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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!

Longevity is a Resource – Here’s How to Get the Most from It
3 years ago

Longevity is a Resource – Here’s How to Get the Most from It

You’ve all heard it before and it is the one constant and true axiom in life: You get better as you age. Do you believe this? Is longevity really a resource? Or is this mantra just a fabrication of modern consumerism? Does American advertising use this slogan just to get you to buy a quick fix and look ten years younger with a face-life, pill or personal trainer? Read More

Want to Lose Weight After 60? Try Being More Social!
3 years ago

Want to Lose Weight After 60? Try Being More Social!

What really makes people succeed at losing weight after 60? Many people think that losing weight is something we should do “for ourselves,” not out of any external pressure or a need to suit other people’s preferences for how we look. Read More

6 Lessons My Mother Taught Me About (Not) Aging Well
3 years ago

6 Lessons My Mother Taught Me About (Not) Aging Well

Sometimes we learn what to do from someone who did it all wrong. I found myself realizing that I learned a lot about aging well from my mother. Sadly, the lessons are not ones I want to repeat. Read More

How to Get Better Sleep After 60: Creating Your Very Own Sleep Sanctuary
3 years ago

How to Get Better Sleep After 60: Creating Your Very Own Sleep Sanctuary

Let’s take a minute to imagine life 10,000 years ago. It’s sunset, and while you don’t have a watch, you know that it’s time to sleep. Over the course of the last hour, the sun has gently descended behind the mountains, turning the sky from blue to yellow to red to purple. There are dangers in the night, but, you feel safe in your cave, surrounded by your family. Read More

How to Start Running After 60 in 6 Easy Steps
3 years ago

How to Start Running After 60 in 6 Easy Steps

So you’ve decided to start running. I’m assuming you’re in good physical condition and injury free. Running is an excellent choice as it is one of the best cardio exercises for burning calories and strengthening the heart. You’re aware that other women over 60 are running and that they all have good things to say about how they’ve improved their physical and mental health. Read More

The Difference Between Being Alone and Being Lonely After 60
3 years ago

The Difference Between Being Alone and Being Lonely After 60

If you have been following Sixty and Me for a while, you know that one of my big ambitions is to help solve the problem of loneliness among Baby Boomers. This is one of the reasons that I launched Boomerly, a new site to help Boomers make friends who share their interests. Read More

4 Reasons Cardio is Essential for Fitness After 60
3 years ago

4 Reasons Cardio is Essential for Fitness After 60

You’re not too old to do Cardio! What are you talking about?

I don’t understand why people tell me that we are too old to do cardio exercise! It boggles my mind that they think age is an opt-out ticket for quality of life. Does this mean that, at a certain age, we are to give up? Should we throw in the towel? Well not me, and I’m 61. I get so pissed off at these people. Most of them are my age and some are even younger!

Cardio is important for everyone, especially those of us who have been around for more than half a century. Here are 4 good reasons why cardio is essential for fitness after 60: Read More

How to Use Self-Massage to Improve Your Happiness After 60 – 3 Ways to Get Started
3 years ago

How to Use Self-Massage to Improve Your Happiness After 60 – 3 Ways to Get Started

There are so many benefits of massage for everyone, and, particularly as we age, we need to think about giving our bodies and joints a bit more care than in our younger years. It’s not just about looking after our bodies. We also need to do things to improve our well-being and ensure we are caring for our minds and happiness as well. Read More

5 Unexpected Benefits of Yoga for Women Over 60, Based on My Own Experience
3 years ago

5 Unexpected Benefits of Yoga for Women Over 60, Based on My Own Experience

Years ago, I did yoga weekly, at a local yoga studio, but, it was such a hassle getting there in rush hour traffic. So, I started going less and less, always finding a good excuse to skip the session. Read More

Fitness Over 60 Tips: Why Pilates is Perfect for Older Women
3 years ago

Fitness Over 60 Tips: Why Pilates is Perfect for Older Women

Since the 1990s, the popularity of Pilates has skyrocketed. Its rise is largely due to its ability to be practiced almost anywhere… and by almost anyone! Visits to the gym could almost be obsolete as many opt to take their exercise routine to the living room, bedroom or even poolside. Here are some reasons Pilates is the answer to most fitness over 60 concerns. Read More

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