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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!

Upper Body Yoga for Seniors
3 years ago

Upper Body Yoga for Seniors

Is life becoming literally a pain in the neck for you? Yoga for seniors may be able to help! In this article, we will explore several yoga poses, including cow face arms and eagle arms. Read More

Easy Yoga Breathing for Seniors
3 years ago

Easy Yoga Breathing for Seniors

Each time I begin a new yoga for seniors class, I tell my students that the first thing we’re going to practice is breathing. Students usually laugh when I say this. After all, breathing is something all of us literally do in our sleep. Read More

Energizing Yoga for Seniors
3 years ago

Energizing Yoga for Seniors

Instead of reaching for another cup of coffee next time you have a low energy day, try doing some energizing yoga for seniors. We’ve selected four yoga poses which help dispel fatigue. After performing one or more of these, you’ll feel revved up and ready for the next part of your day. Read More

5 Ways to Avoid Loneliness in Retirement
3 years ago

5 Ways to Avoid Loneliness in Retirement

Most boomer women have a strong work ethic and derive a great sense of identity from their work. After all, many of us started working when we were 15 and have worked for 45 years, so when work ends, there is often a huge void in our lives. This leaves many of us looking for ways to avoid loneliness in retirement. Read More

2 Key Benefits of Yoga that Can Revolutionize Your Health
3 years ago

2 Key Benefits of Yoga that Can Revolutionize Your Health

Since many people first encounter yoga at health clubs, many of us associate it solely with fitness and exercise. However, yoga has long been known in India as a healing practice which benefits people of all ages. Read More

Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment: What Can We Really Do? (Video)
3 years ago

Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment: What Can We Really Do? (Video)

Research on dementia and Alzheimer’s prevention is just getting started. Even though these diseases affect millions of people around the world, in terms of prevention and treatment, we still are on a journey of discovery. Read More

What are the Benefits of Pilates for Women Over 60? You May be Surprised!
3 years ago

What are the Benefits of Pilates for Women Over 60? You May be Surprised!

Pleasure is not normally a word that we associate with exercise. When I started my Pilates class a few weeks ago, I came away smiling after an hour of gentle and mindful stretching to soft music. I had a sense that, for me personally, I had found a workout regime that was right for my body. So it does not surprise me that Pilates has become one of the most popular exercises for older women.

Many of us are taking classes to build strength, reduce back pain, lose weight, or to improve coordination and balance. It has some similarities to yoga because it focuses on principles related to concentration, control and centering of the body. Read More

The Truth about Alzheimer’s Disease: Statistics, Causes, Early Signs and Stages (Video)
3 years ago

The Truth about Alzheimer’s Disease: Statistics, Causes, Early Signs and Stages (Video)

Many women in their 60s think a lot about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. They may be helping a parent, friend or partner. Or, maybe they worry about whether they will personally be impacted by Alzheimer’s one day. Read More

It’s OK to Grab the Tissues: Why Crying is Good for You
3 years ago

It’s OK to Grab the Tissues: Why Crying is Good for You

I have always considered myself a sensitive person. I cry easily. I tear up while watching the news or reading a human interest story. I weep at both happy and sad movies, at weddings, concerts, reunions and listening to music. I even cry when I read those Facebook posts with titles that end with “you won’t believe what happens next.” Read More

Hate the Gym? Here are 6 Simple Tips for Losing Weight after 60
3 years ago

Hate the Gym? Here are 6 Simple Tips for Losing Weight after 60

Many older women are trying to be more physically active. Some of us want to shed a few extra pounds. Others women just want to improve their overall fitness to get more from life. Unfortunately, losing weight after 60 tends to present a few unique challenges. Read More