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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!

What is the Best Home Exercise Equipment for Older Adults?
4 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)
4 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

Is Your Age Causing Your Sleep Problems? The Answer May Surprise You…
4 years ago

Is Your Age Causing Your Sleep Problems? The Answer May Surprise You…

After we reach our 60th birthday, it’s easy to blame our age for all of our problems. Feeling a little forgetful? That’s just a part of aging! Can’t lose those extra pounds? Don’t worry! It’s harder to lose weight after 60! Having trouble falling asleep at night? Deal with it! That’s what happens when you get a little older. Read More

Menopause Weight Gain: 4 Tips to Halt the Dreaded Middle-Age Spread
4 years ago

Menopause Weight Gain: 4 Tips to Halt the Dreaded Middle-Age Spread

In people’s younger years, they may have been coasting along, looking after themselves and maintaining a healthy body weight. Then they turned 50. All of a sudden, they find fat is being added to their body parts they never had to worry about before. Read More

Do You Believe in Anti-Aging Supplements? Which Ones Do You Use?
4 years ago

Do You Believe in Anti-Aging Supplements? Which Ones Do You Use?

Many of the women in our community have strong opinions about anti-aging supplements. Some of us believe that they are just a fancy excuse for pharmaceutical companies to help us part with our money. These women say that eating a healthy, balanced diet is all we need to do for our bodies. Read More

3 Reasons Balance Exercises for Seniors Are So Important
4 years ago

3 Reasons Balance Exercises for Seniors Are So Important

I didn’t really understand the importance of balance exercises for seniors until I fell on a rainy evening in Paris, about 5 years ago. Read More

70 Loneliness Studies Share One Message: Loneliness Kills
4 years ago

70 Loneliness Studies Share One Message: Loneliness Kills

One of the frustrating things about science is that the path to truth is often littered with contradictions. Drinking wine is good for you. Drinking wine is bad for you. Eggs will kill you. Eggs may save your life. Salt is good, salt is bad… Well, you get the idea. Read More

Sex After 60 Could Help to Keep Your Brain Healthy
4 years ago

Sex After 60 Could Help to Keep Your Brain Healthy

One of the most common myths about aging is that we no longer care about sex after 60. For most of us, this is categorically untrue. Read More

3 Reasons Chair Yoga for Seniors is Not Just for Seniors
4 years ago

3 Reasons Chair Yoga for Seniors is Not Just for Seniors

When I started working with Cat Kabira to produce a series of chair yoga for seniors DVDs and online videos, I did so with a certain level of detachment. After all, chair yoga for seniors is for people in their 70s and 80s, right? Read More

Is Throwing Out the Salt Shaker Good or Bad for Healthy Aging?
4 years ago

Is Throwing Out the Salt Shaker Good or Bad for Healthy Aging?

I like salty foods. I realize that this is not considered an especially smart thing to admit to these days. Nevertheless it’s true. I like salt. Sweets are good too, but, it wouldn’t be devastating for me to cut back drastically. Well… maybe not “drastically,” since I already try to avoid too much sugar. But, when it comes to salt, like many people, I need to work on my restraint. Read More