Sela Ward spills her se­crets on look­ing and feel­ing great at 62!

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For women of all ages, stay­ing fit and healthy is a pri­or­ity. While ex­er­cise is great for body and mind, it doesn’t come with­out risk. In­jury can de­rail an ac­tive life­style or in­ter­fere with fam­ily time. Ken Redcross, a board-cer­ti­fied physi­cian in in­ter­nal medicine and au­thor of “Bond: The 4 Corner­stones of a Last­ing and

Car­ing Re­la­tion­ship with Your Doc­tor,” of­fers some ad­vice on how to avoid in­juries.

BOOST YOUR ME­TAB­O­LISM:

Your me­tab­o­lism slows down as you age so it’s best to avoid heavy meals. Main­tain a healthy weight and avoid in­sulin spikes by eat­ing small, bal­anced meals sev­eral times a day, rather than a few big ones.

SPICE IT UP:

Turmeric, gin­ger, and cayenne pep­per all have anti-in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties, as well as many other health ben­e­fits. Turn up the fla­vor of bland foods and give your diet an en­ergy boost with low-calo­rie spices, roots, and herbs.

KNOW YOUR LIM­ITS:

Don’t in­crease the in­ten­sity of a phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity too quickly, es­pe­cially if you have ex­ist­ing heart, joint, or mus­cle prob­lems that could be ag­gra­vated as a re­sult.

TRY SOME­THING NEW:

Switch­ing up ac­tiv­i­ties can keep you mo­ti­vated and help you avoid over-work­ing the same mus­cles and joints.

GET MORE SLEEP:

Ex­er­cise can con­trib­ute to longer, deeper sleep which helps re­plen­ish your body. Sleep can also aid longevity.

RE­LIEVE PAIN WITH AR­NICA:

Ar­nica mon­tana, a type of moun­tain daisy, has been used for cen­turies as a pain re­liever and is one of the most pop­u­lar home­o­pathic medicines world­wide. Use an un­scented, non-greasy gel like Ar­ni­care® for neck, back, shoul­der and

leg mus­cle pain; stiff­ness and swelling from in­juries; and bruis­ing.* “The sooner you start mov­ing, the bet­ter you will look and feel. By mak­ing a few changes to your daily rou­tine, you can ex­er­cise more safely and en­joy the count­less health ben­e­fits stay­ing ac­tive of­fers,” says

Dr. Redcross. For more pain re­lief and well­ness tips, visit Ar­ni­care.com/well­ness. *Claims based on tra­di­tional home­o­pathic prac­tice, not ac­cepted med­i­cal ev­i­dence. Not FDA eval­u­ated.

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