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Take it to the mat, guys: Yoga for 50-plus men

By Darin Diehl, BrighterLife.ca

Looking to expand your fitness routine? Regardless of your age or sex, yoga is a gentle way to promote flexibility and strength.

I’m 53 and new to yoga — and to my surprise, I have really taken to it. My wife tried for years to get me into it, but I simply wasn’t interested. I knew some men embraced it, but I just didn’t see its appeal — even though I had never set foot in a class.

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Understanding Depression

Depression is a common illness that can be overcome

When it comes to understanding the prevalence of depression, the statistics speak for themselves. Experts say that 5% to 12% of all men will experience an episode of major depression at some point in their lives. The statistics are even worse for women, at 10% to 25%. At this very moment, hundreds of thousands of Canadians are suffering from depression. Unfortunately, many of them will never be diagnosed.

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