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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!

How to Get Better Sleep After 60: Creating Your Very Own Sleep Sanctuary
4 hours ago

How to Get Better Sleep After 60: Creating Your Very Own Sleep Sanctuary

Let’s take a minute to imagine life 10,000 years ago. It’s sunset, and while you don’t have a watch, you know that it’s time to sleep. Over the course of the last hour, the sun has gently descended behind the mountains, turning the sky from blue to yellow to red to purple. There are dangers in the night, but, you feel safe in your cave, surrounded by your family. Read More

The Hidden Health Sabotage of Older Age: Follow These 3 Tips to Help You Navigate Through It
1 day ago

The Hidden Health Sabotage of Older Age: Follow These 3 Tips to Help You Navigate Through It

It’s January. The holiday festivities and pressures are behind us and a new year stretches to the horizon – one filled with possibilities. It’s natural to think of new beginnings or re-commit to goals this time of year. Have you considered how specifically you’ll move closer to your goals? Read More

Should I Trust a Physician’s Assistant? The Case for a Growing Field of Health Experts
1 day ago

Should I Trust a Physician’s Assistant? The Case for a Growing Field of Health Experts

Dr. W, an orthopedic surgeon, leaned towards me and launched into a lecture.

“We can’t determine what you need without an x-ray,” he barked, cutting me off in mid-sentence. Read More

What if Weight Loss Is Not About the Food? Emotions Can Control Your Eating Habits Even After 60!
2 days ago

What if Weight Loss Is Not About the Food? Emotions Can Control Your Eating Habits Even After 60!

With New Year resolutions still hot off the press, there is a certain energy in the air. It happens every January. It’s exciting at first. Enthusiasm is high. People are motivated – and hopeful. And then… they’re not. Read More

Want to Achieve Lifelong Wellness After 60? Follow These 5 Steps!
3 days ago

Want to Achieve Lifelong Wellness After 60? Follow These 5 Steps!

Modern medicine has a way of keeping us alive even when our health is terrible. The United States Census Bureau reported that the 90-year-old are among the fastest growing demographic. Read More

Dealing with Depression Doesn’t Mean You’re Crazy
3 days ago

Dealing with Depression Doesn’t Mean You’re Crazy

If you have read Six Lessons My Mother Taught Me about Aging Well, you will remember that my mother did NOT age well! And one of the areas that created a lot of havoc in her life was her mental health. She became consumed by a total loss of enjoyment in everything around her. Read More

Our Perceptions About Aging Matter: Look for Roses, Not Weeds
5 days ago

Our Perceptions About Aging Matter: Look for Roses, Not Weeds

My primary physician is retiring next month. On hearing the news, I promptly devolved into a state of shock, quickly followed by utter panic. Read More

5 Everyday Health Hacks for Women Over 60
5 days ago

5 Everyday Health Hacks for Women Over 60

“Your life does not get better by chance; it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn

January, the month of resolutions and new beginnings, is quickly passing. What is it you want to accomplish with your health this year? Read More

A Brisk Walk and Good Food Make Up the Recipe for Longevity
6 days ago

A Brisk Walk and Good Food Make Up the Recipe for Longevity

One brisk walk a day is enough to cut the risk of early death by as much as 15 per cent, according to Public Health England. I read this in my nightly download of stories of centenarians. Fifteen percent! That’s a pretty good payoff for one brisk walk a day, don’t you think? Read More

6 Natural Flu and Cold Remedies, Just in Time for Winter!
1 week ago

6 Natural Flu and Cold Remedies, Just in Time for Winter!

‘Tis the season for get-togethers, gift exchanges and goodwill.

But it’s also the season for colds and flus.

The best defense is offense. Wash your hands for 20 seconds when touching or near contagious people or shared items. Use the hand wipes provided in grocery stores to wipe the handles of shopping carts. Read More