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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!

Why More Boomer Women Are Giving Communal Living a Second Look
3 years ago

Why More Boomer Women Are Giving Communal Living a Second Look

What do medieval beguines, communal living apartments, the Golden Girls and Suzanne Braun Levine all have in common? They’re all examples of how women can support one another in dealing with the challenges of getting older. There are many things that today’s women can learn from the idea of shared living communities.  Read More

Can’t Remember Your Password? A Cup of Coffee Might Improve Your Memory
3 years ago

Can’t Remember Your Password? A Cup of Coffee Might Improve Your Memory

Having lived in Seattle for 20 years, I know what it means to be part of a city infused by “coffee culture.” In Seattle, no one honestly seems to be able to function until they have had their morning caffeine kick. You’ll see people walking the streets with disposable coffee cups almost as a fashion accessory. The original Starbucks in Pike’s Market is a bit of a shrine for tourists and normally has a long queue of customers. There are also lots of local boutique cafes with baristas celebrating coffee as an art form. Read More

Keep Your Brain Buzzing with these Free Brain Games for Seniors
3 years ago

Keep Your Brain Buzzing with these Free Brain Games for Seniors

The last time I had to fill in a medical form, it asked me “How many hours a week do you exercise?” I had to laugh. Hours? Surely you jest! Read More

How to Stop Emotional Eating – Start with Your Mindset!
3 years ago

How to Stop Emotional Eating – Start with Your Mindset!

When I was in college I had a lot on my mind. Looking back, it seems like I was worried about just about everything in my life. So, every morning, over-stressed and sleep deprived, I would order a cup of coffee and a huge cinnamon bun, dripping with icing. I would devour my 800-calorie “breakfast” in less than five minutes. Honestly, it was almost an addiction. Read More

What Are the Benefits of Having a Pet After 60? You Might be Surprised
3 years ago

What Are the Benefits of Having a Pet After 60? You Might be Surprised

I never thought much about the benefits of having a pet until my little Chihuahua, Chica, died. She was the most wonderful little dog. She used to pull books off the shelf for me when I had something on my mind. Her selections were surprisingly relevant, although I wasn’t too keen on the bite marks. She kept me company, gave me plenty of exercise and gave me someone to talk to when my family wasn’t around. Read More

People are Living Longer – Will 120 Soon Be the New 60?
3 years ago

People are Living Longer – Will 120 Soon Be the New 60?

Ray Kurzweil is Google’s Director of Engineering, and he spends a lot of his time thinking and making predictions about the future. He has a pretty good track record. For example, back when what we now know as “the Internet” was just a small network of computers in Europe, Kurzweil predicted that the Internet would become central to our lives. He also predicted that advances in artificial intelligence would make it possible for computers to beat humans at chess, eight years before it happened. Read More

What is Bed Yoga and How Can it Help You?
3 years ago

What is Bed Yoga and How Can it Help You?

If someone told you that they had just started doing bed yoga, you might now know what to think. You might wonder if bed yoga could be effective. Well, I’m here to tell you that it is! Read More

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