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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!

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

Why is Losing Weight After 60 So Tough? What Can You Do About it?
4 weeks ago

Why is Losing Weight After 60 So Tough? What Can You Do About it?

“I have every self-help and diet book out there, and here I am, still 40 pounds overweight. Sometimes I lose weight and get all excited, only to sabotage myself and eat like a horse. What is wrong with me?”

Sound familiar? Read More

What’s All the Hullabaloo about Mindfulness Meditation?
4 weeks ago

What’s All the Hullabaloo about Mindfulness Meditation?

I sit on my living room floor, in front of the fire, after my morning tea. This is my time; time to slow my breath, relax my body and just be present. This is my way of soothing my mind and releasing the tension in my body. Nothing fancy, nothing strange; this is mindfulness meditation and I love it. Read More

The Fascinating Connection Between Crossword Puzzles and Alzheimer’s
4 weeks ago

The Fascinating Connection Between Crossword Puzzles and Alzheimer’s

Despite the billions of dollars that have been spent on Alzheimer’s research, we still don’t have a complete understanding of how this devastating disease works. So, it may be decades before we have an Alzheimer’s cure, if one is in the future at all. Read More

Oops! Unexpected Gas and Other Midlife Tummy Troubles
4 weeks ago

Oops! Unexpected Gas and Other Midlife Tummy Troubles

Joanie confided to me that she was mortified on a fairly regular basis.

“Why is this happening to me?” she asked. “I’m sitting with friends at a restaurant and let out a toot when I stand up to leave. It’s funny but also very embarrassing. I try to pretend it’s the chair scraping on the tile floor, but they laugh and say it happens to them too.” Read More

At Age 61, I Held a 7-Minute Plank… My Reasons May Surprise You
1 month ago

At Age 61, I Held a 7-Minute Plank… My Reasons May Surprise You

Last year, at age 61, I held a plank for 7 minutes. Now, setting personal records for holding planks may not be a priority for most women in their 60s, but I like a good challenge! Read More

This 100-Year-Old Runner Will Either Inspire or Embarrass You into Action
1 month ago

This 100-Year-Old Runner Will Either Inspire or Embarrass You into Action

Staying in shape plays a vital role in a person’s overall level of health and well-being at any and every age!

But for those of us in our 60s and beyond, staying in shape is especially important. Read More

4 Surprising Benefits of Crossword Puzzles for Older Adults
1 month ago

4 Surprising Benefits of Crossword Puzzles for Older Adults

Have you ever noticed how the simplest activities can bring you the most pleasure?

Take crossword puzzles, for example. There is something so relaxing about sitting down with a cup of steaming-hot tea to fill in the Sunday crossword puzzle in the newspaper. And, if a biscuit or two happen to escape from their tin and into your mouth, so much the better! After all, when it comes to enjoying simple pleasures, there are no rules! Read More

5 Reasons Nordic Pole Walking is Amazing for Older Women
1 month ago

5 Reasons Nordic Pole Walking is Amazing for Older Women

Nordic pole walking originated in Finland in the early 20th century as a summer training exercise for cross country skiers. Read More

5 Things Every Woman Over 60 Should Do to Prepare for a Doctor’s Visit
1 month ago

5 Things Every Woman Over 60 Should Do to Prepare for a Doctor’s Visit

I’ve been on both sides of the exam table, as a patient and as a nurse in a busy internal medicine practice. I’d like to share some tips on how to prepare for a visit with your doctor. Read More