are pre-hypertension, meaning that without intervention and life style changes, they too ...

Fight heart disease with the American Heart Association's Life Simple 7 plan

Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. Every year, nearly one of every three deaths in the United States is from cardiovascular disease. Protect yourself from, and fight heart disease with the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7.

12th annual Health & Wellness Expo offers help to make a new start

The new year is here, offering all of us the opportunity to turn over a new leaf, make a new start or just try something different in our quest for a healthy and happy life. On most people top 10 ...

New Year, New View – Resolve to focus on mindset and attitude

One in three Americans makes some sort of resolution toward self-improvement every January. But a week into the new year, about 75 percent of those people are still on track. Studies also six months later, only 46 percent – less ...

Performers to teach, wow and entertain health and wellness expo audience

The 2017 Health & Wellness Expo stage will come alive with dances, miming, fitness and health food demonstrations, and lots more dancing. Jennifer Parker, CrossRoadsNews editor and publisher, said there can’t ever be too much dancing at a health and ...

Strutting their stuff at the 2016 Seniors/Baby Boomer Expo

Exhibitors offered information on everything from Medicare enrollment to health care, family reunion planning and continuing education.

A daylong celebration of the 50-plus crowd

Thousands of seniors and baby boomers are expected to descend on the Mall at Stonecrest on Oct. 15 for a day of activities portraying them at their best.

Seniors tap Into Fountain of Youth with programs delivering fitness, focus and fun

When he encourages seniors to move, Tyrone Bailey, Lou Walker Senior Center's fitness director, can be tough. Bailey tells them they’re in the fourth quarter of the game, with no time outs left. “So what are we going to do ...

Savvy seniors can save dough and stretch fixed incomes with discounts

Aging comes with a lot of perks – discounts on meals at restaurants, clothes, and admission to attractions and venues, but a las, lots of merchants who offer these special deals for seniors, are not always big on promoting them. ...

Seniors smashing more than stereotypes at Lou Walker Senior Center

Mildred Pope knew she hadn't found her tai chi class when she walked into a room full of people kicking and punching at Lou Walker Senior Center. Wondering what the heck was going on, Pope was about to leave when ...

Model students will show off ageless style, grace on runway

When Icon Models owner Jan Reynolds was asked to teach modeling to seniors she accepted the surprising offer, but only on a trial basis. She wondered how many Lou Walker Senior Center members might actually sign up. All doubt vanished ...

Deep-voiced vocalist to bring Old School music to expo

Professional balladeer E. Walter Smith was banned from singing in every choir he belonged to at the age of 10 when his voice changed. He compensated by learning to lip sync and focused on his band playing bass guitar and ...

Embrace regular physical activity for a better quality of life

Americans are living longer than ever before, and many are discovering that they don't have to live it out in rocking chair. Nationwide, more than 46 million Americans are 60 years old and by choosing healthy lifestyles they are improving ...

Who we are - key demographics of the 55-plus crowd

Older adults in the DeKalb and the Atlanta region love living here and are embracing fitness, keeping on top of their blood pressure, volunteering and embracing life.

Emcee Jazzy Jan Martin has never seen a mic she didn't love

Jan Martin grew up an only child in a family of adoring adults. When she was a ham for the spotlight, the adults around her nurtured her confidence with applause and encouragement. “Everything I did and said, they thought it ...

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