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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!

Would You Take a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease?
5 years ago

Would You Take a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease?

The word “Alzheimer’s” puts fear in the hearts of anyone over 60. Every time we forget our keys or can’t recall the name of a friend or family member, we worry that we are in the early stages of this horrible disease. Diagnosis of a disease as serious as Alzheimer’s is not to be ignored, so, a new research report from the United States caught my attention. Read More

6 Healthy Foods to Help You Boost Your Immune System Naturally
5 years ago

6 Healthy Foods to Help You Boost Your Immune System Naturally

When we get a bad cold or just feel run down, we often like to blame it on our immune system. It’s easy to think of our immune system as being separate from the other functions in our body. Like border guards or traffic cops, we expect our bodies’ defenses to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of what else is going on in our lives. The reality is somewhat more complicated. Read More

Longevity Secrets from the World’s Oldest Woman
5 years ago

Longevity Secrets from the World’s Oldest Woman

Misao Okawa is a Japanese woman who was born in 1898. She is the world’s oldest person at 116 years young. In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, Misao explains her simple recipe for longevity. She advises we eat lots of sushi, sleep eight hours a night and learn to relax. Read More

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

Today, I want to talk about the importance of brain games for seniors. But, first, a little context. 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