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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!

What Do We Really Know About the Aging Brain? Conversation with Dr. John Medina
3 years ago

What Do We Really Know About the Aging Brain? Conversation with Dr. John Medina

Dr. John Medina has a passion for unlocking the mysteries of the aging brain. He is a developmental molecular biologist and the author of a New York Times best-selling book called Brain Rules. Read More

Osteoporosis in Women: Keeping Your Bones Healthy After 60
3 years ago

Osteoporosis in Women: Keeping Your Bones Healthy After 60

Strong, healthy bones allow us to remain active and to do all of the things we dream about in our 60s and beyond. As we age, our desire to experience the world doesn’t decrease. We want to travel, spend time in the garden, socialize and have fun with our hobbies. Most of all, we want to stay independent.

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Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?
3 years ago

Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?

I’m a tea lover. I have a particular weakness for Oolong tea, which I find calming on many levels. Perhaps because of my love affair with tea, I always viewed coffee as its evil twin. Read More

How will Technology Change the Future of Healthcare for Women?
3 years ago

How will Technology Change the Future of Healthcare for Women?

Women over 60 today can expect to live longer than any previous generation. Not only are we better educated about how to stay healthy, but, advancements in medicine are also giving us a longevity boost. Read More

Up Against the Wall: Easy Wall Yoga for Seniors
3 years ago

Up Against the Wall: Easy Wall Yoga for Seniors

If you have been postponing trying yoga for seniors because you lack the correct equipment, that excuse is about to crumble. Mats, blankets, blocks and straps can make nice additions to yoga practice, but they aren’t strictly necessary. All you need for the following yoga poses is your breath, a willingness to move and a smooth wall. Here are a few easy yoga poses you can do at home. Read More

Can Tomatoes Help Prevent Breast Cancer in Older Women? – Recent Research Says Yes!
3 years ago

Can Tomatoes Help Prevent Breast Cancer in Older Women? – Recent Research Says Yes!

You say “to-may-toes” while I say “to-mah-toes.” Whichever way you say it though, it appears that older women should consider eating lots of them to help prevent breast cancer. I hope this gives you one more thing to discuss with your doctor as a part of your own personal cancer prevention plan. Read More

Are You Sitting Your Life Away? It’s Time to Experience the Benefits of Walking!
3 years ago

Are You Sitting Your Life Away? It’s Time to Experience the Benefits of Walking!

The evidence is in! Sitting down for long periods of time is not good for us. Many previous studies have shown that a lack of regular physical activity in old age can significantly increase our chances of developing heart disease, osteoporosis and other chronic illnesses. Of course, as we age, we tend to move less, sometimes due to injury or illness. But, this can’t be the whole story. Read More

Are Older Women Drinking a Little Too Much?
3 years ago

Are Older Women Drinking a Little Too Much?

A recent report by the UK Office for National Statistics validates concerns over the amount of alcohol being consumed by older people. It turns out that, while under-25s are still the heaviest drinkers, the retired community drinks more often. In fact, the report found that one in seven women over 65 consumes alcohol at least five days a week, compared to just one in 50 women aged from 16 to 24. Read More

Down with Chairs! Using Yoga for Arthritis
3 years ago

Down with Chairs! Using Yoga for Arthritis

You are probably endangering your health even as you read this article. No, we’re not talking about whatever food or beverage you may be consuming.

While eating right is certainly important to achieving wellness, there’s another equally important factor that is rarely mentioned in the news: where and how you sit. Read More

How Can I Sleep Better? Try Yoga for Insomnia
4 years ago

How Can I Sleep Better? Try Yoga for Insomnia

If, like many women our age, you are having trouble sleeping at night, yoga for insomnia may be just the ticket! Not only can the breathing exercises help you to relax, but, the poses can remove many of the aches and pains that keep you awake at night. Read More