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Healthy Aging

What is the key to healthy aging? Do you have a have good genes to live to be 100? Or, will some combination of fitness, supplements, vitamins, food and medicine do the trick? Find out here.

Aikido for Your Elderly Parents? Harmonious Concept or Horrible Idea?
4 years ago

Aikido for Your Elderly Parents? Harmonious Concept or Horrible Idea?

When you think about the typical Aikido student, you probably don’t picture someone in their 80s. You certainly don’t think about your elderly parents. After all, Aikido, at least the way that it is portrayed in movies, involves a lot of throwing – and just as much falling. As with any martial art, it’s easy to think of Aikido as being “too dangerous” for someone older to try. But, is this really the case? Read More

This 89-Year-Old Gymnast Proves that it’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams
4 years ago

This 89-Year-Old Gymnast Proves that it’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams

When we are children, our dreams are limited only by our imagination. But, the time we reach our 60th birthday, many of us have had our crazy ideas and wild fantasies beaten out of us by a cold, cruel world.

The good news is that life after 60 offers the possibility for a second childhood. Read More

What’s More Important for Healthy Aging – Genetics or Behaviors?
4 years ago

What’s More Important for Healthy Aging – Genetics or Behaviors?

Reporters love to write about the “strange tricks” that people use to reach their 100th birthdays in surprisingly good health. According to this article, centenarians have credited all kinds of “secrets” to a long and healthy live, including: olive oil, friends, a good cigar, laughter, volunteering, love and scotch. Read More

The Surprising Connection Between Health and Happiness
4 years ago

The Surprising Connection Between Health and Happiness

When you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, what do you see? Do your eyes dance quickly over your reflection, too quickly to settle on any one body part? Or, perhaps you pull in your stomach, hold back your hair and pause to evaluate yourself. Are you happy with what you see? Read More

Is Your Bad Posture Making You Unhappy?
4 years ago

Is Your Bad Posture Making You Unhappy?

Have you ever noticed how your posture changes when you experience different emotions? When someone praises you for a job well done, you almost certainly lift your head higher and straighten your back with pride. When you are feeling anxious or lonely, you probably round your shoulders and have a tendency to look at the ground more.

Did you know that the opposite is also true? Over time, the way that we stand, walk and sit can have a big impact on our health and happiness. Read More

Is Healthy Aging a Priority for You? Say “Yes” to these 9 Things
4 years ago

Is Healthy Aging a Priority for You? Say “Yes” to these 9 Things

Staying healthy is one of the biggest priorities for most women over 60, including myself. We all want to experience healthy aging so that we can enjoy everything that life has to offer in the decades ahead. Read More

Why Older Brains Are Amazing, According to Science
4 years ago

Why Older Brains Are Amazing, According to Science

If movies, TV shows and magazines are to be believed, turning 60 marks the beginning of a downward spiral towards forgetfulness, dementia and, eventually, death. From this perspective, the brain is a wonderful machine that gets rustier and rustier, until it finally breaks for good. Talk about depressing! Read More

How a New Exoskeleton Boot May Help Boomers Stay Active Longer
4 years ago

How a New Exoskeleton Boot May Help Boomers Stay Active Longer

A lot has been written about how baby boomers are poised to live longer and healthier than any previous generation. In reality, while we are benefiting from higher incomes and better healthcare than our parents and grandparents, our expanding waistlines are erasing many of these gains. Read More

Will You Be Healthy at 100? The Odds Are Better Than You Might Think, Study Says
4 years ago

Will You Be Healthy at 100? The Odds Are Better Than You Might Think, Study Says

There’s a perception that life after 60 involves a slow, yet unavoidable, slide towards disease, dementia and, finally, death. And, being healthy at 100? Forget it! We may not say it out loud, but, this is what many of us fear in our hearts. It is certainly the way that aging is portrayed in the movies and on TV. Read More

Cooking Rice This Way Could Reduce the Calories by Half, Scientists Say
4 years ago

Cooking Rice This Way Could Reduce the Calories by Half, Scientists Say

Have you ever joked with someone “don’t worry, I’ve taken all of the calories out” when they are reluctant to have a slice of chocolate cake? Well, scientists may not be able to make calorie-free chocolate cake (yet), but, they have discovered how to reduce the calories in a portion of rice by half. It’s a start! Read More