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  1. Pickleball is picking up steam


    It's a familiar-looking game with a funny-sounding name.

    Judy Herrick, left, and Alice Lopez celebrate a victory. Lopez, 85, is the oldest pickleball player at the Northdale Recreation Center.
  2. Compound strength movements bring many benefits


    Compound strength movements result in compound benefits. That's good news, but there's more: You can do these movements in the comfort of your own home using hand weights or simply your body weight. And you will be training your body with so many creative movements that it will almost feel like fun, or at the very …

    Paul Merada does a reverse lunge with hammer curl.
  3. Movie critic Steve Persall 'keesed' by an angel: Sophia Loren

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    Sophia Loren keesed me twice.

    Not passionate like Cary Grant or Marcello Mastroianni, whom she told a Ruth Eckerd Hall audience was her favorite kisser on screen.

    Times movie critic Steve Persall escorts Sophia Loren, 81, to her seat on stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall for a Q&A session on April 1.
  4. First woman to run the Boston Marathon remains the image of fitness

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    Fifty years ago, Bobbi Gibb's intention wasn't to become a fitness feminist. No, the athletic 23-year-old newlywed, distance runner and native Bostonian simply wanted to participate in the Patriots' Day event she had watched every year growing up: the Boston Marathon.

    Bobbi Gibb, 73, served as grand marshal for the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18.
  5. Help Mom and Dad stay safe when it comes to prescriptions

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    As we grow older and our bodies become less vibrant, daily routines often involve one or two rounds of pills — prescription drugs, vitamins, supplements. And with that many pills on the menu each day, accidents can happen.

    Kristi Campbell is a Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner.
  6. Singer Johnny Mathis, 80, reflects on his 60-year music career

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    Four months after a fire destroyed his Hollywood Hills home of 56 years, Johnny Mathis sounds remarkably upbeat.

    Johnny Mathis, left, with fellow crooners Andy Williams, Barry Manilow and Pat Boone at the Society of Singers 17th Annual ELLA Awards in 2008. Williams died in 2012.
  7. Exercise good nutrition, an integral part of wellness


    Exercise for fitness does not stand alone under the wellness umbrella. Good nutrition shares an equally valued role in maintaining your health and quality of life. As with exercise myths that have transcended through the years, there are many nutritional misconceptions. The one I encounter the most comes from people who …

    Jeff Szilage demonstrates Lifetimes exercises.  Side plank with a twist, step one.
  8. Glen Campbell's wife Kim talks Alzheimer's on a visit to Largo


    Anyone who attended a Glen Campbell concert during his 2012 farewell tour won't forget the emotional power of watching a legend wrestling with Alzheimer's disease, missing cues and lyrics yet playing guitar as well as ever.

    In this July 27, 2011 photo, musician Glen Campbell poses for a portrait with his wife Kim in Malibu, Calif. Campbell, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, is planning a farewell tour before retiring from the music.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
  9. A run on fun

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    Who says seniors shouldn't ski on slick snow? Certainly not the seniors themselves.

    Skiers ride the chairlift above Silver Lake Village at Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. Utah is a popular ski destination.
  10. Break up all that sit, sit, sitting with bursts of activity


    Are you sitting too long? If you spend half your day being sedentary, watching TV or working at the computer, you could very well benefit from inviting some movement into that time frame, even if you've had your regular morning workout.

    Kandace Szilage demonstrates Lifetimes exercises. Shoulder rotation with knee lift.