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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!

8 Things That Can Cause Joint Pain After 50
2 weeks ago

8 Things That Can Cause Joint Pain After 50

There is a piece of folklore about a 90-year-old man named John. He went to his doctor complaining of an aching left knee. The doctor looked at him and wryly said, “You know, John, you are 90 years old.” Without missing a beat John replied, “I know I’m 90, doc, and both of my knees are 90, too, but only one of them hurts.” Read More

Fighting Loneliness: How Local Friends Can Become Your New Family
2 weeks ago

Fighting Loneliness: How Local Friends Can Become Your New Family

The concept of aging alone occurred to me after helping my older parents with challenges like cleaning the house, meal preparation, shopping, driving to doctor’s appointments and medical treatments, and even managing medications. Read More

Feeling Stressed Out? 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help
2 weeks ago

Feeling Stressed Out? 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help

Today, we are overworked, overstressed and overwhelmed. The pace of life is faster than ever. The economic, social and political stresses are all creating internal and external turmoil. Read More

3 Ways to Plan for Your Future Health Care Needs
2 weeks ago

3 Ways to Plan for Your Future Health Care Needs

Knowing how to recognize a good opportunity to start looking for long term care options can be difficult. Whether we are looking for ourselves, a family member or a loved one, considering senior care can often signal an unwanted decline in our or their health. Read More

How to Interpret Risks and Benefits When Reading Health Studies
3 weeks ago

How to Interpret Risks and Benefits When Reading Health Studies

I could probably live to age 120 or so. Or at least I should, if the reports of many, many health studies could be taken at face value. Read More

Listen to Your Body! 5 Healthy Eating Tips for Women Over 60
3 weeks ago

Listen to Your Body! 5 Healthy Eating Tips for Women Over 60

These days, it seems there is at least one article, study or documentary coming out each day that delivers conflicting information about what you should and shouldn’t be eating. Read More

How Mammograms Look at the Older Breast… and New 3D Options
3 weeks ago

How Mammograms Look at the Older Breast… and New 3D Options

I was recently visiting with a friend who is the chief radiologist at a small hospital in New York. He is a gentle, thoughtful guy. As such, I was a bit taken aback when he proclaimed that he wished we could just throw mammography out. Read More

Confessions of a Woman Who Secretly Wears Hearing Aids
3 weeks ago

Confessions of a Woman Who Secretly Wears Hearing Aids

Not many people know it (and now everyone will), but I occasionally wear hearing aids. Not for everyday use, but for when I am in a crowded situation where people have to talk and listen to each other. Read More

Boomers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction: Here’s How to Protect Yourself
4 weeks ago

Boomers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

If you’d like to see upfront-and-personal the face of the fastest-growing group of people at risk for opioid addiction and abuse, look in your bathroom mirror. While it may be comforting to believe that drug addiction affects mostly people who are “not like us,” the truth is a little different. Read More

Want to Keep Your Brain Healthy After 60? This Psychiatrist Has Some Tips
4 weeks ago

Want to Keep Your Brain Healthy After 60? This Psychiatrist Has Some Tips

Have you ever wondered how you can keep your brain healthy? Psychiatrist and author John Ratey shares amazing information about the power exercise has over the brain. Enjoy the show! Read More