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A good diet in adulthood can improve physical fitness in old age

A study looked at the long-term effect of a healthy diet during adulthood on physical function in older age and found it boosted physical fitness. The team, led by scientists at the University of Southampton, gathered data from 969 British men and women whose lifestyles have been monitored since they were born, in March 1946. The team collected information from the participants at ages 36, 43, 53, and 60-64, examining the participants’ diets at different ages in relation to three standard measures of physical function at age 60-64 – chair…

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Lotan Chole Kulche: An Old Delhi Delicacy Cherished by Street Food Lovers

Chola-Kulcha is a very popular street food item in Delhi that is relished by everyone. From school kids to office goers, everyone seems to enjoy this masaledaar street food snack that is more like a meal in itself. This combination of boiled chickpeas (chole) and a soft white flour bread (kulcha) is served garnished with chopped onions, juicy tomatoes, powdered spices and a generous squeeze of lime. With everyone having a recipe of their own, this dish usually tastes different depending on the street vendor you choose. Set in the interiors of Old Delhi in the labyrinth of…

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Old things sweet and beautiful

It was an old mobile phone, one of the smallest, a friend said. “It was gifted to me by a close friend,” she said as she dished out the long cherished possession from her bag. I smiled back with glee at seeing a once prized treasure which now is outdated. But the tiny phone has a long story, inspiring and healing… It has come a long way… crossed many borders, sailed many seas and passed many years. The phone worked as more than a mere virtual connection between the two…

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Regular Intake of Yogurt May Help Prevent Osteoporosis in Old People

In most Indian households, dahi or yogurt is served as a side to team with spicy curries and stir-fries. Yogurt is known to contain numerous health benefits, particularly the ones spiked with probiotics. It is a great source of calcium, which we all know is an essential nutrient to boost bone health and keep them strong. However, many research studies show that most people do not meet their daily requirement of vitanin D and calcium, thereby putting them at risk of bone diseases like osteoporosis. The truth is that only…

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The Global Gap In Health Care Dollars For Young And Old Is Huge

The United States spends a lot of money taking care of the health needs of old people. In 2010, for example, each person 65 and older received $18,424 in health care services. That’s five times more than the $3,628 in spending per child under 18, and three times more than the $6,125 per working-age adult, according to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. “In the developed world, people live longer with very intense disease — and costly treatment,” says Vegard Skirbekk, professor at Columbia University’s Aging Center. In the…

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Old Dominick distillery open for business in

troops in Memphis during the Civil War. The family business sold products including a private-label liquor brand, Old Dominick, before Prohibition. D. Canale later ran an Anheuser-Busch distributorship and food division for decades before selling to larger companies. First cousins Chris Canale and Alex Canale describe themselves as fifth-generation owners of the distillery. Buy PhotoSpirit Maker Gregesha Williams (left) talks about the fermentation process during a tour of the new Old Dominick micro-distillery which opened to customers Monday with tours, a tasting room, and gift shop. (Photo: Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) Old…

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