Staying strong and healthy

By Metro News A balanced diet and exercise, which includes a combination of aerobic activities and strength training, is necessary to maintain long-term health.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular physical activity is one of the most important things older adults can do to protect their overall health. Exercise helps to delay or prevent many of the

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Relish the moment: Pfluegers love social aspects of the sport

By Chelsea Retherford | Living 50 Plus Richard Pflueger amicably tapped paddles with his teammate, Don McNutt, and their two opponents, Pflueger’s wife, Jan, and Linda Orr, following the final game of the day one hot Wednesday in June. Richard had barely broken a sweat after alternating five or six friendly, yet competitive games with several other players throughout the

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All about pickleball

By Chelsea Retherford | Living 50 Plus While Richard and Jan Pflueger are credited with starting the Shoals Area Pickleball league, and initiating conversations about adding public courts in Florence and Muscle Shoals, Richard said it was Don McBrayer who first introduced the sport to north Alabama students in the early 1970s. McBrayer, professor emeritus of Physical Education at the

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