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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!

Dealing with Cancer: 6 Steps for Helping Your Loved One in Their Time of Need
6 years ago

Dealing with Cancer: 6 Steps for Helping Your Loved One in Their Time of Need

Finding out that a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer can make it feel like the world is crashing down around you. Dr. Phil says, “When one person gets cancer, the whole family gets cancer.” As hard as it is for you, imagine how your loved one feels dealing with cancer. Keeping this in mind may help you provide more compassionate support. It’s okay to be afraid. Do research, ask questions, and offer your assistance where you can. Read More

How to Reduce Stiffness with Gentle Chair Yoga
6 years ago

How to Reduce Stiffness with Gentle Chair Yoga

Gentle chair yoga can be practiced by almost anyone at any age. The entry-level requirement for practicing yoga in a chair is simply the ability to breathe and to sit upright in a chair while gently moving the torso and limbs. Most of the equipment needed for chair yoga can be adapted from things you already have at home. Read More

3 Reasons Chair Yoga is Great for Seniors
6 years ago

3 Reasons Chair Yoga is Great for Seniors

If the idea of getting down on the floor to do anything reminds you of those old “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercials, you may think yoga is not for you. Read More

Keep Your Brain Healthy with These Online Brain Games
6 years ago

Keep Your Brain Healthy with These Online Brain Games

As we have discussed before, one of the best ways for women over 60 to reduce their risk of dementia and keep their minds sharp is by playing cognitively challenging “brain games.” Even if you are not at high risk for dementia, perhaps you would like to feel more mentally sharp and energized, with faster memory and better attention to detail? Read More

The Benefits of Tea – Jesse Jacobs (Video)
6 years ago

The Benefits of Tea – Jesse Jacobs (Video)

In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show I had the pleasure of sharing my own passion for tea with Jesse Jacobs, the founder of Samovar Tea Lounge, based in San Francisco. Read More

How to Get Started with Gentle Yoga
6 years ago

How to Get Started with Gentle Yoga

Don’t let the ads for yoga products fool you. Contrary to the Madison Avenue version, the reality is that most yoga classes contain people of a wide range of ages and body types. Read More

Simple Rules for Better Brain Health – Interview with John Medina (Video)
6 years ago

Simple Rules for Better Brain Health – Interview with John Medina (Video)

In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show I speak with the amazing brain scientist and best-selling author of Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina. He is the Director of the Brain Centre for Research at Seattle Pacific University and on the faculty at the University of Washington. His passion for the human brain is infectious and stimulating! Read More

3 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga for Seniors
6 years ago

3 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

Medical research is still in the process of scientifically validating all of the health benefits of the 5,000-year old practice of yoga. However, medical evidence has already established that yoga offers specific benefits related to some health conditions. If you still classify yoga as “that thing my daughter does to stretch and relax”, you may be surprised at how valuable role yoga can play in health care. Yoga can reduce symptoms and improve overall wellness for people with serious and/or chronic illnesses. Here’s just a brief summary of what yoga can do for your health.
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What are the Health Benefits of Green Tea for Women Over 60?
6 years ago

What are the Health Benefits of Green Tea for Women Over 60?

Tea is one of the most ancient and most-traded commodities in the world. Every culture has its own traditions and heritage surrounding tea – such as my native England’s “tea time” or the tea houses of the Middle East, or the ritual “tea ceremony” of Japan. But, drinking tea is much more than a cultural pastime.  Read More

Better Memory and Brain Fitness – Cynthia Green (Video)
6 years ago

Better Memory and Brain Fitness – Cynthia Green (Video)

In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I speak with the dynamic Dr. Cynthia Green, one of America’s foremost memory fitness and brain health experts. She shares with us how we can preserve our memory and maintain our mental agility and brain health as we grow older. Read More