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Edinburgh is a great vacation spot, with all sorts of different places tourists will enjoy visiting. If you're planning a visit to Edinburgh or just scouting out different places you might like to visit someday, here are 10 amazing attractions that you should really try to see in the city some day.   1. National Museum of Scotland This museum changes its exhibits on a regular basis, so there's always something new to see, even if you've been there before. Most of the objects in this museum have never been displayed except in here, so they're worth seeing!   2. Ed... more ...
Fish is very nearly the perfect food. Fish is an excellent, lean sort of protein and some types of fish, like flounder and haddock, are all but fat-free. On top of this, fish is abundant in omega-3 fatty acids, which are polyunsaturated fats that have been named in preventing heart disease. Fish is also an excellent source of a type of iron that is easier to absorb than iron from plants. Most types of fish are also high in magnesium and potassium, which are two minerals that help support normal blood pressure. Fish is also a source of the B vitamins, including vitamin B12, which is necessary f... more ...
It is safe to say that most of us have at one point or another forgotten someone's name or where we left the house keys. However, if this is happening to you on a regular basis, it may be a cause of concern. While the world is finding that it is becoming quite possible to achieve longevity if you stay healthy, some of us wonder if it is not our bodies we should be worrying about, but our brains. If you are looking for a way to help your brain keep up with your body, here is a list of dietary changes you can make in order to achieve a healthy brain.   Antioxidants Whether it be thro... more ...
As you age, you will find that it is more essential than ever to keep on top of your health. This is made easier these days due to the number of great mobile apps that can be downloaded right to your smartphone. The apps are literally right at your fingertips and can really prove to be useful, whether you want to check your heart rate, maintain healthy cholesterol levels, lose weight or just obtain helpful information on your overall health. Here are the top health apps across multiple smartphone platforms in detail.   iTriage iTriage is a free app that is available for iPhone that was... more ...
As people age, exercise remains important. However, people may sometimes feel that if they were not physically active in their younger years, it's too late to start. This is not the case. Recent research has shown significant benefits for people from the age of 55 to 80, and while 80 was the cutoff point for the research, it's likely that even older adults can enjoy the same or similar benefits.     Memory Benefits This past year, the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois studied 120 people who had been sedentary and found that walking improved memory. The size ... more ...
By many standards, salmon is considered a super food. It's vitamin-rich, nutrient-dense and provides the body with healthy fats that lower cholesterol and promote heart health. There are many easy and delicious ways to prepare salmon so you can enjoy it regularly. Use these recipes to incorporate salmon into your diet regularly while enjoying different flavors.     Lemon Butter Salmon and Ravioli 8 oz. ravioli 2 6-oz. salmon fillets 1 lemon 2 T. olive oil 6 oz. fresh spinach 3 garlic cloves 2 T. butter   Prepare the ravioli in water per the package directions. ... more ...
You may have one of the most serious medical problems around and not even know it. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a grave medical condition that can cause stroke, heart attacks, and kidney failure and death. However, since hypertension has few visible symptoms, many times it goes undiagnosed. A little information goes a long way in preventing and treating this silent disease.     Understanding The Numbers Some patients don't realize that they have high blood pressure—until it's too late. If you see your doctor regularly, you have probably had yo... more ...
Nutrasweet, chemical name Aspartame, is an artificial sweetener used extensively in food products in Canada, the United States and around the world. As people became more conscious about weight loss and the bad effects of sugar consumption, the hunt for new and better artificial sweeteners went into high gear. Aspartame was approved for use as a sweetener in 1974, and since its introduction, there has been much controversy about its safety.     The Chemical Called Nutrasweet Nutrasweet is the brand name of a laboratory-made chemical called aspartame. It is a methyl ester of the d... more ...
Everyone knows that your garden landscape consists of all the living plants in your yard. The flowers, shrubs and trees that grow in your garden make up the softscape or landscaping. You may not be as familiar with the term "hardscape". This term refers to outdoor design elements such as decks, patios, steps, walkways, arbors and fences. Structural garden elements made of brick, concrete or other hard materials are called hardscape. Read on for tips on how to make hardscape work for you.   Make a Plan You don't need an expensive landscape designer to make a blueprint for ... more ...
As life carries you along, your surroundings change. The friends and loves you shared your life with may have moved on or passed, leaving you feeling quite alone. While it is healthy to mourn these changes, there is no benefit to remaining sad and withdrawn. You are absolutely not alone. There are many other men and women just like you, looking to make a connection for friendship or more in your very own community. You can connect with them today at 50plus-Club!   Why 50plus-Club? 50plus-Club is a community exclusively for people over 50 that helps members establish and grow friendship... more ...