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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
Women everywhere are challenging stereotypes and creating a new definition of aging. We are embracing fitness over 60 and looking for new ways to stay healthy – in mind, body, and spirit. Getting older used to mean inevitable physical weakness and mental decline. However, new research shows that women can stay healthy and get stronger and mentally sharp as they get older.