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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!

10 Steps to Help Older Women Get Energized for Losing Weight at the End of the Year 
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10 Steps to Help Older Women Get Energized for Losing Weight at the End of the Year 

2018 is quickly coming to a close. As a holistic nutritionist I’m often asked: “What is the secret to lasting weight loss?” That’s a heavy question, no pun intended. Here are 10 things I’ve learned in the 20+ years I’ve been helping older women who want to lose weight: Read More

Attention Women Over 60! Don’t Ignore These 5 Silent Signs of a Heart Attack
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Attention Women Over 60! Don’t Ignore These 5 Silent Signs of a Heart Attack

On a beautiful fall morning in late October 2002, I was planting Iris bulbs along the waterfront of our home in the Northern Neck of VA. I felt a bit more tired than I thought was reasonable and noted that I was sweating more than normal, so I sat down and lit up a cigarette. Read More

5 Lessons I Learned from My Unconventional Road to the National Senior Olympics
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5 Lessons I Learned from My Unconventional Road to the National Senior Olympics

When I was informed that I had qualified to play tennis in this year’s National Senior Olympic Games in Albuquerque, it was a kind of dream come true. Read More

Don’t Hibernate This Winter! 3 Tips to Help 60+ Women Get Outdoors and Stay Healthy
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Don’t Hibernate This Winter! 3 Tips to Help 60+ Women Get Outdoors and Stay Healthy

As the colder weather and holidays approach, it’s tempting to hunker down, get comfy, and grab some hot cocoa and snacks for a long winter’s hibernation indoors. Read More

Grace and Frankie: An Unexpected Example of PHD (Perfectly Hidden Depression) After 60
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Grace and Frankie: An Unexpected Example of PHD (Perfectly Hidden Depression) After 60

Binge-watching Netflix, or binge-watching anything really, had never sounded appealing. But that was before I started writing a book and desperately needed something to distract me from my own brain. Read More

Boomer Women and Insomnia: Think Twice Before Taking a Sleeping Pill!
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Boomer Women and Insomnia: Think Twice Before Taking a Sleeping Pill!

Contrary to what you may have heard, the amount of sleep you need as you get older doesn’t decrease. Boomers need about as much sleep – between seven and nine hours – as younger adults. Read More

This is the Worst Mistake When It Comes to Exercise Over 60
1 week ago

This is the Worst Mistake When It Comes to Exercise Over 60

A few days ago, while I was working my way through my usual workout routine at the gym, I noticed a woman in her mid-60s going through her 60-minute orientation. Read More

From Hibernation to Wholeness
1 week ago

From Hibernation to Wholeness

Don’t you feel like holing up when the shorter days of November arrive (if you’re in the Northern hemisphere, that is)? Do you have a voice inside that says, “If you don’t use it, you lose it”? Read More

Falls Shatter Lives After 60: A Geriatrician Shares How to Stay Safe
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Falls Shatter Lives After 60: A Geriatrician Shares How to Stay Safe

There’s nothing quite as embarrassing as falling ungracefully to the ground. It’s one of the signs of aging that we’d like to ignore and deny but there is hope. Please join us in conversation with Dr. Leslie Kernisan, a geriatrician who shares tips on maintaining balance as we age. Enjoy the show! Read More

The Dangers of Sitting: Is Your Comfy Chair Killing You Softly?
2 weeks ago

The Dangers of Sitting: Is Your Comfy Chair Killing You Softly?

Unless you are one of the lucky few who has a walking desk, chances are you are sitting down right now. “So what?” you may be thinking. If you are like most people, you probably have no idea that the amount of time that you spend sitting could be killing you. Read More