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This 77-Year-Old Weightlifter Proves that Fitness After 60 is a Choice

By Margaret Manning December 12, 2014

Like many women, I never quite found my groove when it came to fitness. Gyms were no go zones for me. It wasn’t just a matter of laziness. It also felt like the travel time, expensive clothes, complicated equipment, showering and coordination would take away from my other priorities. Read More

What a Trip to Paris Taught Me About Dating Over 60

By Margaret Manning November 21, 2014

I love trains. There’s something about zipping through the country side that makes me feel like I’m in an adventure novel. Perhaps it’s the hustle and bustle that I find appealing. Or, maybe it’s just the idea of “going on an adventure” that takes me back to being a little girl, my head full of dreams.

Living in Switzerland, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to take the train to Paris from time to time. No matter how many times I go, I always learn something new. This trip was no exception! Read More

It’s Not Too Late! Improve Your Health After 60 by Breaking these Habits

By Margaret Manning November 19, 2014

When it comes to smoking, drinking and a lack of exercise, many women that I know have a fatalistic perspective. If you are in your 60s or 70s, it’s easy to convince yourself that “the damage has already been done.” But, is this really true? As it turns out, no, it isn’t – not in the slightest! Researchers are increasingly showing that it’s never too late to get benefits from abandoning a bad habit. For example, recent studies have found that people can add years to their life by quitting smoking, even in their 60s. Read More

5 Things Older Athletes Can Teach Us About Exercise Over 60

By Margaret Manning November 13, 2014

Most people would find the idea of completing 75 triathlons in 75 days daunting, but, this is exactly what Daphne Belt did to celebrate her 70th birthday. Daphne’s experience is inspirational, not just for her personal triumph, but, also for the message that it sends to women about exercise over 60.

You see, Daphne was not a born athlete. According to The Guardian, by her 50th birthday, Daphne was struggling with her weight to the point that she had difficulty climbing the stairs. Now, 25 years later, she is living proof that life after 50 can be filled with vitality, energy and new experiences. Read More

Senior Travel: How to Find Travel Insurance Over 65

By Sixty and Me August 22, 2014

You may have discovered the awful truth. Travel insurance premiums shoot up once you pass your 60th birthday, and some insurance companies won’t cover you at all. Read More

There Are Plenty of Ways to Discover Cool Sites – Here’s One of My Faves

By Margaret Manning May 28, 2014

Everyone has their favorite websites. But, with so many to choose from, finding new places to visit online, while avoiding all the nonsense, can be challenging. Read More

Managing Your Money in Retirement Takes Creativity and Courage

By Margaret Manning March 28, 2014

Many women reaching their 60s today are not prepared financially for retirement. After years of hard work, building our careers and supporting our families, the idea of “retirement” seems a distant dream. Read More

What Are the Benefits of Having a Pet After 60? You Might be Surprised

By Margaret Manning January 28, 2014

Pets touch us in ways that no person can. We go through dog and cat phases when we are younger, but, there are many reasons to consider getting a pet in your 60s too. Animals calm you, focus you and give you something to be responsible for. They keep you busy, active and energized. They can improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being… and they may just help you to find the man of your dreams (no, really!) Here a few of the surprising benefits of having a pet at this stage in your life.

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Are You Sitting Your Life Away? It’s Time to Experience the Benefits of Walking!

By Margaret Manning December 20, 2013

The evidence is in! Sitting down for long periods of time is not good for us. Many previous studies have shown that a lack of regular physical activity in old age can significantly increase our chances of developing heart disease, osteoporosis and other chronic illnesses. Of course, as we age, we tend to move less, sometimes due to injury or illness. But, this can’t be the whole story. Read More