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Medicare 101 Seminars and Events Near You

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” – William Feather, publisher and author

Becoming eligible for Medicare often marks the beginning of a new season in life. Perhaps you’re getting ready to retire. Maybe you’re newly retired and filling your calendar with volunteerism, babysitting grandchildren, or midday tee times. Perhaps you’re strategizing how to spend your last few years on the job.

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Get Out There: Where to Take Your Wheels

If you’re looking to swap your hiking boots for a bike helmet, New York state has a web of bike trails ranging from perfectly paved to ruggedly wild.

Whether you’re looking to just bike in for a pleasant picnic or spend a day traversing hills and valleys, there’s plenty to choose from in the Capital Region and beyond. Spend an hour or a whole day exploring the area on two wheels. It’s healthy, fun, and there’s no telling what you may discover.

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12 Summer Feel-Good 5k’s

Running and walking are effective ways to get and stay healthy. In addition to burning calories, spending time outside reduces stress and inflammation, combats fatigue, and may lower your risk for depression and hypertension.

This summer, there is another reason to lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement: helping others. Throughout the summer, various charities and organizations will host 5k road races, fun runs, and walks to benefit everything from heart health to food pantries. Just pick your weekend, pick your passion, and pick up your pace – all for a good cause.

Ready to race? Check out just some of this summer’s charitable events.

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The Health Benefits of Biking in New York

With spring temperatures finally here, it’s time to dust off the bicycle seat, oil the chain, and get out there to explore the bustling cities and the scenic mountain trails in and around the Capital Region. More than just a way to get around, bicycling strengthens your heart, reduces stress, improves your immune system, and more.

Lucky for us, New York State offers something for every cyclist – rolling hills, scenic views, and urban locales. Whether you’re a casual or serious rider, you can find a spot that’s nearby and suitable for your needs and fitness level. continue reading →

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Take the Wheel When it Comes to Diabetes

Maybe it’s happened to you. You’re driving along, and as you come to a stop light you hear it. A little squeak from your front passenger-side brake.

“Maybe the brakes are wet,” you think. “It did just rain.”

The light turns green, you get going, and as you approach the next light, you hear it again. Squeak. continue reading →