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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!

If You’re Using Facebook this Way, it Could be Making You Depressed
4 years ago

If You’re Using Facebook this Way, it Could be Making You Depressed

I love Facebook. It is by far the most powerful tool for keeping up to date with the people in your social network. Like many of you, I have come to rely on the service to know where in the world my friends and family are and what fabulous adventures they are having. There’s a problem though. According to several studies, in certain situations, using Facebook can actually make you more anxious or even depressed. Read More

This 89-Year-Old Gymnast Proves that it’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams
4 years ago

This 89-Year-Old Gymnast Proves that it’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams

When we are children, our dreams are limited only by our imagination. But, the time we reach our 60th birthday, many of us have had our crazy ideas and wild fantasies beaten out of us by a cold, cruel world.

The good news is that life after 60 offers the possibility for a second childhood. Read More

Dealing with Loneliness Has Nothing to Do with Meeting Other People
4 years ago

Dealing with Loneliness Has Nothing to Do with Meeting Other People

If you tell someone that you are dealing with loneliness, they will probably give you a list of a hundred things that you can do to meet other people. They may say, “If you’re feeling lonely, why don’t you just take up a new sport, join a dating site, go dancing or find a book club?” If only it were that simple! Read More

What Does Getting in Shape After 50 Really Mean?
4 years ago

What Does Getting in Shape After 50 Really Mean?

A few weeks ago, I asked the women in our community whether they thought getting in shape after 50 was possible. For the most part, they were positive about their prospects for finding fitness after 50. However, as I read through the comments, one response to my question stood out. Read More

Thinking About Losing Weight After 50? It’s Time to Get Social!
4 years ago

Thinking About Losing Weight After 50? It’s Time to Get Social!

Let’s be honest. By the time we reach our 50s and 60s most of us have a few extra pounds tucked away for a rainy day. Unfortunately, losing weight after 50 is tough. Besides, in a world filled with a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts store on every corner, having a calorie packed “rainy day fund” is about as useful as having a refrigerator at the North Pole. Read More

50 Women Over 50 Offer Advice for Finding Friends and Beating Loneliness
4 years ago

50 Women Over 50 Offer Advice for Finding Friends and Beating Loneliness

Many years ago, I had a good friend who had just gone through a very difficult loss and was overwhelmed with sadness. All I could do for the first few weeks was sit with her while she cried. Over time, she revealed the depth of her guilt and sadness and I realized that it was going to take her a long time to heal. Read More

Going to the Gym After 60 – Cheer or Chore?
4 years ago

Going to the Gym After 60 – Cheer or Chore?

Whenever someone asks me what they can do to get more from life after 60, I have a simple answer – exercise. On some level, we all know that getting in shape is essential to every aspect of our lives. Read More

Container Gardening: 5 Steps to Growing Organic Vegetables in Small Spaces
4 years ago

Container Gardening: 5 Steps to Growing Organic Vegetables in Small Spaces

Are you tired of red peppers and tomatoes that taste like cardboard? Do you buy organic fruits and vegetables, but wish the prices were lower?

Do you live in a condo, apartment or small space and yearn to grow your own fresh organic vegetables, but think you don’t have room?

The good news is that you can grow an edible garden right on your balcony, patio or kitchen windowsill. Read More

What’s More Important for Healthy Aging – Genetics or Behaviors?
4 years ago

What’s More Important for Healthy Aging – Genetics or Behaviors?

Reporters love to write about the “strange tricks” that people use to reach their 100th birthdays in surprisingly good health. According to this article, centenarians have credited all kinds of “secrets” to a long and healthy live, including: olive oil, friends, a good cigar, laughter, volunteering, love and scotch. Read More

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs of Loneliness After 50
4 years ago

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs of Loneliness After 50

We all have moments where we want to be alone. Many older women have built defenses around feelings that are painful or things that they don’t want in their lives. They know themselves well enough to know when to shut the door and be alone. Read More