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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!

Having Trouble Sleeping After Menopause? We Have Some Ideas
3 years ago

Having Trouble Sleeping After Menopause? We Have Some Ideas

Getting a good night’s sleep is important. We live in a chaotic world, so, getting restful sleep can be challenging at any age. This is especially true after menopause.

Not only do we have the same distractions and stresses that everyone else has, but, we also have wonderfully active hormones swirling through our bodies. This makes the process of falling asleep even harder. Read More

That’s Intense! How 3 Minutes of Exercise Can Improve Your Health After 50
3 years ago

That’s Intense! How 3 Minutes of Exercise Can Improve Your Health After 50

Quick show of hands, please: Who hates to go to the gym?

How many of you feel that the body you have now in your 50s or 60s is fixed and that there’s no chance of making a big difference anymore? Read More

5 Life-Destroying Lies We Tell Ourselves After 60
3 years ago

5 Life-Destroying Lies We Tell Ourselves After 60

Women over 60 have lived complicated lives. By the time we reach our 60th birthday, we have our share of battle scars. Some of us have lost someone close to us. All of us have, in one way or another, battled discrimination and stereotypes. Throughout our lives, we have faced questions of body-image. Now, as we enter our 60s, we have a choice to make. Will we allow our negative self-talk to prevent us from living our dreams? Or, will we take control and replace our doubts with positive emotions and a desire to get the most from life after 60?

Here are 5 of the most common negative statements that women make to themselves, consciously or unconsciously and, more importantly, what we can do about them. Read More

Getting Your Hormones Back in Balance After Menopause (Video)
3 years ago

Getting Your Hormones Back in Balance After Menopause (Video)

Our hormones do strange and wonderful things as we move through menopause. Estrogen, serotonin and progesterone, once mysterious, become all too familiar to us. By the time we reach our 60s, we expect our bodies to “return to normal.” Read More

5 Actions to Improve Your Heart Health – It’s a Matter of Life or Death
3 years ago

5 Actions to Improve Your Heart Health – It’s a Matter of Life or Death

I have just returned from visiting my family out of town. We celebrated my aunt and uncle’s 50th wedding anniversary. What an amazing milestone and achievement!

This event got me thinking about family, longevity and the future. After all, almost a million Americans – 920,000 to be exact – will have a heart attack in the next year. Worse, not all of them will have had any warning signs. Read More

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Passion and Purpose
3 years ago

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Passion and Purpose

Many women in the Sixty and Me community have dealt with cancer, particularly breast cancer. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s time to pull all of our resources together and speak with one voice. Read More

How Using a Sleep Diary Can Help You to Sleep Better After 60
3 years ago

How Using a Sleep Diary Can Help You to Sleep Better After 60

As we get a little older, many of us find ourselves having trouble sleeping. The good news is that using a sleep diary can help us to get the rest that we deserve. Read More

What Happens to Our Bodies During and After Menopause? (Video)
3 years ago

What Happens to Our Bodies During and After Menopause? (Video)

Most women in the community are looking at menopause through the rear view mirror. Maybe you whizzed through menopause with almost no symptoms at all. Or, maybe you were one of those women who struggled with hot flashes and night sweats. Regardless, you are probably happy to have left menopause behind. Or have you? Read More

Living Well with Rheumatoid Disease
3 years ago

Living Well with Rheumatoid Disease

I am a single woman, 68 years old and currently retired and living in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

In 2000, at age 53, I left my corporate job in South Texas and moved to Ras Al Khaimah in the north of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to teach Business at a local women’s college. I was tall, athletic, of normal weight and very flexible as I had practiced yoga daily for 25 years. Read More

Dealing with Post Menopause Symptoms Like Vaginal Dryness (Video)
3 years ago

Dealing with Post Menopause Symptoms Like Vaginal Dryness (Video)

Everyone knows that the symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes and night sweats, impact many women in their 50s. It’s less common to talk about the hormonal and physical changes that take place in our bodies after menopause. In fact, strangely, this topic is a bit taboo. Read More