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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!

Set Them Down and Just Eat! 3 Techniques for Mindful Eating vs. Mindless Stuffing
1 month ago

Set Them Down and Just Eat! 3 Techniques for Mindful Eating vs. Mindless Stuffing

Here is story you probably don’t know:

Two Zen students were telling each other about their teachers.

“My teacher is a great master who does amazing things. With three strokes of his sword, he can cut an apple off a tree and slice it into quarters before it hits the ground. He can shoot an arrow into the center of a target, then split that arrow with a second one.” Read More

5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results from Fitness After 60 – and How to Fix Them
1 month ago

5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results from Fitness After 60 – and How to Fix Them

I started working out at age 21, otherwise known as the Dawn of Time. I was present for the birth of aerobics classes and the cult-like following of Atkins. Read More

Discover Qigong to Combine the Benefits of Fitness and Massage
2 months ago

Discover Qigong to Combine the Benefits of Fitness and Massage

No need to decide, because you can get both at once with qigong (CHEE-gong), the gentlest form of martial arts. Read More

Want to Feel Steady on Your Feet Everyday? Discover These 3 Tips for Walking Well
2 months ago

Want to Feel Steady on Your Feet Everyday? Discover These 3 Tips for Walking Well

For the last 60 or 70 years, you never gave walking a second thought; you just got on with it.

Now you find yourself having to concentrate when you are walking. You are paying attention and trying hard to stay steady. Instead of enjoying your surroundings, you find yourself looking down and worrying. Read More

1 Tip to Minimize the “Balloon Butt” While Honoring Our Older Bodies
2 months ago

1 Tip to Minimize the “Balloon Butt” While Honoring Our Older Bodies

Women seem far ahead of men in understanding the detriments of ‘body shaming.’ At least we, as a culture, have come to realize that the Barbie doll resembles reality in very few ways. Read More

5 Ways to Fend Off Chronic Illness or Make It More Manageable
2 months ago

5 Ways to Fend Off Chronic Illness or Make It More Manageable

I’ve noticed that a startling number of Baby Boomers I’ve known through the years have died from a chronic disease. It may be that I notice it more because I’ve friended them on Facebook. You get to know every detail about a person that way. Read More

Why Quality Sleep Is the First Step Toward Chronic Pain Management Over 60
2 months ago

Why Quality Sleep Is the First Step Toward Chronic Pain Management Over 60

Over half of the adult population 60 and above experience chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as any pain lasting longer than three months and is a very different experience for your brain than acute pain.  Read More

How I Lost Weight on My Cruise
2 months ago

How I Lost Weight on My Cruise

All you ever hear from people is how much weight they gained during their cruise. “The food was so good,” they groan. They ate like crazy and now they have to diet.

Well, I’m here to report that I went on a cruise and lost weight. Hah! Read More

How Do You Fight the Burden of Body Shame Society Places on Older Women?
2 months ago

How Do You Fight the Burden of Body Shame Society Places on Older Women?

Imagine this scene: You are at your favorite clothes’ shop with your best friend, trying on dresses. Your friend comes out of the dressing room looking lovely in a colorful dress that suits her bubbly personality. Read More

Not Sleeping Well? Here Are 10 Powerful Sleep Strategies from a Geriatrician
2 months ago

Not Sleeping Well? Here Are 10 Powerful Sleep Strategies from a Geriatrician

As a geriatrician, I work with senior patients who suffer from a diverse range of problems, including memory worries, anxiety, pain, diabetes, falls, and more. One symptom many of them have in common is poor sleep. Read More