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Moving forward

Simple stretching and exercising can help fend off effects of aging

By Kathleen Pierce
Globe Correspondent / November 6, 2011

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Frank Sinatra’s “The September of My Years’’ plays as David Daniel moves into the cat stretch. On a yoga mat in his Westford den, the 66-year-old writer arches his back after a long day teaching English at a nearby charter school. Time does march on, but the negative effects of aging don’t have to accompany you every step of the way. Simple exercise such as a half hour of yoga a few days a week can be the difference between staying spry or lapsing into a sloth-like lump reaching for the remote.

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