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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!

2 Simple Secrets to a Long and Healthy Life
3 weeks ago

2 Simple Secrets to a Long and Healthy Life

I recently took an Internet test to see what my life expectancy was.

It asked a lot of questions about life habits, history of disease in the family and even education. After I’d answered all the questions I clicked the Calculate-Life-Expectancy button at the bottom of the page. Read More

10 Wonderful Water Workouts for Better Fitness After 50
4 weeks ago

10 Wonderful Water Workouts for Better Fitness After 50

One of the best things about summer is outdoor exercise. If you have access to an outdoor pool, it’ll be warm and ready for use! So, water workouts here we come! Read More

7 Ways to Prevent Falls and Related Injuries
1 month ago

7 Ways to Prevent Falls and Related Injuries

I saw a startling statistic that alarmed me, and I think it will alarm you as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an older adult is treated for a fall in the Emergency Room every 11 seconds, and an elderly person dies from a fall every 19 minutes! Read More

5 Delicious Foods to Relieve Sensitive Teeth
1 month ago

5 Delicious Foods to Relieve Sensitive Teeth

I had just walked for two blissful hours along a beautiful coastline on a hot summer’s day and arrived at a beachside cafe famous for its homemade ice creams. Taking my time to select a scoop each of lemon sorbet and salted caramel, I carried my cone down to enjoy it on the warm sand. Read More

How to Recharge Your Batteries by Experiencing Nature’s Beauty
1 month ago

How to Recharge Your Batteries by Experiencing Nature’s Beauty

I have just returned from a journey, camping in one of the remote mountain areas of Peru. It was an amazing experience that I only dreamed of, especially since I am in my 60s and didn’t think I was strong enough to make the journey. Read More

Melatonin and Aging: How It Can Help with Memory and Longevity?
1 month ago

Melatonin and Aging: How It Can Help with Memory and Longevity?

What is aging? Volumes have been written on the subject, but our understanding of it, while constantly growing, is still hazy.

However, if pressed to summarize the underlying process on the level of the cell, scientists would agree that many aging-related processes seem to share one underlying theme: inflammation. Read More

How to Overcome Your Fear of Developing Alzheimer’s
1 month ago

How to Overcome Your Fear of Developing Alzheimer’s

When it comes to aging, while concerns about sagging skin, baggy eyes and low energy might preoccupy your thoughts, they can seem superficial when it comes to fears of developing Alzheimer’s or cognitive decline, losing your memory and developing dementia. Read More

Taking Antibiotics? Be Sure to Protect your Digestive System!
1 month ago

Taking Antibiotics? Be Sure to Protect your Digestive System!

Antibiotic use in the United States is among the highest in the world. In fact, this class of drugs is prescribed to four out of five Americans every year. They are an effective treatment and prevention for a variety of bacterial infections ranging from pneumonia to UTIs. And most of us have taken antibiotics at some point in our lives. Read More

How to Recover from an Emergency Surgery and Get Back to Your Life
1 month ago

How to Recover from an Emergency Surgery and Get Back to Your Life

I moved a few towns over in late March and got a call from a former neighbor today. She called to apologize for taking so long to call me. She had good reason. Read More

Hip Hip Hooray! How to Get Through a Hip Replacement with Grace and Positivity
1 month ago

Hip Hip Hooray! How to Get Through a Hip Replacement with Grace and Positivity

My hip hurt for years; I started limping. But I lived with the pain because I didn’t want to pay attention to it when there were so many more interesting things to do!

When friends suggested hip replacement, I recoiled. Hip replacement was a dirty word in my life. I felt shame. Hip replacement was for other people, for old people, not me. Not me. Read More