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Great “After 50” Exercises

If you think you’ve aged out of exercise, think again. Exercise is an important part of our lives, and not just because we’re living longer. Staying fit preserves muscle, which keeps us mobile so we can maintain our normal, active lives. It helps retain cognitive function so we don’t slow…
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Solitary Confinement – The Health Risks of Social Isolation

There have been a number of recent reports about the importance of socialization and the risks of social isolation. This topic has become increasingly important for people in middle age who often have routines that keep them isolated and for the elderly who are also challenged by isolation. Let me…
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Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic: How to Cope in a Crisis

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5 Steps To Boost Your Fitness After 50

5 Steps To Boost Your Fitness After 50

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Reduce Your Health Care Costs: 6 Great Tips!

Reduce Your Health Care Costs: 6 Great Tips!

  Key Points   Medical costs typically go up as you age and can account for a large portion of your overall expenses in retirement. There are many health-care related expenses that are not covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Your health and wealth can be closely tied – especially when…
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5 Financial Tips for Women

According to AARP, only 39% of women are confident they will have enough resources to live comfortably 25 years into retirement, compared to 54% of men.1 Women often juggle multiple responsibilities, which can make it challenging to plan for their financial future. At home, they may balance care for both…
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40 Ways to Maintain Social Ties During the Coronavirus Quarantine

40 Ways to Stay Social During the Coronavirus Quarantine NOTE:  Our thanks to PARADE and NICOLE PAJER for this helpful content. 1. Stay in contact: Social distancing, says Heather Cosimin, an associate professor of psychology at the College of Arts & Sciences at Johnson & Wales University, doesn’t mean you should…
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8 Simple Ways To Grow Happier With Age

As you age, the more you know, the more likely that you will feel like “you know everything”, which means you are closed minded.
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How To Find Purpose After You Stop Working

So, you’ve finally made it to the big day: retirement. Maybe you’ve been looking forward to traveling the world when you no longer have work responsibilities. Perhaps you’re excited to try a new hobby. Or maybe you haven’t figured out yet what you want out of the next chapter of your life.    It’s true that…
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70 is the New 50: Why Our Lives Different Today

70 is the New 50: Why Our Lives Are Different Today

You probably remember visiting your grandparent as a child, and they seemed so "old." Only now, you’re the same age and frankly, you don’t think you look "old and withered." In fact, we're looking good, and we are, by and large, able and mobile.
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How To Make Your Own Face Mask

NOTE:  AFL thanks our friends at CNBC and author Nir Eyal.     So far, U.S. health officials have not offered guidelines or regulations around homemade masks — and since commercially made ones are almost impossible to find, your last resort is just starting making your own. You can find a variety of mask designs online, but simple…
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Stock Market Performance During and After Bear Markets

  When stocks move into a bear market — defined as falling at least 20% or more from 52-week highs — they have recovered over time. As the below table of the S&P 500® Index illustrates from 1950 to present day, when the selling pressure finally hits a bottom, stocks…
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Tips for Living Fully “After Fifty” – A Look at What Really Matters

I believe our “After Fifty” years can be wonderful, productive, and rewarding. In fact, we at After Fifty Living like to say that these can be our best years ever. But we also believe this doesn’t happen by accident. So, we turned to our members and asked: what is it…
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7 Reasons Not to Retire Before 66

7 Reasons Not to Retire Before 66

At some point most people will stop working and begin to transition into our second act. You will have time and freedom of choice to do what you want to. Most people look forward to the day when we don’t have to wake up to the alarm clock and go…
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5 Tips to keep earning a paycheck in retirement

Retirement today is not that of a generation ago, we are living longer these days, and retirement is not what it used to be. Today, 60 (and beyond) is the new 50. Retirement is no longer a time to just garden and visit the grandkids, and healthier retirees want to…
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The Crazy Days of “Now”

My home is lovely.  My spouse is a good person. My health is very good. My kids, my grandkids are simply marvelous.  And I’m grateful. But darn it – life has been turned upside down. During these crazy days, I’m trying, really, to maintain a schedule.  I’m trying to do…
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You’re Up!

Bases are loaded. Your kids, grandkids, friends, and neighbors cheer. Do you homer, walk, or hit into a triple play? We’re all on the same baseball field. The pandemic is everywhere. Italians sing to each another from their balconies, parents home teach their kids, and celebrities perform a “living room…
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I spoke to Finn today!

It wouldn’t have happened a few months ago. In the pre-pandemic days before our isolation, fear, and confusion, I never would have met Finn. I would have been too busy – too controlled by demands, errands, and schedules. Sheltering at home, away from people and deadlines, things have changed. In…
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Be Heard: Meeting Someone New After A Late Divorce

When you’ve woken up seeing the same face for the last 10, 20, or 30 years, a divorce is a jarring experience. Whether you were unwilling to part ways with your former spouse or you’re savoring your newfound freedom, getting back into the dating game can be a challenge. Many…
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Who Ate the Cheesecake?

It mysteriously leaps into your mouth. The ice cream is a lone spoonful left in an empty container. The chocolate chip cookies are gone – even though the grandkids haven’t visited for a week. Where did they go? Could it be you? Denial. It can be a good thing. Psychologists…
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