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Health and Fitness

Is healthy aging important to you? Are you interested in losing weight after 60? Let’s explore how fitness and gentle yoga for seniors can help!

Why Bikes and Retirees Are a Perfect Match
3 years ago

Why Bikes and Retirees Are a Perfect Match

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. Read More

Why Sleep is Important for Your Happiness as an Older Adult
3 years ago

Why Sleep is Important for Your Happiness as an Older Adult

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. Read More

Can a “Worry Diary” Help You to Get Better Sleep After 60? You Bet!
3 years ago

Can a “Worry Diary” Help You to Get Better Sleep After 60? You Bet!

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. Read More

Healthy Aging and Fat Consumption: The Good, the Debatable and the Ugly
3 years ago

Healthy Aging and Fat Consumption: The Good, the Debatable and the Ugly

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. Read More

Endometrial Cancer: A Farewell Ceremony for My Uterus and Her Friends
3 years ago

Endometrial Cancer: A Farewell Ceremony for My Uterus and Her Friends

On the fifth long day after my biopsy, my gynecologist finally phoned. “Barbara,” Dr. Freid said, “the pathology report indicates early endometrial cancer.” Read More

6 Common Myths about Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease
3 years ago

6 Common Myths about Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease

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. Read More

The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors: Yoga for Osteoporosis
3 years ago

The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors: Yoga for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis poses a seeming contradiction for senior citizens trying to maintain bone health. Read More

Make Hugs, Not War! Do You Know the Benefits of Hugging?
3 years ago

Make Hugs, Not War! Do You Know the Benefits of Hugging?

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? Read More

What is the Best Home Exercise Equipment for Older Adults?
3 years ago

What is the Best Home Exercise Equipment for Older Adults?

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! Read More

Home Remedies That Work (and Some That Don’t)
3 years ago

Home Remedies That Work (and Some That Don’t)

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… Read More