Many people used to think that getting older meant experiencing an inevitable physical decline. Of course it’s true that most 60 year old women aren’t going to run a 3-minute mile or lift 100 pound weights, but recent research suggests that older adults can continue to stay stronger and healthier with regular exercise, especially strength training. Fitness after 60 is a choice.
In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I had the unique opportunity to speak with Dr. Indre Viskontas, a neuroscientist (and opera singer) who shares her insights on how to keep the brain healthy after 60 in four different ways – nutrition, stress management, mental stimulation and exercise. Her observations are both inspirational and practical.
A healthy smile equals a healthy you! New research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the condition of your body as a whole. Maintaining that healthy smile is largely up to us, so follow these simple steps, and keep smiling!
It’s no secret that staying active has many health benefits. However, as we get older, aches and pains start and we often have to deal with patterns of behavior that keep us from living an active life.
The good news is that there are many fun activities and sports that can help you build endurance, strength, and flexibility for optimal holistic health!
Women in their 60‘s have fought demons and faced many challenges in their lives. Over time, we have learned to be self-reliant and show enormous grace under pressure. We pride ourselves in being in control. And yet, there is one health worry that haunts us because it is so prevalent, so apparently random and out of our control – and as a result it is so frightening. Cancer.
As we age, one of the most important contributors to our overall health is our diet. We are literally what we eat, and the foods and combinations we choose are totally in our control.
Making simple food choices is especially true for women over 60, who have unique nutritional needs. We need to be sure that we nourish our aging bones, keep our hearts healthy and watch our blood pressure and weight.
Would you like to live to be 100? Perhaps the more important question is would you like to be healthy and strong and stay physically active and mentally engaged for as long as you live? Women over 60 should be excited that
In today’s “always on” society, it’s difficult to go 10 seconds without being interrupted by buzzing devices, flashing computer screens, and up-to-the-second breaking news alerts. Is it any wonder that we’re all so stressed?
I saw a poster once that said “don’t fear getting older, fear getting boring”. One of our biggest fears as we age is that we will lose our ability to think in new and creative ways and lose our mental sharpness. The good news is that, contrary to popular belief, it is not a given that your brain degenerates as you age.
We have lived with change and uncertainty our entire lives; in fact it is one of life’s few constants. You would think we would be used to it by now, but we aren’t. With that in mind, we’ve listed the top six fears of women over sixty and, more importantly, done our best to search for comfort and empowerment.