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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 Mindfulness Can Help with Healthy Aging
3 years ago

How Mindfulness Can Help with Healthy Aging

Recently, I came home to find my 23-year-old son sitting in our backyard with his eyes closed, legs crossed – meditating. Read More

Can Healthy Fats Help You to Experience Healthy Aging?
3 years ago

Can Healthy Fats Help You to Experience Healthy Aging?

For decades, the conventional wisdom was that eating fat made us fat. As a result, food manufacturers went wild with refined carbohydrates and sugar, seeking to make low-fat foods more palatable. Now, it’s understood that it’s those foods that make us fat. Read More

Why Bikes and Retirees Are a Perfect Match
3 years ago

Why Bikes and Retirees Are a Perfect Match

Retirees face a litany of unique challenges including staying in shape, keeping mobile, maintaining social connections and much more. While these issues could hinder someone of any age, the older we get, the more trying they can be: injuries from years ago flare up, tired bones creak and worn down joints get weary. Read More

Why Sleep is Important for Your Happiness as an Older Adult
3 years ago

Why Sleep is Important for Your Happiness as an Older Adult

Do you want to be happier? It’s so easy, you can do it with your eyes closed. Literally. Good sleep is essential to positivity. This is especially true for those of us in our 50s and 60s, who have a tendency to suffer from more sleep problems than we did when we were younger. Read More

Dealing with Depression Doesn’t Mean You’re Crazy
3 years ago

Dealing with Depression Doesn’t Mean You’re Crazy

If you have read Six Lessons My Mother Taught Me about Aging Well, you will remember that my mother did NOT age well! And one of the areas that created a lot of havoc in her life was her mental health. She became consumed by a total loss of enjoyment in everything around her. Read More

Can a “Worry Diary” Help You to Get Better Sleep After 60? You Bet!
3 years ago

Can a “Worry Diary” Help You to Get Better Sleep After 60? You Bet!

Have you ever noticed that all of your problems seem worse at night? I have! There have been times in my life when I have laid in bed for hours, tormented by my past and anxious about the future. I’m sure that this is a common experience for many of the women in our community. Read More

Healthy Aging and Fat Consumption: The Good, the Debatable and the Ugly
3 years ago

Healthy Aging and Fat Consumption: The Good, the Debatable and the Ugly

Are you confused about the amounts and kinds of fat you should include in your diet? You’re not alone!

For decades, we have been advised to limit fats. But our bodies need certain types of fat throughout our lives. Read More

Endometrial Cancer: A Farewell Ceremony for My Uterus and Her Friends
3 years ago

Endometrial Cancer: A Farewell Ceremony for My Uterus and Her Friends

On the fifth long day after my biopsy, my gynecologist finally phoned. “Barbara,” Dr. Freid said, “the pathology report indicates early endometrial cancer.” Read More

6 Common Myths about Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease
3 years ago

6 Common Myths about Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease

Memory loss and its effects on a family are often misunderstood. Bringing clarity to the issue is vital to empowering you and those you care about to age well.

Here are 6 of the most common myths about memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Read More