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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!

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

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

If We Start Planning Today, We Can Be Superagers Tomorrow
4 years ago

If We Start Planning Today, We Can Be Superagers Tomorrow

Why are some people superagers? Why is it that some people stay healthy, mentally alert and happy well into their 80s and 90s, while others experience only the worst from the aging process? These are the questions that researchers at Northwestern University hope to answer in their ongoing research on healthy aging. Read More

Choosing to Be Happy is Good for Your Health! A Voltaire Quote
4 years ago

Choosing to Be Happy is Good for Your Health! A Voltaire Quote

Since starting Sixty and Me, I have come across hundreds of amazing quotes and I have to say that one of my favorites is also one of the simplest. Voltaire once said, “I have chosen to be happy, it’s good for my health.” Every time I post this quote on our Facebook page, I get thousands of likes and comments, so, it seems like this is one of our community’s favorites as well! Read More

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Gives Hope to Patients, Called Breakthrough
4 years ago

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Gives Hope to Patients, Called Breakthrough

For many boomers, nothing is scarier than the prospect of suffering from Alzheimer’s, or another form of dementia, in their later years. Many of us also worry that our partner or one of our parents will be impacted by this challenging disease at some point. Read More

Eating Disorders Still Impact Older Women, Study Finds
4 years ago

Eating Disorders Still Impact Older Women, Study Finds

By the time we reach our 60s, most women know a thing or two about our bodies. Most of us have learned to love ourselves, warts and all. After years of trying to please others, most of us are even able to see the funny site of the aging process. At the same time, women over 60 still face a lot of outside pressure when it comes to their appearance. Read More

Overcoming Loneliness is Possible if You Understand Your Social Preferences
4 years ago

Overcoming Loneliness is Possible if You Understand Your Social Preferences

One of the challenges when it comes to overcoming loneliness is that everyone’s idea of friendship is slightly different. In addition, each of us has a different level of comfort when it comes to social interaction. Read More

Can “Happy Foods” Really Boost Your Mood? Here’s What Science Has to Say
4 years ago

Can “Happy Foods” Really Boost Your Mood? Here’s What Science Has to Say

Recently, we’ve seen a number of claims on popular websites that “happy foods,” such as chocolate and coffee, can improve your mood. On the surface, these claims seem to good to be true. After all, who wouldn’t like to believe that having a Kit Kat with your morning coffee is the path to positivity and happiness? So, we decided to see what science has to say on this subject. Read More