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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!

How to Find Friends and Fight Loneliness After 60
3 years ago

How to Find Friends and Fight Loneliness After 60

Despite everything we know about the importance of maintaining social connections as we get older, finding friends after 60 can be a challenge. As we age, the easy social connections that we enjoyed as schoolmates, parents and colleagues change. As a result, many women find themselves facing shrinking social circles and needing to make new friends. In other words, we find a void in our lives and no easy way to fill it. Read More

3 Unexpected Benefits of Gentle Yoga for Older Women (Video)
3 years ago

3 Unexpected Benefits of Gentle Yoga for Older Women (Video)

There are so many misconceptions about the benefits of yoga for older women. Some people believe that the goal of yoga is to “get flexible.” Others think that it is only for the young and fit. This last belief is particularly frustrating because the benefits of gentle yoga for older adults are greater than for any other group. After all, we have decades of stress stored in our bodies! Read More

Reignite the Spark: Try Yoga for Better Sex After 60
3 years ago

Reignite the Spark: Try Yoga for Better Sex After 60

What if someone told you your sex life could be better after 60 than it was in your 20s?  Many people assume age-related changes in the body mean a decrease in sexual activity or at least sexual ability.

However, many older yogis discover that yoga can help them re-invigorate their sex lives in a variety of ways. Here are a few reasons to try yoga for better sex after 60. Read More

Having Trouble Sleeping? Try these 6 Unexpected Tips
3 years ago

Having Trouble Sleeping? Try these 6 Unexpected Tips

Getting enough sleep is one of the most important components of overall health and well-being, especially for older women. Unfortunately, as we age, our sleep patterns often become more irregular. We might find ourselves getting tired earlier, waking up earlier, or sleeping less deeply than before.

This is not just a matter of inconvenience. As I learned from my conversation with author and molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, sleep is one of the most important things for the aging brain. But, what can we do about it? Read More

Losing Weight After 60 is Possible! Just Get Rid of these 8 Things
3 years ago

Losing Weight After 60 is Possible! Just Get Rid of these 8 Things

Many women are trying to lose weight after 60. Unfortunately, with nature playing tricks on our metabolisms, it feels like we have to work twice as hard to move those pounds. Most of us have found out that diets don’t work and green tea, despite its many health benefits, won’t shrink you two dress sizes. There has to be an alternative! And, in fact, there is. Unfortunately, since businesses haven’t found a way to make money from common sense, you won’t hear about it in any TV commercials.

Losing Weight After 60 is Within Your Power

The solution is to get back to basics. Instead of following the weight-loss trends, why not make small, gradual lifestyle changes that contribute to fewer calories consumed and more calories burned? Furthermore, instead of trying to be disciplined, why not make simple changes to your environment that help you to get in shape without even trying? Read More

Yoga for Concentration and Memory
3 years ago

Yoga for Concentration and Memory

Do you sometimes start looking for something and then forget what it is you wanted to find? Do you find yourself beginning a task only to find your brain meandering off away from the chore at hand? Gentle yoga can help you re-train your brain to focus and concentrate.

Here are a few tips when it comes to yoga for concentration and memory. Read More

Embrace Your Curves with Plus Size Yoga
3 years ago

Embrace Your Curves with Plus Size Yoga

When you picture a yoga student, what kind of person pops into your mind? If you’re like most of us, you probably imagine a young, slender, athletic woman, twisting herself into a pretzel, with a serene look on her face. Read More

Healthy Aging: 10 Small Habits that Can Make a Huge Difference
3 years ago

Healthy Aging: 10 Small Habits that Can Make a Huge Difference

It’s easy to feel confused by all the healthy aging advice out there. Wine is good for you. Wine is bad for you. Take calcium supplements. Don’t take calcium supplements. At times, it seems like the “experts” really don’t know what they’re talking about. I can’t solve any of these debates. But, I can give you a few simple things that you can do to stay healthy after 60. Read More

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