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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!

Celebrate Your Craving – Why Dark Chocolate is Good for You
4 years ago

Celebrate Your Craving – Why Dark Chocolate is Good for You

There’s nothing better than finding out that something that you love to eat is actually good for you! Over hundreds of years, chocolate has developed an image of luxury, decadence and temptation. Only recently have scientists begun to realize the amazing health benefits of some types of dark chocolate.

Unsurprisingly, women all over the world rejoiced to hear that they no longer needed to feel guilty for fulfilling their little guilty pleasure. But, as the research shows, not all chocolate is created equal.

Until recently, researchers knew that dark chocolate had health benefits, but, they didn’t know how it worked. Here are a few of the answers that they are giving about why dark chocolate is good for you. Read More

More Women Over 60 than Ever Are Living Alone… and Loving it!
4 years ago

More Women Over 60 than Ever Are Living Alone… and Loving it!

Midlife women are doing it again. As we did in our 20s, we are questioning fundamentals, challenging the status quo, being stubbornly bohemian and embracing the unconventional. Boomers are tenaciously breaking down stereotypes about aging and redefining life after 60. However, this raises an important question. Read More

Green, White and Purple Too – Why Is Asparagus Good for You?
4 years ago

Green, White and Purple Too – Why Is Asparagus Good for You?

Every time I go to the market, I try to load up on fresh seasonal vegetables – especially, avocado, spinach, kale and celery, which I use to make green smoothies. Unfortunately, since we are all creatures of habit, we often walk right past the vegetables that we aren’t used to and this is definitely true in my case. So, this week, I decided to research a few vegetables that are filled with goodness that I might be missing. Right at the top of the list was asparagus. Read More

Forget Anti-Aging Pills and Potions: Smiling Will Make You Younger
4 years ago

Forget Anti-Aging Pills and Potions: Smiling Will Make You Younger

If I told you that I could offer you a free way to look more beautiful, be happier and feel healthier, would you be interested? No, I’m not selling an anti-aging pill. I am, of course, talking about the power of your smile to make you look and feel better. Read More

Exploring the Benefits of Drinking Lemon Juice – Your Local Coffee Shop Will Hate This!
4 years ago

Exploring the Benefits of Drinking Lemon Juice – Your Local Coffee Shop Will Hate This!

Do you wake up and immediately crave a cup of coffee? Has a visit to your local Starbucks become an addictive morning ritual? Maybe it’s time to mix up your morning routine with fresh lemon juice. Don’t get me wrong, we know that know caffeine can help with memory and concentration. Read More

Exploring 7 Amazing Foods for Healthy Skin After 60
4 years ago

Exploring 7 Amazing Foods for Healthy Skin After 60

Like many women, I’m tired of using expensive beauty products to keep my skin looking good. So, I started looking into the best foods for healthy skin after 60. What I found was a list of foods that are not only great for your skin, but, that also may help you to live a healthy life more generally.  Read More

How to Overcome Your Fears and Get More from Life After 60
4 years ago

How to Overcome Your Fears and Get More from Life After 60

Fear is a powerful emotion. It is so strong, instinctual and deeply woven into the way we interact with our world. A lot of spiritual teachers and psychologists say that fear and love are the only real human emotions and that every other emotion comes from them.

Fear is also a primitive emotion. It is the anticipation that something bad is going to happen – like a sabre tooth tiger jumping out of the bushes. These are the things our primitive brain had to worry about. Read More

Let It Go – Exploring And Escaping the Good Girl Syndrome
4 years ago

Let It Go – Exploring And Escaping the Good Girl Syndrome

Why is a 60-year-old woman going to see “Frozen”, an animated children’s Disney movie, for the third time? The answer is that this film quite honestly changed my life. Read More

Would You Take a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease?
4 years ago

Would You Take a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease?

The word “Alzheimer’s” puts fear in the hearts of anyone over 60. Every time we forget our keys or can’t recall the name of a friend or family member, we worry that we are in the early stages of this horrible disease. Diagnosis of a disease as serious as Alzheimer’s is not to be ignored, so, a new research report from the United States caught my attention. Read More

6 Healthy Foods to Help You Boost Your Immune System Naturally
4 years ago

6 Healthy Foods to Help You Boost Your Immune System Naturally

When we get a bad cold or just feel run down, we often like to blame it on our immune system. It’s easy to think of our immune system as being separate from the other functions in our body. Like border guards or traffic cops, we expect our bodies’ defenses to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of what else is going on in our lives. The reality is somewhat more complicated. Read More