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Weight Gain for Women in Mid-life: Mayo Clinic Radio

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10 Things You Should Know About Aging and Fitness

10 Things You Should Know About Aging and Fitness

Every day, fitness professionals are faced with many questions on topics ranging from aging, weight loss to rehabilitating from pain, injuries, and surgeries. Here are some of the most popular questions people over 50 ask about fitness and aging. I’m not active and haven’t been in years. Is it safe…
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What You’ve Never Been Told About Menopause

About 6000 women enter menopause every day and millions more are in the ten-year window around menopause called perimenopause. During my nearly 20 years at Harvard where I ran the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital, and more recently as Director of the Complicated Menopause Program at…
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Benefits of Running: 4 Ways It Helps You Live Longer

It’s no surprise that exercise is good for us and can even lengthen our lifespan by several years. We’ve always heard that running is healthy. If you are jogging & running for your health, to manage stress, or for pleasure, running and jogging has benefits that will impact your life.
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Top stressors in retirement AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

We dream of retirement being filled with relaxing, hobbies, playing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. We plan for it to finally be a time in our life where we live with less stress. The Big Retirement Stressors Sometimes our stress is not alleviated in our retirement years.…
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Be Awesome

A Woman Over 50: A Life Unleashed | Connie Schultz |

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Independent Living – What Works Best for You? Apartment Living, Cottage Homes, or Villa

Retirement has the potential to be one of the best and most fulfilling times of your life. You finally have the freedom to enjoy the world to the fullest — indulge in travel, pick up new hobbies, or simply spend time with those you love. But the first step toward this new independence may require moving on…
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5 Ways To Keep Politics From Ruining Your Relationships

Historically, we were taught that politics, while crucial for our democracy, shouldn’t be enough to divide us. But party affiliations are infamously divisive, and the 2016 presidential election was not a “normal” election. The election in 2020 may also be quite devisive.   A poll conducted by Monmouth University lays the…
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8 Netflix Picks For Baby Boomers

8 Netflix Picks For Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers love movies. We are the first generation to have movies available at home, with the invention of the VHS. We watched movies develop and evolve in the 50’s and 60’s at a faster rate than anyone could imagine, compared to the half-century before. New genres, filming techniques and…
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50+ And Single: Do’s & Don’ts

Do you remember your very first date? Sweaty palms. Awkward conversation. You probably even had a curfew. Once you hit 50, at least the curfew is gone. But according to TODAY’s “This is 50” survey results, only 18 percent of single people in their 50s said they were dating and…
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Work In Progress: How To Reinvent Your Career After 50

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10 ways to reinvent yourself after 50

10 ways to reinvent yourself after 50

After major shift happens in our lives (leaving a long time job or, relationship, or losing your loved one) it is normal to feel afraid & confused. Many people are so disheartened that they simply stop looking for a new path. 
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Finding the Perfect Fit for a Volunteer Experience

If you fear being bored or worry what you’ll do once retired, volunteering your time could be the best thing that ever happened to you. Your life experiences or professional training could be a perfect fit to mentor, transform public education, implement clean water projects or build houses in developing…
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Downsizing Seasonally – As the Seasons Change So Should Your Closet (and Your Garage/Shed)

If your closet is a chaotic mess, it might be time to try some seasonal downsizing. All it takes is an afternoon or two and the right frame of mind – and perhaps a little caffeine! The following guidelines can help streamline this often important dive into the inner recesses…
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Independent Living Communities – Let’s Stay Mentally & Physically Healthy

Independent living communities have become common living options for adults aged 55 years and above. The housing style varies from standalone houses in a neighborhood to apartment-style blocks. The houses are typically more compact, easier to navigate, and have fewer maintenance needs, making them ideal for older adults.  In these communities, residents live independently (i.e.…
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There Is No Greater Virus than Fear

We have a choice; living a life of fear, or one of hope and optimism. Fear Dwelling on fears clouds the mind. It creates anxiety, emotional contraction, judgment of others and it becomes difficult to make a clear decision about anything. Moving forward becomes arduous because there is so much…
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It’s Raining Cats, Dogs . . . and Plastic?

We all know the meaning of it’s raining cats and dogs. Yet no one has solved the mystery of where the phrase originated. Some say it goes back to Nordic mythology where Odin, the God of storms, was pictured with dogs and wolves (symbols of wind). Witches rode through on…
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“The 86-Year-Old Orphan” by Catherine Bellizzi – an Excerpt

“So, my lovely, are we getting married or are we going to live in sin?” Bill asked Tessie as they left the dining room. Well, I’m sure as heck not living in sin!” Tessie exclaimed. “Well, then, should we set a date?” Bill followed up. “Maybe we should set a…
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How You Look. Does It Really Matter?

Floods! No, that wasn’t a Weather Channel news alert. That’s how my friends described the too-short pants I wore for my birthday shopping spree. As we’ve each turned 60, we’ve come up with simple ways to mark our passage into a new decade. For my celebration, I asked my friends…
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Should I Get A Roomate – Kids Think “NO!” – video w Mary Maxwell

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Work In Progress: How To Reinvent Your Career After 50
Weight Gain for Women in Mid-life: Mayo Clinic Radio
Should I Get A Roomate – Kids Think “NO!” – video w Mary Maxwell

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