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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!

6 Famous Female Chefs Who Changed the World of Cooking
5 years ago

6 Famous Female Chefs Who Changed the World of Cooking

There is an old saying that “women make good cooks, but men make better chefs.” Setting aside the inaccuracy of this statement, it does tell us something important about the way that society looks at the roles of men and women in the kitchen. Women have traditionally taken on the role of family cook. But they were usually not seen as suitable candidates for the more complex and prestigious job of managing elaborate kitchens in fancy restaurants. Read More

Fitness After 60: Inspiration from Olga, a 94-Year-Old Track Star
5 years ago

Fitness After 60: Inspiration from Olga, a 94-Year-Old Track Star

We all know that exercise is good for our health after 60. It helps us feel energized and optimistic and reduces the risk of many serious illnesses. So why is it that, even though we know exercise is essential to a long and happy life, only 32% of people over 65 regularly exercise? Read More

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy by Becoming a Lifelong Learner
5 years ago

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy by Becoming a Lifelong Learner

It’s never too late to learn something new. Whether you want to become an expert on a specific topic, or simply stretch your brain, online courses make the concept of lifelong learning a reality. The even better news is that most of these courses are absolutely free and you can take them day or night from anywhere in the world.  Read More

You are Not Alone! 6 Tips for Dealing with Loneliness After 60
5 years ago

You are Not Alone! 6 Tips for Dealing with Loneliness After 60

There is a difference between being alone and feeling lonely. Every woman over 60 understands this. Being alone is something we have all experienced in our lives at one time or another, sometimes by choice, sometimes by circumstances beyond our control. Read More

Why More Boomer Women Are Giving Communal Living a Second Look
5 years ago

Why More Boomer Women Are Giving Communal Living a Second Look

What do medieval beguines, communal living apartments, the Golden Girls and Suzanne Braun Levine all have in common? They’re all examples of how women can support one another in dealing with the challenges of getting older. There are many things that today’s women can learn from the idea of shared living communities.  Read More

Can’t Remember Your Password? A Cup of Coffee Might Improve Your Memory
5 years ago

Can’t Remember Your Password? A Cup of Coffee Might Improve Your Memory

Having lived in Seattle for 20 years, I know what it means to be part of a city infused by “coffee culture.” In Seattle, no one honestly seems to be able to function until they have had their morning caffeine kick. You’ll see people walking the streets with disposable coffee cups almost as a fashion accessory. The original Starbucks in Pike’s Market is a bit of a shrine for tourists and normally has a long queue of customers. There are also lots of local boutique cafes with baristas celebrating coffee as an art form. Read More

Keep Your Brain Buzzing with these Free Brain Games for Seniors
5 years ago

Keep Your Brain Buzzing with these Free Brain Games for Seniors

The last time I had to fill in a medical form, it asked me “How many hours a week do you exercise?” I had to laugh. Hours? Surely you jest! Read More

How to Stop Emotional Eating – Start with Your Mindset!
5 years ago

How to Stop Emotional Eating – Start with Your Mindset!

When I was in college I had a lot on my mind. Looking back, it seems like I was worried about just about everything in my life. So, every morning, over-stressed and sleep deprived, I would order a cup of coffee and a huge cinnamon bun, dripping with icing. I would devour my 800-calorie “breakfast” in less than five minutes. Honestly, it was almost an addiction. Read More

What Are the Benefits of Having a Pet After 60? You Might be Surprised
5 years ago

What Are the Benefits of Having a Pet After 60? You Might be Surprised

I never thought much about the benefits of having a pet until my little Chihuahua, Chica, died. She was the most wonderful little dog. She used to pull books off the shelf for me when I had something on my mind. Her selections were surprisingly relevant, although I wasn’t too keen on the bite marks. She kept me company, gave me plenty of exercise and gave me someone to talk to when my family wasn’t around. Read More

People are Living Longer – Will 120 Soon Be the New 60?
5 years ago

People are Living Longer – Will 120 Soon Be the New 60?

Ray Kurzweil is Google’s Director of Engineering, and he spends a lot of his time thinking and making predictions about the future. He has a pretty good track record. For example, back when what we now know as “the Internet” was just a small network of computers in Europe, Kurzweil predicted that the Internet would become central to our lives. He also predicted that advances in artificial intelligence would make it possible for computers to beat humans at chess, eight years before it happened. Read More