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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!

Menopause Weight Gain: 4 Tips to Halt the Dreaded Middle-Age Spread
3 years ago

Menopause Weight Gain: 4 Tips to Halt the Dreaded Middle-Age Spread

In people’s younger years, they may have been coasting along, looking after themselves and maintaining a healthy body weight. Then they turned 50. All of a sudden, they find fat is being added to their body parts they never had to worry about before. Read More

Do You Believe in Anti-Aging Supplements? Which Ones Do You Use?
3 years ago

Do You Believe in Anti-Aging Supplements? Which Ones Do You Use?

Many of the women in our community have strong opinions about anti-aging supplements. Some of us believe that they are just a fancy excuse for pharmaceutical companies to help us part with our money. These women say that eating a healthy, balanced diet is all we need to do for our bodies. Read More

3 Reasons Balance Exercises for Seniors Are So Important
3 years ago

3 Reasons Balance Exercises for Seniors Are So Important

I didn’t really understand the importance of balance exercises for seniors until I fell on a rainy evening in Paris, about 5 years ago. Read More

70 Loneliness Studies Share One Message: Loneliness Kills
3 years ago

70 Loneliness Studies Share One Message: Loneliness Kills

One of the frustrating things about science is that the path to truth is often littered with contradictions. Drinking wine is good for you. Drinking wine is bad for you. Eggs will kill you. Eggs may save your life. Salt is good, salt is bad… Well, you get the idea. Read More

Sex After 60 Could Help to Keep Your Brain Healthy
3 years ago

Sex After 60 Could Help to Keep Your Brain Healthy

One of the most common myths about aging is that we no longer care about sex after 60. For most of us, this is categorically untrue. Read More

3 Reasons Chair Yoga for Seniors is Not Just for Seniors
3 years ago

3 Reasons Chair Yoga for Seniors is Not Just for Seniors

When I started working with Cat Kabira to produce a series of chair yoga for seniors DVDs and online videos, I did so with a certain level of detachment. After all, chair yoga for seniors is for people in their 70s and 80s, right? Read More

Is Throwing Out the Salt Shaker Good or Bad for Healthy Aging?
3 years ago

Is Throwing Out the Salt Shaker Good or Bad for Healthy Aging?

I like salty foods. I realize that this is not considered an especially smart thing to admit to these days. Nevertheless it’s true. I like salt. Sweets are good too, but, it wouldn’t be devastating for me to cut back drastically. Well… maybe not “drastically,” since I already try to avoid too much sugar. But, when it comes to salt, like many people, I need to work on my restraint. Read More

How to Lose Weight After Menopause by Making Simple Changes to Your Diet
3 years ago

How to Lose Weight After Menopause by Making Simple Changes to Your Diet

Belly fat!

No dictionary reference needed here.

Be it belly fat, pot belly, jelly belly or bane in your life fat, belly fat is not fun to have, especially if you eat well and exercise. Read More

4 Ways Getting a Pet Can Help You Find Friends and Beat Loneliness
3 years ago

4 Ways Getting a Pet Can Help You Find Friends and Beat Loneliness

If you’re anything like me, your life has probably been filled with pets of all kinds. The first animal I bought for my kids was a small turtle. Over the years, my family owned gerbils, cats, dogs, birds and even a sugar-glider. Read More

Helen Mirren Offers 3 Tips for Getting in Shape After 60
3 years ago

Helen Mirren Offers 3 Tips for Getting in Shape After 60

By the time we reach our age, we know that we need to get in better shape. We don’t lack knowledge. We lack motivation, discipline and energy. The good news is that getting in shape after 60 doesn’t have to be difficult. As Helen Mirren recently suggested, there are several simple steps that you can take to get in great shape at any age. Read More