Retirees face a litany of unique challenges including staying in shape, keeping mobile, maintaining social connections and much more. While these issues could hinder someone of any age, the older we get, the more trying they can be: injuries from years ago flare up, tired bones creak and worn down joints get weary.
Do you want to be happier? It’s so easy, you can do it with your eyes closed. Literally. Good sleep is essential to positivity. This is especially true for those of us in our 50s and 60s, who have a tendency to suffer from more sleep problems than we did when we were younger.
Have you ever noticed that all of your problems seem worse at night? I have! There have been times in my life when I have laid in bed for hours, tormented by my past and anxious about the future. I’m sure that this is a common experience for many of the women in our community.
Are you confused about the amounts and kinds of fat you should include in your diet? You’re not alone!
For decades, we have been advised to limit fats. But our bodies need certain types of fat throughout our lives.
On the fifth long day after my biopsy, my gynecologist finally phoned. “Barbara,” Dr. Freid said, “the pathology report indicates early endometrial cancer.”
Memory loss and its effects on a family are often misunderstood. Bringing clarity to the issue is vital to empowering you and those you care about to age well.
Here are 6 of the most common myths about memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
Osteoporosis poses a seeming contradiction for senior citizens trying to maintain bone health.
Sometimes it is the simplest ideas that can make the biggest impact in our lives. For example, have you ever thought about the benefits of hugging? Hugs can increase our happiness and reduce the stress in our lives. They can also help to reinforce our most important social bonds. So, if hugs are so important, why aren’t we getting enough of them?
I used to think that staying in shape was the same at any age. Until recently, I would have laughed at the concept of exercise equipment for older adults. After all, do older adults really have different needs when it comes to exercise equipment? Now, in my mid-60s, I am not laughing anymore!
We’re practically drowning in home remedy advice these days. Everything we eat, drink or use on our bodies seems to be able to cure some ailment (or cause it – it can be difficult to tell).
The trouble, then, is knowing how to separate fact from fiction. Does green tea help prevent skin aging? Is Vaseline toxic? Should we really use coconut oil for everything? Read on and find out…