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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!

Best Multivitamins and Supplements for Women Over 50
1 day ago

Best Multivitamins and Supplements for Women Over 50

Are you considering adding supplements or a multivitamin to your daily regimen? Even if we eat a balanced diet and take care of ourselves, we may need to supplement with vitamins and minerals as we age. Vitamin deficiencies may creep up…
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Is It Possible to Treat Type 2 Diabetes with Long-Term Effects?
2 days ago

Is It Possible to Treat Type 2 Diabetes with Long-Term Effects?

As the type 2 diabetes epidemic continues to grow, the most emphasized treatment may surprise you. In the latest update to the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, the guidelines put forward by the American Diabetes Association…
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Can 12 Minutes of Daily Yoga Really Increase Bone Density and Fight Osteoporosis?
2 days ago

Can 12 Minutes of Daily Yoga Really Increase Bone Density and Fight Osteoporosis?

With menopause, women’s bones lose the protection of estrogen. The decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) that occurs with aging is called osteopenia when it is mild and osteoporosis when it is more severe. Approximately 200 million women…
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Choosing the Right Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Facing a Serious Diagnosis
3 days ago

Choosing the Right Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Facing a Serious Diagnosis

Shortly after my then-85-year-old mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor, my brother and I accompanied her to meetings with several specialists. We were trying to determine what, if any, treatment would make the most sense for her…
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7 Ways to Help Yourself Deal with Stress
4 days ago

7 Ways to Help Yourself Deal with Stress

Do you shove stressful feelings deep inside to deal with another day? Perhaps you bury yourself in work, or you compartmentalise stressful thoughts and lock them away in your mind? Do you behave in a destructive manner towards inanimate objects…
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Intermittent Fasting and the 5:2 Diet Made Easy for Women Over 60
4 days ago

Intermittent Fasting and the 5:2 Diet Made Easy for Women Over 60

As a nutritionist and blogger at Alternative Ageing, I am a keen fan of fasting. So when the 5:2 diet hit the headlines a couple of years ago, I happily embraced this form of intermittent fasting for the sake of my health as well as my waistline…
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Senior with a Sex Addiction? What You Should Know
6 days ago

Senior with a Sex Addiction? What You Should Know

It’s not so shocking to realize that there are women approaching or in their senior years who struggle with sex addiction. Take the true-life drama of former Real Housewives of New Jersey reality TV star, Danielle Staub, as just one well known example…
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Do You Need to Enroll in Medicare If You Have Employer Insurance?
6 days ago

Do You Need to Enroll in Medicare If You Have Employer Insurance?

As you near retirement age, you may often wonder how you will pay for your healthcare needs. For most older adults, some form of Medicare is often the most comprehensive and cost-effective solution. However, what about those of us who have an insurance…
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Stop! Don’t Compare Your Health Stats to Those of Your Spouse!
1 week ago

Stop! Don’t Compare Your Health Stats to Those of Your Spouse!

Your health is just that – your health. Comparing your laboratory results with your spouse or partner will only lead to confusion and distress. Of course, there are lots of things we can do to optimize our health stats and lead healthier, longer lives…
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Diet and Nutrition Can Help You Manage Urinary Incontinence
1 week ago

Diet and Nutrition Can Help You Manage Urinary Incontinence

It’s no secret that many boomers suffer with urinary incontinence. In fact, almost 60 percent of us in our 60s, and 75 percent of us over 75, will experience it. Whether sporadic or ongoing, one specific type – stress, urge (also known as overactive bladder), overflow…
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