When I was a young woman, I could eat an entire pizza and never gain an ounce. Now that I am in my 60s, it feels like I could gain 10 pounds just from saying “pizza” out loud. On second thoughts, hopefully writing it down in this article won’t have the same effect!
We all feel a little lonely at times. As a single woman, I often wish that I had someone to talk with and laugh with. Maybe it would be nice just to have someone to share my newly found cooking skills with.
Of course, I don’t dwell on these feelings. But, it’s clear to me that, whether we are married or single, feeling lonely from time to time is inevitable as we get a little older.
You’re a baby boomer. You’re part of the most active and outstanding generation this nation has ever seen. Now, you’re either headed into or are already in your 60s – and you aren’t slowing down. But amidst all this activity you may have noticed some signs of aging.
In many ways, sleep is an incredibly complicated process. For centuries, it was the domain of myth and speculation.
Now, as brain measurement techniques improve, scientists are finally starting to understand how and why we sleep. They still don’t have the full picture yet, but, their findings have led to some surprisingly simple suggestions.
There’s a big difference between being alone and feeling lonely. Being alone is something we have all experienced in our lives, sometimes by choice, sometimes as the result of circumstances beyond our control. “Being lonely” involves how we interpret our situation.
Today’s job market is competitive. Because of this, we do our best to avoid showing any signs of vulnerability or weakness. Though hearing loss is a sign of neither, employees can be afraid to talk to their bosses or even their co-workers about it, but shouldn’t be. Let’s look at the facts.
I’m a cat person. I’ve always had a cat and can’t image my home without one. My cat isn’t my pet, it’s a member of my family. I love coming home and having my boy run up to greet me, rubbing against my legs and looking up at me with his big wide eyes that say he missed me. No matter how difficult my day has been, I forget it all about it when I see his eager face.
I have a confession to make. I hate the gym. As someone who manages a community that is dedicated to helping women over 60 to live healthier lives, I feel kind of guilty about this. In reality, like most women over 60, I see working out as a “necessary evil.”
When we think about what it takes to stay healthy after 60, we usually think about what we should say “yes” to – more exercise, more veggies, more social interaction and move walking. Unfortunately, this is only half of the story. In order to get the most from life after 60, we also need to eliminate negative forces in our life. We need to remove anxiety, eliminate toxic people and get rid of our bad habits.
Here are 5 things that you can eliminate to improve your health after 60:
When you think about the word “menopause,” you probably imagine a woman in her early 50s. In reality, what happens to our bodies after menopause is just as important.
The changes that occur in our bodies during menopause have long lasting effects. Some of the symptoms, such as night sweats, can last into our 60s and 70s. But, even when the obvious symptoms pass, we still have to deal with a “new normal” in terms of our hormones.