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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? Try these 6 Unexpected Tips
4 years ago

Having Trouble Sleeping? Try these 6 Unexpected Tips

Getting enough sleep is one of the most important components of overall health and well-being, especially for older women. Unfortunately, as we age, our sleep patterns often become more irregular. We might find ourselves getting tired earlier, waking up earlier, or sleeping less deeply than before.

This is not just a matter of inconvenience. As I learned from my conversation with author and molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, sleep is one of the most important things for the aging brain. But, what can we do about it? Read More

Losing Weight After 60 is Possible! Just Get Rid of these 8 Things
4 years ago

Losing Weight After 60 is Possible! Just Get Rid of these 8 Things

Many women are trying to lose weight after 60. Unfortunately, with nature playing tricks on our metabolisms, it feels like we have to work twice as hard to move those pounds. Most of us have found out that diets don’t work and green tea, despite its many health benefits, won’t shrink you two dress sizes. There has to be an alternative! And, in fact, there is. Unfortunately, since businesses haven’t found a way to make money from common sense, you won’t hear about it in any TV commercials.

Losing Weight After 60 is Within Your Power

The solution is to get back to basics. Instead of following the weight-loss trends, why not make small, gradual lifestyle changes that contribute to fewer calories consumed and more calories burned? Furthermore, instead of trying to be disciplined, why not make simple changes to your environment that help you to get in shape without even trying? Read More

Embrace Your Curves with Plus Size Yoga
5 years ago

Embrace Your Curves with Plus Size Yoga

When you picture a yoga student, what kind of person pops into your mind? If you’re like most of us, you probably imagine a young, slender, athletic woman, twisting herself into a pretzel, with a serene look on her face. Read More

Healthy Aging: 10 Small Habits that Can Make a Huge Difference
5 years ago

Healthy Aging: 10 Small Habits that Can Make a Huge Difference

It’s easy to feel confused by all the healthy aging advice out there. Wine is good for you. Wine is bad for you. Take calcium supplements. Don’t take calcium supplements. At times, it seems like the “experts” really don’t know what they’re talking about. I can’t solve any of these debates. But, I can give you a few simple things that you can do to stay healthy after 60. Read More

Upper Body Yoga for Seniors
5 years ago

Upper Body Yoga for Seniors

Is life becoming literally a pain in the neck for you? Yoga for seniors may be able to help! In this article, we will explore several yoga poses, including cow face arms and eagle arms. Read More

Easy Yoga Breathing for Seniors
5 years ago

Easy Yoga Breathing for Seniors

Each time I begin a new yoga for seniors class, I tell my students that the first thing we’re going to practice is breathing. Students usually laugh when I say this. After all, breathing is something all of us literally do in our sleep. Read More

Energizing Yoga for Seniors
5 years ago

Energizing Yoga for Seniors

Instead of reaching for another cup of coffee next time you have a low energy day, try doing some energizing yoga for seniors. We’ve selected four yoga poses which help dispel fatigue. After performing one or more of these, you’ll feel revved up and ready for the next part of your day. Read More

2 Key Benefits of Yoga that Can Revolutionize Your Health
5 years ago

2 Key Benefits of Yoga that Can Revolutionize Your Health

Since many people first encounter yoga at health clubs, many of us associate it solely with fitness and exercise. However, yoga has long been known in India as a healing practice which benefits people of all ages. Read More

Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment: What Can We Really Do? (Video)
5 years ago

Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment: What Can We Really Do? (Video)

Research on dementia and Alzheimer’s prevention is just getting started. Even though these diseases affect millions of people around the world, in terms of prevention and treatment, we still are on a journey of discovery. Read More

What are the Benefits of Pilates for Women Over 60? You May be Surprised!
5 years ago

What are the Benefits of Pilates for Women Over 60? You May be Surprised!

Pleasure is not normally a word that we associate with exercise. When I started my Pilates class a few weeks ago, I came away smiling after an hour of gentle and mindful stretching to soft music. I had a sense that, for me personally, I had found a workout regime that was right for my body. So it does not surprise me that Pilates has become one of the most popular exercises for older women.

Many of us are taking classes to build strength, reduce back pain, lose weight, or to improve coordination and balance. It has some similarities to yoga because it focuses on principles related to concentration, control and centering of the body. Read More