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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!

Cooking Rice This Way Could Reduce the Calories by Half, Scientists Say
3 years ago

Cooking Rice This Way Could Reduce the Calories by Half, Scientists Say

Have you ever joked with someone “don’t worry, I’ve taken all of the calories out” when they are reluctant to have a slice of chocolate cake? Well, scientists may not be able to make calorie-free chocolate cake (yet), but, they have discovered how to reduce the calories in a portion of rice by half. It’s a start! Read More

Old Folks Ain’t What They Used to Be – They’re Happier and Healthier, Study Says
3 years ago

Old Folks Ain’t What They Used to Be – They’re Happier and Healthier, Study Says

If you are in your 60s, you probably don’t consider yourself “old.” In fact, I hope you never do! At the same time, many of us worry about how the aging process will impact us or our elderly parents. Will we, and the people close to us, live healthy, fulfilling lives well into our 90s?

Well, if you have concerns about aging, I have good news for you. According to a new study by several research institutions in Berlin, getting old isn’t what it used to be. Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Choices Can Help Fight Stress-Related Aging, Study Shows
3 years ago

Healthy Lifestyle Choices Can Help Fight Stress-Related Aging, Study Shows

There seems to be some debate over whether Winston Churchill ever actually said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” But, regardless of the ultimate source of this quote, it’s a pretty good description of how we should counter stress-related aging, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco. Read More

Want to Keep a Healthy Brain? You’ve Got to Move It, Move It!
4 years ago

Want to Keep a Healthy Brain? You’ve Got to Move It, Move It!

I always love reading about the longevity and healthy brain secrets that people share when they reach their 100th birthday. For example, Jeanne Calment, who lived to 122 years old, credited her longevity to olive oil. Never mind that she smoked at least 2 cigarettes a day for 100 years! Then, there was Elizabeth Sullivan who, at age 104, said Dr. Pepper kept her young. Personally, I’m not convinced! Read More

How Long Will I Live? J.P. Morgan Says “Get Ready for 90”
4 years ago

How Long Will I Live? J.P. Morgan Says “Get Ready for 90”

As we approach retirement, many of us are asking “how long will I live?” This question has both emotional and practical consequences. On an emotional level, many of us are searching for new meaning in our lives, now that our kids have left the house. On a practical level, we want to know approximately how many years we have left so that we can make sure that we are financially prepared for the decades ahead. Read More

Soda Shocker! Diet Soda Linked to Weight Gain After 60
4 years ago

Soda Shocker! Diet Soda Linked to Weight Gain After 60

If you are struggling with weight gain after 60, your diet soda could be to blame. That’s the conclusion of a new study by the University of Texas. Since diet soda is marketed as a healthier alternative to regular soda, we are often lulled into a false sense of security. In reality, diet soda may be one of the reasons that, as a generation, we are getting fatter. Read More

Fitter or Fatter? Why Boomers Aren’t as Healthy as People Think
4 years ago

Fitter or Fatter? Why Boomers Aren’t as Healthy as People Think

One of the claims that is often made about baby boomers is that we are “the healthiest generation of all time.” But, is this really true? We are certainly destined to live longer than any generation before us. At the same time, a study from the University of Toronto is shedding doubt on the idea that we are actually healthier than other generations. Read More

6 Ways to Fight Loneliness if You Live Alone
4 years ago

6 Ways to Fight Loneliness if You Live Alone

In a world that has become increasingly connected, you would think that it would be easy to fight loneliness. In reality, the opposite is true. Loneliness is still a big problem and it’s likely to get worse as more baby boomers reach retirement age. Read More

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate May Include Getting You to the Gym!
4 years ago

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate May Include Getting You to the Gym!

One of the hardest things about getting in shape after 50 is simply finding the energy and motivation to get started. It’s not that boomers are inherently lazy. We just have a lot on our plates. So, anything that can give us a little extra boost is welcome news. Well, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego, eating dark chocolate may actually help to get you to the gym. Read More

Why Do I Feel Lonely When I am Surrounded By Others?
4 years ago

Why Do I Feel Lonely When I am Surrounded By Others?

“Why do I feel lonely in a group?” This was the question that one of my friends asked as we sat in a coffee shop after a trip to the gym. She explained that, since she was still working, she was always surrounded by other people. But, she still felt lonely most of the time. Read More

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