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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!

9 years ago

Will You Be Healthy at 100? The Odds Are Better Than You Might Think, Study Says

There’s a perception that life after 60 involves a slow, yet unavoidable, slide towards disease, dementia and, finally, death. And, being healthy at 100? Forget it! We may not say it out loud, but, this is what many of us fear in our hearts. It is certainly the way that aging is portrayed in the movies and on TV. Read More

9 years ago

Fitness After 60 May Lower Cancer Risk for Older Men, Study Says

Many of us take fitness after 60 seriously because we want to look and feel our best. Well, now, according to a recent study, there is another reason to encourage the men in our lives to get in shape – fitness after 60 may reduce cancer risk among older men. Read More

9 years ago

7 Reasons Boomers Should Love Their Local Health Food Store

Local health food stores have always been magical places for me. This may seem funny, because when I discovered them almost 40 years ago, they were often in dingy basements, staffed by earnest macro-biotic types, and stocked with unappealing tofu, brown rice and medicinal herbs. Read More

9 years ago

Cooking Rice This Way Could Reduce the Calories by Half, Scientists Say

Have you ever joked with someone “don’t worry, I’ve taken all of the calories out” when they are reluctant to have a slice of chocolate cake? Well, scientists may not be able to make calorie-free chocolate cake (yet), but, they have discovered how to reduce the calories in a portion of rice by half. It’s a start! Read More

9 years ago

Old Folks Ain’t What They Used to Be – They’re Happier and Healthier, Study Says

If you are in your 60s, you probably don’t consider yourself “old.” In fact, I hope you never do! At the same time, many of us worry about how the aging process will impact us or our elderly parents. Will we, and the people close to us, live healthy, fulfilling lives well into our 90s?

Well, if you have concerns about aging, I have good news for you. According to a new study by several research institutions in Berlin, getting old isn’t what it used to be. Read More

9 years ago

Healthy Lifestyle Choices Can Help Fight Stress-Related Aging, Study Shows

There seems to be some debate over whether Winston Churchill ever actually said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” But, regardless of the ultimate source of this quote, it’s a pretty good description of how we should counter stress-related aging, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco. Read More

9 years ago

How Long Will I Live? J.P. Morgan Says “Get Ready for 90”

As we approach retirement, many of us are asking “how long will I live?” This question has both emotional and practical consequences. On an emotional level, many of us are searching for new meaning in our lives, now that our kids have left the house. On a practical level, we want to know approximately how many years we have left so that we can make sure that we are financially prepared for the decades ahead. Read More

9 years ago

Soda Shocker! Diet Soda Linked to Weight Gain After 60

If you are struggling with weight gain after 60, your diet soda could be to blame. That’s the conclusion of a new study by the University of Texas. Since diet soda is marketed as a healthier alternative to regular soda, we are often lulled into a false sense of security. In reality, diet soda may be one of the reasons that, as a generation, we are getting fatter. Read More

9 years ago

Fitter or Fatter? Why Boomers Aren’t as Healthy as People Think

One of the claims that is often made about baby boomers is that we are “the healthiest generation of all time.” But, is this really true? We are certainly destined to live longer than any generation before us. At the same time, a study from the University of Toronto is shedding doubt on the idea that we are actually healthier than other generations. Read More

9 years ago

6 Ways to Fight Loneliness if You Live Alone

In a world that has become increasingly connected, you would think that it would be easy to fight loneliness. In reality, the opposite is true. Loneliness is still a big problem and it’s likely to get worse as more baby boomers reach retirement age. Read More