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Health and Fitness

Is healthy aging important to you? Are you interested in losing weight after 60? Let’s explore how fitness and gentle yoga for seniors can help!

Hip Hip Hooray! How to Get Through a Hip Replacement with Grace and Positivity
3 days ago

Hip Hip Hooray! How to Get Through a Hip Replacement with Grace and Positivity

My hip hurt for years; I started limping. But I lived with the pain because I didn’t want to pay attention to it when there were so many more interesting things to do!

When friends suggested hip replacement, I recoiled. Hip replacement was a dirty word in my life. I felt shame. Hip replacement was for other people, for old people, not me. Not me. Read More

How to Get in Shape After 50 in 4 Simple Steps
5 days ago

How to Get in Shape After 50 in 4 Simple Steps

Staying healthy and staying in shape does get harder as we age.

There are so many things going against us. We are bombarded with skinny young women on the front of magazines that sit right at the supermarket counters so there is no escaping the media glare. Read More

Will You Live to 100? Here’s How to Find Out
5 days ago

Will You Live to 100? Here’s How to Find Out

Knowing I want to eat chocolate cake at my 100th birthday party, I decide it’s time to check my odds of living so long. A quick web search later, I’m staring at an online quiz. Read More

6 Secrets of Older Women Who Maintain a Healthy Weight
6 days ago

6 Secrets of Older Women Who Maintain a Healthy Weight

Even though diet books continue to reign as best sellers in the publishing industry, they really have nothing to do with staying slim. They are quick fix remedies that work if you strictly adhere to them, but doing so means you will be following someone else’s regimen, not your own. Read More

5 Essential Skills for Overcoming Loneliness
7 days ago

5 Essential Skills for Overcoming Loneliness

So, you are starting over on a new path and you are killing it! You are happy, you are fulfilled and you are living the life you have always dreamed of living. But, no matter how much you keep telling yourself how great your new life is, you are lonely. Yep, there are times when you are crushingly lonely. Read More

The 5 Secret Messages of Foot Pain After 60
7 days ago

The 5 Secret Messages of Foot Pain After 60

Feel like your dogs are barkin’ at you more and more as you get older? You’re not alone. Almost 90% of older adults report experiencing some type of foot pain according to the International Council on Active Aging. Read More

Urinary Tract Infections Strike at Any Age… Keep an Eye Out for These 6 Signs
2 weeks ago

Urinary Tract Infections Strike at Any Age… Keep an Eye Out for These 6 Signs

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are not an ideal topic for conversation. They are a painful nuisance that accounts for 8.1 million people visiting their primary care physician each year.

However, the severity of symptoms that can occur in an older adult makes it a necessary conversation topic. Read More

3 Surprising Late-Night Snacks to Help You Get Better Sleep
2 weeks ago

3 Surprising Late-Night Snacks to Help You Get Better Sleep

If you’re like many of us, you’re a little hungry when bedtime rolls around. Although you know you shouldn’t eat a big meal just before retiring for the night, you need something in your tummy before you can fall asleep.

Whether your bedtime is closer to 8:00 pm or 2:00 am, choosing the wrong snack can keep you from getting the sleep you need. Read More

Delicious and Nutritious Wheat Substitutions for Healthy Aging
2 weeks ago

Delicious and Nutritious Wheat Substitutions for Healthy Aging

For many of us, when it comes to healthy aging, wheat or gluten is a newcomer to our dietary “foods to avoid” list. Even though we love our baguettes, pasta and pizza, they don’t seem to love us anymore. Read More

5 Dieting Mistakes When it Comes to Menopause Weight Gain
3 weeks ago

5 Dieting Mistakes When it Comes to Menopause Weight Gain

Many of my middle-aged women patients ask me similar versions of the same question: why isn’t this weight loss technique that has always worked for me in the past working now?

The answer lies in the complex ways that our hormones change and impact our metabolisms during perimenopause. Read More