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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!

Preventative Health Screenings: Are They Right for Me?
3 weeks ago

Preventative Health Screenings: Are They Right for Me?

You’ve probably received them in the mail. Those colorful flyers from companies that advertise a variety of preventative health screenings. I used to think they were scams and immediately tossed the flyers into the wastebasket. Read More

Think You Don’t Have Time to Experience the Benefits of Walking? Think Again!
3 weeks ago

Think You Don’t Have Time to Experience the Benefits of Walking? Think Again!

Most of us know that exercising is one of the secrets to good health after 60. Unfortunately, unlike the midlife men and women that you see on TV, baby boomers in the real world are busy. We are juggling careers, pursuing our passions, staying engaged with our families and preparing for the next phase of our lives. Read More

What Nutrients Would a Dietitian Recommend for Healthy Aging? We Have Answers!
3 weeks ago

What Nutrients Would a Dietitian Recommend for Healthy Aging? We Have Answers!

Everyone wants to enjoy good health, but nobody likes to think about having good nutrition. We simply want to enjoy the foods we eat but if we are not intentional about healthy eating, we may find ourselves ageing less gracefully than we’d like. Join us in discussion with registered dietitian Ashley Koff who’s sharing the key to healthy eating and healthy ageing. Enjoy the show! Read More

11 Natural Constipation Remedies to Try in Your 60s
3 weeks ago

11 Natural Constipation Remedies to Try in Your 60s

There are seven common problems associated with digestion: constipation, diarrhea, a mix of constipation and diarrhea, gas, cramps, bloat and acid reflux.

Today I want to share with you what I know about constipation, an issue that plagues many women in later life, and how to achieve improved regularity. Read More

The 5 Most Common Senior Micronutrient Deficiencies
3 weeks ago

The 5 Most Common Senior Micronutrient Deficiencies

You might be surprised to learn that even in developed countries like the United States malnutrition is a serious problem. It’s especially prevalent among senior citizens. In fact, one in three older adults who are admitted to the hospital are malnourished. Read More

Exploring Both Sides of the Physician-Aided Dying Conversation
3 weeks ago

Exploring Both Sides of the Physician-Aided Dying Conversation

Of all the healthcare issues that spark controversy, extreme emotion and passionate advocacy, the idea of physician-assisted dying arguably tops the list. It’s not hard to understand why. Faced with the prospect of intractable pain and prolonged suffering, many people believe that…
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Want to Reduce Stress in Your 60s? Here’s How to Beat Anxiety with Herbal Medicines
4 weeks ago

Want to Reduce Stress in Your 60s? Here’s How to Beat Anxiety with Herbal Medicines

If you regularly feel apprehensive or panicky, or experience feelings of dread, you could have general anxiety disorder in which you worry excessively about a number of everyday problems. Read More

3 Simple Techniques to Use When You Are Feeling Stressed
4 weeks ago

3 Simple Techniques to Use When You Are Feeling Stressed

Each of us experiences stress differently, so what you may find stressful may not affect the person next to you.

I recently wrote an article exploring the different ways stress can be generated in our life. Today, I am going to define stress and explain how it affects the body and how you can destress your life by engaging some simple techniques. Read More

5 Ways to Build Resilience After 60
4 weeks ago

5 Ways to Build Resilience After 60

I have returned home from summer travel. The good feelings I had built up during my active vacation (two weeks of hiking in the Sierras) are being tested because I live in a valley that features the worst air quality in the nation at this moment due to the raging wild fires on the West Coast of the USA. Read More

Want to Know More About Heart Health? Let’s Start with the Basics
4 weeks ago

Want to Know More About Heart Health? Let’s Start with the Basics

The heart has long been considered the most important organ in the body.

In the fourth century B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle believed that our intelligence stemmed from the heart. During the Renaissance, the heart was seen as the center of emotion. Read More

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