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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.

Falls Shatter Lives After 60: A Geriatrician Shares How to Stay Safe
4 months ago

Falls Shatter Lives After 60: A Geriatrician Shares How to Stay Safe

There’s nothing quite as embarrassing as falling ungracefully to the ground. It’s one of the signs of aging that we’d like to ignore and deny but there is hope. Please join us in conversation with Dr. Leslie Kernisan, a geriatrician who shares tips on maintaining balance as we age. Enjoy the show! Read More

12 Ways to Deal with Chronic Pain After 50 – Without Medication!
5 months ago

12 Ways to Deal with Chronic Pain After 50 – Without Medication!

The concept of pain is easy to grasp yet surprisingly difficult to understand. We all think that we know what pain is. After all, from the time that we were toddlers, we have experienced pain in many ways.  Read More

Oh, My Aching Feet! Why I FINALLY Decided to Toss My Heels
5 months ago

Oh, My Aching Feet! Why I FINALLY Decided to Toss My Heels

At a recent gathering with women friends, our discussion ran to the unglamorous topic of feet. You know, this little piggie and all that. I had to chuckle as we raved about the comfort of our less-than-fashionable footwear. Read More

Stay Mentally Sharp! Another Good Reason to Manage Your Blood Pressure After 60
5 months ago

Stay Mentally Sharp! Another Good Reason to Manage Your Blood Pressure After 60

I do my best to keep up with the latest research about high blood pressure (hypertension) because this illness has had such an awful impact on many of my family members and friends. So, understandably, the cardiovascular risks, such as heart attacks and strokes, are all very well known to me. Read More

Enjoy the Merits of Turmeric for a High Quality of Life After 60
5 months ago

Enjoy the Merits of Turmeric for a High Quality of Life After 60

As a Heath Educator in Plant Based Nutrition, I am interested (some would say obsessed) in using helpful spices and herbs in culinary quantities. These are familiar kitchen ingredients that we use for delicious tastes, but they also have many benefits. Read More

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Medical Costs in Your 60s
6 months ago

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Medical Costs in Your 60s

I’ve always been fit. Even well into my 50s I felt physically invincible. I could still jump out of bed for a morning run, followed by a strength class and then even possible game of tennis later in the day. Nothing could quell my energy. Read More

3 Things Most Older Adults Don’t Know About Seasonal Flu Shots
6 months ago

3 Things Most Older Adults Don’t Know About Seasonal Flu Shots

It’s flu season once again and, as a woman over 60, you may be wondering if you should get a flu shot this year. Will the vaccine be effective? Is the flu shot necessary? Could the vaccine give me the flu?  Read More

What is Sarcopenia and How Can Older Adults Prevent its Tragic Impacts?
6 months ago

What is Sarcopenia and How Can Older Adults Prevent its Tragic Impacts?

You may ask, what is sarcopenia? Is it a disease, an insect or food? Is it something we should fear? The answer is, “Yes and No.” Read More

Wellness Spotlight: Are You Happy with Your Physical and Social Well-being?
6 months ago

Wellness Spotlight: Are You Happy with Your Physical and Social Well-being?

My first article for Sixty and Me described the Vitality Portfolio® approach that helps build health/well-being in the same way you might use a financial portfolio to build financial well-being. Namely, it helps you make a (vitality) plan, balance (vitality) assets and make regular deposits. Read More

Tired of Yelling Over Your Meal? Here’s How to Find a Quiet Senior-Friendly Restaurant
6 months ago

Tired of Yelling Over Your Meal? Here’s How to Find a Quiet Senior-Friendly Restaurant

There are a few things in life that drive me bonkers. One is when people discard their notes on the sidewalk instead of the trash can. Or when a person lets the lobby door close in my face — blissfully unaware that I’m behind, intent on slowing him down a few precious seconds. Read More