Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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October 21, 2017

Living Healthy

Splashing your way to good health

Splashing your way to good health

Exercising in the water not only makes workouts more enjoyable, it’s also easier on joints and gives you the added benefit of being outdoors Water exercises are a great way for older adults to get the aerobic movement they need along with less impact on the joints. When you exercise in water, you feel about 90 percent lighter, according to the American Council on Exercise.…
Staying one step ahead of aging

Staying one step ahead of aging

Villager Violet Ray’s passion, dancing, makes her feel healthy and youthful. As a toddler growing up in Houston, Violet Ray was so pigeon-toed she kept tripping over her own feet. Her mother didn’t want her to wear corrective braces, however, so she put Violet in dance class at age 2½. A childhood hindrance, ironically, helped spur Violet’s lifelong passion for dancing. Not coincidentally, she also…
Gastroparesis: Food for thought

Gastroparesis: Food for thought

Not many people know about gastroparesis, a condition where your stomach fails to empty food in a normal fashion.    Sunday dinner is laid out. You feast your eyes on some of your favorite dishes—turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, and cranberry sauce. But after only a few bites, a strange feeling overcomes you. Without warning, the post-lunch bloating sensation rears its ugly…
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