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CONTENTS

GOLF

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Remem bering A rnol d Pa l mer

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er ase st rok es f rom your gol f ga me

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Yoga for Gol f ers

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2018 P GA Tour S chedul e

2 0 2018 L P GA Tour S chedul e 2 8 2018 Ch a mp ions Tour S ched ul e 32 m a k e your home F eel More Spacious

HOME

3 8 t hree sensibl e home imp rov emen t p rojects 4 0 L igh t en up - Brigh t en up your h ome

4 2 How to Age w i t h opt imism 4 4 Four Food M y t hs

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R e m e m b e r i n g

ARNOLD PA L M E R 1 9 2 9 - 2 0 1 6

Arnold Palmer was many things to many people... world famous golf immortal and sportsman, highly-successful business executive, prominent advertising spokesman, skilled aviator, talented golf course designer and consultant, devoted family patriarch and a man with a down-to-earth common touch that made him one of the most popular and accessible public figures in history. His popularity and success grew with the tremendous golf boom in the latter half of the 20th Century to heights few ever anticipated and they have been recognized in countless ways over the years. Certainly each contributed to the other, a fact given recognition when he was named “Athlete of the Decade” for the 1960s in a national Associated Press poll. Before, during and after that great decade, the famous golfer amassed 92 championships in professional competition of national or international stature. Sixty-two of the victories came on the U.S. PGA Tour, starting with the 1955 Canadian Open. Besides the magnificent performance record, his magnetic personality and unfailing sense of kindness and thoughtfulness to everybody with whom he comes in contact have endeared him to millions throughout the world and led to the informal formation of the largest non-uniformed “military” organization in existence -- Arnie’s Army. Seven of his victories came in what the golfing world considers the four major professional championships. He 4

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won the Masters Tournament four times, in 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964; the U.S. Open in spectacular fashion in 1960 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver and the British Open in 1961 and 1962. He came from seven strokes off the pace in the final round in that U.S. Open win and finished second in four other Opens after that. Among the majors, only the PGA Championship eluded him. He finished second in the PGA three times. Arnie’s springboard to professional fame and fortune was his victory in the U.S. Amateur Championship in 1954. He turned professional a few months later. His hottest period was a four-year stretch from 1960 to 1963 when he landed 29 of his titles and collected almost $400,000 at a time when the purses were minute by today’s standards. He was the leading money-winner in three of those years and twice represented the U.S. in the prestigious Ryder Cup Match during that time, serving in 1963 as the victorious captain. It was also during this period that his rapidly-growing business interests got their start, through the impetus of Palmer himself and with the guidance and efforts of his business manager, and his wideranging organization. Arnold was president of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, a multi-division structure encompassing much of his global commercial activity. He was involved in automobile and aviation service firms over the years and was the principal owner of a car dealership in Latrobe. (Continued on page 8)


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Arnold was president and sole owner (since 1971) of Latrobe Country Club and president and principal owner of the Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Orlando, FL, which he and a group of associates acquired in 1970. Bay Hill hosts the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, on the PGA Tour. In 1999, Arnold and a group of investors purchased the famed Pebble Beach golf complex on the California coast. He was also a tournament professional and member of the board of directors of Laurel Valley Golf Club, Ligonier, PA, with which he has been affiliated since its founding in the late 1950s. Palmer was consultant to Golf Channel in Orlando, which went on the air on cable networks in January, 1995. Another important facet of his activities involved the Arnold Palmer Design Company, which continues to thrive headquartered at the Bay Hill Club. Since the mid-1960s, Palmer put his stamp on about 300 new courses throughout the nation and world. His modest business empire and golfing activities kept Palmer on the move much of the year, most of the travel in his Cessna Citation X jet aircraft. He was recognized in 1999 for his contributions to aviation and his Western Pennsylvania community when the Westmoreland County Airport at Latrobe was renamed the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. He was a member of the Westmoreland County Airport Authority. Palmer was born on September 10, 1929, in Latrobe, a small industrial town in Western Pennsylvania at the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains some 50 miles east of Pittsburgh. He lived there during the warm months of the year, but spent the fall and winter months at his homes at Bay Hill and at the Tradition Golf Club in La Quinta, California. He had numerous active and honorary memberships in clubs throughout the world, including famed Augusta National in Georgia, St. Andrews in Scotland, Pine Valley in New Jersey, Winged Foot in New York and Oakmont in Pittsburgh. The golfing great was the recipient of countless honors, the symbolic plaques, trophies and citations scattered throughout his personal, club and business worlds, the epitome coming when he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2004 and the Congressional Gold Medal, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2009. He has received virtually every national award in golf and after his great 1960 season both the Hickok Professional Athlete of the Year and Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year trophies. 6

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The saga of Arnold Palmer began when he was four years old, swinging his first set of golf clubs, cut down by his father, Milfred J. (Deacon) Palmer, who worked at Latrobe Country Club from 1921 until his death in 1976, much of that time as both golf professional and course superintendent. Before long, Arnie was playing well enough to beat the older caddies at the club. He began caddying himself when he was 11 and worked at almost every job at the club in later years. Palmer died on September 25, 2016 (shortly after his 87th birthday) while awaiting heart surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Shadyside) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was admitted three days earlier to undergo testing on his heart. After his funeral, he was cremated and his ashes were scattered in his hometown at Latrobe Country Club. Less than a week after Palmer died, his life was celebrated by both teams at the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, just outside the Twin Cities. The celebration included a video tribute and a moment of silence during the opening ceremony, which also included tributes from the opposing captains - Davis Love III for Team USA and Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke for Team Europe - and the opposing honorary captains - Nicklaus for Team USA and England’s Tony Jacklin for Team Europe. During the matches, the players paid tribute to Palmer, which included wearing a special logo, button and pin. Palmer’s bag from the 1975 Ryder Cup was also placed on the first tee as a tribute. Palmer had won more than 22 Ryder Cup matches and had also captained Team USA to two victories, in addition to holding or being tied for the records for youngest captain, most career singles points and most points in a single Ryder Cup.[59] PGA of America president Derek Sprague stated: “The game has never known a more enthusiastic sportsman than Arnold Palmer. So it is fitting that we pay tribute to Mr. Palmer during the 41st Ryder Cup, to celebrate it in a very special way, the life of an unforgettable champion and gracious ambassador of the game.” Two days after a 17–11 victory, which marked the first American Ryder Cup triumph since 2008 at Valhalla and which Love dedicated to Palmer, the majority of the team attended the memorial service for Palmer at St. Vincent College in Latrobe and also brought the trophy after Palmer’s daughter Amy asked the team if they could do so. A Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to Palmer on January 1, 2017.

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ERASE ST ROK ES

FROM YOUR GOLF GAME –NO PENCIL REQUIRED– “To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser.” Although this phrase is uttered jokingly by many golfers, recreational golfers who’ve reached their plateau have had very few other options, until now. “If recreational golfers insist on following the rules used by the PGA Tour, there’s little they can do to immediately improve their game,” says John Hoeflich, executive director, of the United States Recreational Golf Association (USRGA). “However, if they play by USRGA rules, they do have the option to switch to better equipment.” The USRGA is the official organization that governs recreational golf. Its rules allow the use of higherperformance golf equipment. Hoeflich estimates that more than half of U.S. golfers agree with the USRGA rules that permit equipment that “puts fun back in the game, speeds up play and helps achieve better scores.” Callaway Golf started the recreational equipment movement in 2000 with the ERC II driver. Now Polara Golf is advancing the movement with its Advantage driver and Ultimate Straight golf balls -- both engineered to eclipse the PGA limits, which means you can’t play them in the Masters or U.S. Open. David Felker, chief technology officer for Polara Golf, explains, “Our drivers and balls are not intended for the top amateur players and professionals. We purposely designed equipment that exceeds the performance limits accepted by the PGA Tour, so that recreational golfers can experience less frustration, score lower and have more fun.” A 2012 Google consumer survey revealed that 63 percent of respondents would consider using golf equipment that provides a performance advantage. This sentiment is shared by the PGA of America president, Ted Bishop, who says, “I think anything we can do to relax the rules, if it means putting non-conforming equipment in the hands of players that enable them to hit the ball higher and farther and enjoy the game more -- what’s the problem?” According to the National Golf Foundation, golf rounds have fallen by 8 percent since 2007, largely due to the frustrations of the game, excessive play times and high costs. “The technology now exists to make golf more pleasurable for everyone,” says Felker. “Who doesn’t want to have more fun?” For more information, visit www.polaragolf.com and www.usrga.org. 10

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YOGA FOR GOLFERS Hitting the greens creates imbalances throughout the body that can cause stiffness, pain, and even injury. Whether you’re just beginning or have been playing for years, every golfer can benefit from the strengthening power of yoga. Yoga emphasizes balance and alignment which allows for better rotation and stronger swings. Warming up or cooling down with some simple yoga poses is a great way to help prevent injuries and add flexibility and concentration to your game.

P RE V EN T IN JURY & REDUCE PA IN Different parts of your body work together to keep you moving. If one part isn’t functioning properly, other parts can become strained trying to compensate. For example, tightness in the hips can cause forearms and wrists extra strain during a swing. A weak core can lead to back and shoulder strain. Yoga can align and strengthen your body, ensuring each part is doing what it needs to without strain. In addition to prevention, holding poses and deep breathing helps your muscles and ligaments receive the oxygenated blood they need to help speed the healing process and reduce inflammation.

F L E X IBIL I T Y & S T RENG T H A powerful drive comes from a strong and flexible core. Yoga poses can build strength in weaker or neglected muscles, many provide both stretching and strength-building. Most yoga classes will engage every part of your body, aiding you in balance and power. Proper posture and correct body alignment is imperative.

IMP ROV E FOCUS Yoga’s noncompetitive nature can allows us to savor the joy of movement. The breathing and meditation involved can increase your ability to concentrate and visualize each swing. Yoga helps you to stay focused on the present moment. When you apply these principles, you can let go of the previous shots. You become mindful only of the current moment, allowing the that swing to come naturally.

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DAT E

TOURNAMENT

LO CAT I O N

FEB

8 - 11

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Pebble Beach GL, Pebble Beach, CA

15 - 18

Genesis Open

Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, CA

22 - 25

The Honda Classic

PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

MAR

8 - 11

Valspar Championship

Innisbrook Resort , Palm Harbor, FL

15 - 18

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard

Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, FL

21 - 25

World Golf Championships Dell Technologies Match Play

Austin Country Club, Austin, TX

22 - 25

Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship

Corales Golf Club, Punta Cana, DOM

29 - APR 1

Houston Open

GC of Houston, Humble, TX

APR

5 - 8

Masters Tournament

Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA

12 - 15

RBC Heritage

Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head, SC

19 - 22

Valero Texas Open

TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

26 - 29

Zurich Classic of New Orleans TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA

MAY

3 - 6

Wells Fargo Championship

Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC

10 - 13

THE PLAYERS Championship

TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DAT E

TOURNAMENT

LO CAT I O N

MAY

17 - 20

AT&T Byron Nelson

Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, TX

24 - 27

DEAN & DELUCA Invitational

Colonial CC, Fort Worth, TX

31 - JUN 3

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, OH

JUN

7 - 10

FedEx St. Jude Classic

TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN

14 - 17

U.S. Open

Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, NY

21 - 24

Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT

28 - JUL 1 The National

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, MD

JUL 5 - 8 The Greenbrier Classic

The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, WV

12 - 15

John Deere Classic

TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL

19 - 22

Barbasol Championship

Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, KY

19 - 22

The Open Championship

Carnoustie GC, Angus, SCO

26 - 29

RBC Canadian Open

Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, Ontario, CAN

AUG

2 - 5

Barracuda Championship

Montreux G&CC, Reno, NV

World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational

Firestone CC (South), Akron, OH

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TOURNAMENT

LO CAT I O N

AUG

9 - 12

PGA Championship

Bellerive CC, St. Louis, MO

16 - 19

Wyndham Championship

Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC

23 - 26

THE NORTHERN TRUST

Ridgewood CC, Paramus, NJ

31 - SEP 3

Dell Technologies Championship

TPC Boston, Norton, MA

SEP

6 - 9

BMW Championship

Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, PA

20 - 23

TOUR Championship

East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA

28 - 30 Ryder Cup

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Le Golf National, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, FRA


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TOURNAMENT

LO CAT I O N

FEB

15 - 18

ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Adelaide, South Australia

22 - 25

Honda LPGA Thailand

Chonburi, Thailand

MAR

1 - 4

HSBC Women’s World Championship

Singapore

15 - 18

Bank of Hope Founders Cup

Phoenix, AZ

22 - 25

Kia Classic

Carlsbad, CA

29 - APR 1

ANA Inspiration

Rancho Mirage, CA

APR

11 - 14

LOTTE Championship

Ko Olina, Oahu, HI

19 - 22

HUGEL-JTBC Open

Greater Los Angeles, CA

26 - 29

Name to be Announced

San Francisco, California

MAY 3 - 6

Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic

The Colony, TX

17 - 20

Kingsmill Championship

Williamsburg, VA

24 - 27

LPGA Volvik Championship

Ann Arbor, MI

31 - JUN 3

U.S. Women’s Open Conducted by the USGA

Shoal Creek, AL

JUN 8 - 10

ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer

Galloway, NJ

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give

Grand Rapids, MI

22 - 24

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G

Rogers, AR

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Kildeer, IL

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14 - 17

28 - JUL 1

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TOURNAMENT

LO CAT I O N

JUL

Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

Oneida, WI

12 - 15

Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I

Sylvania, OH

26 - 29

Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open

East Lothian, Scotland

AUG

Ricoh Women’s British Open

Lancashire, England

16 - 19

Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim

Indianapolis, IN

23 - 26

CP Women’s Open

Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

30 - SEP 2

Cambia Portland Classic

Portland, OR

SEP

13 - 16

The Evian Championship

Evian-les-Bains, France

27 - 30

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

OCT

4 - 7

UL International Crown

Incheon, South Korea

11 - 14

LPGA KEB HANA BANK CHAMPIONSHIP Incheon, South Korea

18 -21

Name to be Announced

Shanghai, China

25 - 28

Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship

Taipei, Taiwan

NOV

2 - 4

Toto Japan Classic

Shiga, Japan

7 - 10

Blue Bay LPGA

Hainan Island, China

15 - 18

CME Group Tour Championship

Naples, FL

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5 - 8

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DAT E

TOURNAMENT

FEB 9 - 11 Boca Raton Championship

LO CAT I O N The Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton, FL

16 - 18

Chubb Classic

TwinEagles GC (Talon), Naples, FL

MAR

2 - 4

Cologuard Classic

Omni Tucson National, Tucson, AZ

9 - 11

Toshiba Classic

Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, CA

23 - 25

Rapiscan Systems Classic

Fallen Oak, Biloxi, MS

APR

13 - 15

Mitsubishi Electric Classic

TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, GA

20 - 22

Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge

Top of the Rock, Ridgedale, MO

MAY

4 - 6

Insperity Invitational

The Woodlands CC, The Woodlands, TX

17 - 20

Regions Tradition

Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, AL

24 - 27

KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

The GC at Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, MI

JUN

Principal Charity Classic

Wakonda Club, Des Moines, IA

22 - 24

American Family Insurance Championship

University Ridge GC, Madison, WI

28 - JUL 1

U.S. Senior Open Championship

The Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado Springs, CO

JUL 12 - 15

Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship

Exmoor Country Club, Highland Park, IL

26 - 29

The Senior Open Championship Old Course at St. Andrews, presented by Rolex St. Andrews, SCO

28

8 - 10

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DAT E

TOURNAMENT

LO CAT I O N

AUG

3 - 5

3M Championship

TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN

17 - 19

DICK’S Sporting Goods Open En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY

24 - 26 Boeing Classic

The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, WA

31 - SEP 2 Shaw Charity Classic

Canyon Meadows G&CC, Calgary, AB, CAN

SEP

14 - 16

The Ally Challenge

Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, MI

21 - 23

Sanford International

Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, SD

28 - 30

PURE Insurance Championship

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA

OCT

SAS Championship

Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC

19 - 21

Dominion Energy Charity Classic

The Country Club of Virginia, Richmond, VA

26 - 28

PowerShares QQQ Championship

Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, CA

NOV 9 - 11

Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, AZ

DEC

PNC Father Son Challenge

Ritz-Carlton GC, Orlando, FL

30

12 - 14

14 - 16

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Make Your Home Feel

MORE

S PAC I O U S

Whether you have a big or small room you want to remodel, make the most of it by implementing some of these solutions. Here are some suggestions we’ve gathered from experts in the interior design field to make any space feel bigger.

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HAV E A DINING ROOM TA BLE THAT FITS THE PROPORTIONS OF THE ROOM Making your guest shimmy around a table will take away from the good time they were invited over for in the first place. A helpful rule of thumb is to have 42 to 48 inches of space all the way around the table. 60 Inches of space for the entering and exiting the room. This will reduce the risk of guests bumping into each other or having to squeeze by one another (or even a platter flying) when moving around.

CONSIDER TURNING A CLOSET OR STOR AGE A REA INTO A MINI OFFICE A beneficial and space conscience way to save room and get your work done is to create a mini office. This may mean taking some of the big pantry you are not using, or the entry hallway closet that has too much unused space, and inserting a desk and shelving. This will make the space more functional by freeing up some of the space your desk and paperwork may have been taking up in your living room, bedroom, or guest room.

DR AW THE EY E UPWA RD BY PUT TING WA LLPA PER ON THE CEILING If you have the ability to wallpaper the ceiling, This draws the eye upward when entering to give a more open feel. It also shows how creative and design savvy you can be. This optical illusion really requires the right space and the right pattern. If you are daring enough to try this at home make sure you pick a room with lots of natural light and keep your color scheme towards the neutral end of the spectrum.

GI V E YOUR FURNITURE SOME ROOM Pulling the sofa just a few inches from the wall diminishes the look of a cramped room. To take this a step further consider placing a narrow wooden table behind the sofa. Use the table behind the couch to add room accents or vases on it for more character. But make sure to read our next tip before filling that new table with tiny knickknacks.

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T H E BIG GER T H E ACCEN T S , T H E BIG GER T H E ROOM When picking out accessories for your small space, a good rule of thumb is that any decorative accents smaller than a cantaloup can crowd a room. Instead, go for fewer decorations that are bigger to still add some decorative flair without cluttering up your space. Remember to always maintain some visual breathing room.

STRIPES CA N BE FLAT TERING While not everyone looks great wearing stripes, they can do wonders for the small spaces in your home. A well-chosen and well-placed striped rug can make your small spaces appear longer. Place your rug so that the longer portion of the stripes coordinate with the longer part of the room for optimal effect.

ORGA NIZE BOOK SHELV ES OR CLOSETS W ITH COLOR COORDINATION Make rooms feel more balanced and organized by color coordinating items on a bookshelf or in a closet to make the space seem organized and aesthetically pleasing. Like picking decorations larger than a cantaloup, grouping items by color puts less stress on the eyes and will give your space a more cohesive feel.

HA NG UP THOSE MIRRORS In close quarters, a mirror gives the added illusion of space. The added layer of depth tricks our minds into perceiving more dimension In the room. This also creates a warmer feel by shifting light to other parts of a room and drawing the eye upward. Try having the mirror the same width of the couch in a living room space.

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Hunkering Down With Home Improvement

3 S E N S I B L E PROJ E C T S

One thing for sure in this unpredictable economy is that homeowners are staying put. In fact, most people do not plan to move any time soon, according to a 2011 Harris Interactive poll. This shift from sell to stay is why it pays for homeowners to look beyond resale value when making home improvement decisions. As Designer and HGTV Personality Lori Dennis explains, “People today are looking more holistically at home remodeling, choosing projects that add comfort, efficiency and functionality.” In this new era of home improvement, three projects stand out.

W INDOW REPLACEMENT Nothing does more to enhance the look and feel of a home than windows -- they are visible inside and outside and can add comfort by helping to eliminate drafts and regulate temperatures. They can also pay off as an investment. Advancements in energyefficient windows are helping homeowners save 30 percent or more on energy bills, not to mention recoup about 70 percent of the cost of window replacement. The latest window designs include a combination of energy efficiency, durability and aesthetics. The Essence Series from Milgard, for example, comes Energy Star rated and features a beautiful wood interior and durable fiberglass exterior.

OUTDOOR SPACES According to a survey by the American Institute of Architects, more than 60 percent of architects say they have seen an increase in outdoor living space requests. Since owners are thinking long-term, patios, decks, sunrooms and other spaces contribute to both the experience at home and its property value. It’s possible to earn back 50 to 75 percent of the cost of your outdoor addition.

KITCHEN REMODELING The kitchen is the heart of the home and an opportunity to set the tone for style and functionality. Two of the most popular ways to expand kitchen work space are to add an island/peninsula and natural lighting. Modern kitchen solutions feature cabinets and drawers that open, organize and spin in convenient ways. Homeowners can recoup about 70 percent of their kitchen-remodeling costs. For more remodeling tips and window-replacement budgeting tools, visit www.milgard.com/lp/smart-investment.

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LIGHTEN

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Brighten up your home with these lighting trends Refreshing your interiors can often be a daunting task. One easy change that will make a big impact is a lighting update. Simply changing a fixture – a chandelier, a few pendants or even just a table lamp – can give a room a whole new look. So whether you are considering a minor update or a major renovation, stay on top of the latest lighting trends with a few tips from the American Lighting Association (ALA).

MIX A ND MATCH Your home is a reflection of your style and personality. Create your own look by bringing in fixtures of various styles and finishes.” One of today’s popular design trends encourages individuals to create unique lighting designs by mixing and matching their favorite fixtures within the same space,” says Jennifer Kis, director of marketing communications for Progress Lighting. “There is no need to feel limited by fixtures, or even finishes, in one particular collection. Coordinating complementary pieces creates a cohesive feel to the home, while also reinforcing your design style.” Lighting manufacturers are making it easier for homeowners to select fixtures that work well together by offering collections that feature details and finishes that are complementary to a range of fixture families. 40

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BRING THE OUTSIDE IN Look outside for inspiration. Using interior design elements in outdoor spaces has been popular in recent years. But gaining popularity lately is the idea of incorporating exterior fixtures with inside décor.”We have seen a lot of creative ways designers are using a variety of exterior lanterns inside,” says Kis. “Nature-inspired elements and outdoor wall sconces or hanging lanterns that are traditionally used to enhance curb appeal can also be ideal when incorporated into interior design schemes within the home.”

PEN DA N T S A R E PER F EC T For versatility and compatibility, opt for pendants. Available in a seemingly infinite array of shapes, colors, sizes, finishes and materials, pendants are more popular than ever. These adaptable fixtures can be hung in groupings of two, three, four or more, depending on a particular space and need. Pendants can serve as overall task or ambient lighting, as well as add visual interest and beauty to the overall décor.For more information, and to find a list of local ALA-member lighting showrooms where you can see the latest fixture styles and talk with a professional lightingconsultant, go online to americanlightingassoc.com. 41


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OPTIMISM ―――― Having a “glass half full” approach to life has long been considered important for overall wellness. But evidence suggests that there may be truth in this folk wisdom.

Humana recently surveyed 2,000 people aged 60 and over, and found that 87 percent of seniors who identify themselves as “most optimistic” reported their health as good to excellent. This is compared to 44 percent for those who said they’re “least optimistic.” Also, the most optimistic people reported nine fewer physically unhealthy and seven fewer mentally unhealthy days per month than their least optimistic counterparts. Seniors who rated themselves as most optimistic also reported positively on other attributes linked to health, including sleep, confidence and overall happiness.* 91 percent of the most optimistic respondents reported feeling confident in the past week, while only 52 percent of the least optimistic respondents did, a difference of 39 percentage points.* 90 percent of the most optimistic respondents reported feeling happy in the past week, compared to 44 percent of the least optimistic respondents, a difference of 46 percentage points.* And only 31 percent of the most optimistic respondents reported getting a restless night’s sleep in the past week, while 62 percent of the least optimistic respondents did, another difference of 31 percentage points. Despite these impressive numbers, having an optimistic mindset is often easier said than done. The stresses of life, social stereotypes and one’s natural temperament can all impede approaching aging with optimism. Dr. Yolangel Hernandez Suarez, Humana vice president and chief medical officer for care delivery, has the following advice for anyone struggling to stay on the sunny side of life. 1. Take ownership and recognize that your health is your own. To achieve your best health, you need to set personal goals – just for you. 42

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2. Engage with your doctor or other health care professional and build a trusting relationship. 3. Find a higher purpose that makes you excited to get up in the morning. Humana’s survey found that the majority of respondents (86 percent) who identify as optimists also rank a sense of purpose as an important attribute for aging. 4. Remain socially engaged, not isolated, and nurture close relationships. The importance of social engagement is recognized by the 71 percent of Humana survey respondents who identify as optimists and get together with friends or relatives either monthly or weekly. Further, 80 percent of optimists say maintaining an active social life is an important motivator to stay healthy. 5. Stay active and remember that physical activity is important. Find something that’s right for you and that you like to do. Almost all of the most optimistic survey respondents (97 percent) say remaining physically active is a major motivator for retaining good health. 6. Practice gratitude and make it a habit to look for and appreciate everything you’re thankful for in life.”As a boomer myself, I know that the majority of the decisions about my own health take place outside of a doctor’s office,” said Dr. Hernandez Suarez. “With the knowledge that optimism may be linked to health and well-being, I’m focused on making positive health decisions through all aspects of my life. Our goal at Humana is to empower everyone to approach health in the same way.”

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FOOD MYTHS

Debunked

In our information-loaded world, it’s difficult to know what’s true and what isn’t—especially when it comes to food choices.

In many case, people are basing their assumptions on either pure myth or the latest diet fad. A perfect example is: Gluten is bad for you. Listening to these ever-changing “rules,” however, can be risky. “Food myths are dangerous because they can deprive you of the benefits of a healthy diet,” says Tara Gidus, MS, R.D., who’s the team dietician for basketball’s Orlando Magic. The following are a few myths that deserve to be debunked: MYTH: All yogurt is good for you. If you smother anything with enough sugary fruits and toppings, it’s no longer a snack, but dessert. MYTH: Fresh veggies are more nutritious than frozen or canned. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’s Melissa Joy Dobbins, veggies and fruits “are canned as soon as they’re picked so they’re at peak nutrition.” 44

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There’s also research showing that canned tomatoes, in particular, contain more of the heart disease-protective carotenoid pigment lycopene than fresh ones. Since statistics indicate that adding tomatoes to your diet is related to increased consumption of healthy vegetables of all kinds (just ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture why). MYTH: Gluten-free diets are healthier. Like trends before them, chalk this up to another diet fad. Without even really knowing what gluten is (a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye), people assume that the 99 percent of Americans who do not have celiac disease should also avoid it. The problem is that such whole-grain foods happen to be rich in vitamin B, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and fiber, and may even help lower the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. That explains, says Peter H.R. Green, the director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in an interview with WebMD, that going gluten-free “isn’t something anyone should do casually.” MYTH: Eggs are bad for your heart. Eggs have long enjoyed a bad rap and a renaissance in equal amounts. According to the Harvard Medical School, the only large study that addressed the issue found “no connection between the two.” However, egg yolks do contain cholesterol, calories, and fat. So, for a lean and healthier option, discard the yolk or switch to pourable egg whites-only altogether, such as Egg Beaters. 45


SALT A ND YOUR HEALTH Salt is essential to keeping your body’s fluids in balance. But too much salt can lead to a host of health problems. The chemical name for dietary salt, or table salt, is sodium chloride. Most doctors focus on the sodium part. “The best-known effect of sodium on health is the relationship between sodium and blood pressure,” explains Dr. Catherine Loria of the National Institutes of Health. Dozens of studies, in both animals and people, have shown that increasing salt intake can raise blood pressure. And high blood pressure has been linked to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems. About one in three adults nationwide has high blood pressure. Another third have blood pressure numbers high enough to risk developing high blood pressure. That’s why, Loria says, “it’s really important for the majority of the population to reduce their blood pressure.” Experts recommend that people take in less than 2,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day. People with high blood pressure should shoot for 1,500 mg or less. But right now, the average man in the United States takes in over 4,000 mg of salt per day, and the average woman over 2,800 mg. Would you miss the taste? “Several studies have shown that as you gradually reduce sodium intake, you lessen your desire for salty food,” Loria says. In the U.K., where salt consumption has dropped by 10 percent over the past five years, surveys found that most people didn’t notice any difference in the taste of their food. Most of the salt in the average American’s diet comes in prepared and processed foods, including restaurant food, cold cuts and canned foods. Surprisingly, over 20 percent comes from grain products, such as breads, cereals, crackers and chips. “I think the best guidance we have is for people to pay attention to nutrition facts on the labels,” Loria says. Try to choose foods that list less than 5 percent of the daily value of sodium per serving on the nutrition facts label. Even small reductions in salt can help your blood pressure. If you can’t find a low-salt alternative to a particular food, try something that’s lower than what you usually buy. Why not start now? Make small changes at first, and then keep working to gradually lower your family’s salt intake. For more information, visit http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/.

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