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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!

Discovering Hydrosols, Powerful Secret Ingredients for the Body and Home
2 weeks ago

Discovering Hydrosols, Powerful Secret Ingredients for the Body and Home

I receive poor marks when it comes to my “womanly” skills of make-up, cosmetics or special body products. My use of the word womanly is indeed tongue-in-cheek. I recognize it may have insulting overtones to women and dismisses many men who are quite knowledgeable on these subjects. Read More

Exercise for Over 60 Women: It’s Better if You Hate it!
2 weeks ago

Exercise for Over 60 Women: It’s Better if You Hate it!

I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that some people were more “cut out” for exercise than others. At school there were those who loved Physical Education lessons and those who dreaded them. Read More

Should You Go Dairy Free to Boost Your Healthy Aging Prospects?
2 weeks ago

Should You Go Dairy Free to Boost Your Healthy Aging Prospects?

These days, there are plenty of things that dieticians, health professionals and personal trainers warn us to stay away from. Read More

4 Things You Need to Know About a New Dementia Diagnosis
2 weeks ago

4 Things You Need to Know About a New Dementia Diagnosis

The recent PBS documentary, Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, sounded an alarm and a wakeup call to the devastation being caused by dementia, including Alzheimer’s. As more and more people become impacted, it’s important to help family members, including children and the community-at-large, understand the disease so everyone knows how they can help.  Read More

This One Decision Could Decide Whether You Achieve Healthy Aging
2 weeks ago

This One Decision Could Decide Whether You Achieve Healthy Aging

What happens to our bodies, emotions and memory in our 50s and 60s? They take us by surprise.
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How to Recover from an Illness Luxuriously… Even if You Aren’t Made of Money
2 weeks ago

How to Recover from an Illness Luxuriously… Even if You Aren’t Made of Money

Being sick is never fun. There are two schools of being ill: “Stop the world I want to get off,” (that’s me) or the stoic, “It’s nothing,” and carry on. I don’t know how the “it’s nothing” people do it. My body and soul say, Arthur Miller style, “Attention must be paid.”
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Exercise Over 60: Work Your Body to Relax Your Mind
2 weeks ago

Exercise Over 60: Work Your Body to Relax Your Mind

It’s easy to think of your body as being completely separate from your brain. After all, your emotions and thoughts feel very different than the sensations in your body.

The reality is that your body and brain are intimately connected – and this has serious implications for dealing with stress and anxiety. This is one of the many reasons that exercise over 60 is so important. Read More

How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Health After 60
3 weeks ago

How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Health After 60

Cold weather can have many adverse effects on health. For example, your metabolism has to work harder to keep warm, which may seem a good thing if you’re trying to lose weight.

The down side, however, is that your immunity can suffer, partly because of decreased blood flow and immune responses in the nose – your first line of defence against respiratory viruses. Read More

Get Moving! We’re Too Old to be Sitting in Front of Our Computers All Day
3 weeks ago

Get Moving! We’re Too Old to be Sitting in Front of Our Computers All Day

Sitting has been declared the new smoking.

For the last decade, it’s become the norm to sit on our duffs for hours at a time. The average person sits for eight hours a day and much of that time is spent in front of a computer. We’ve become dependent on computers for work, shopping and staying in touch with friends. Read More

What if Losing Weight During Menopause Meant Losing Your Husband?
3 weeks ago

What if Losing Weight During Menopause Meant Losing Your Husband?

What would you do if your efforts to feel positive were sabotaged by your husband? What if you had to choose between losing weight during menopause and losing the most important man in your life? Imagine the following situation… Read More