Be Healthy

5 Tips for Affordable Healthy Eating

Maintaining a healthy diet is important at all stages of life, but as we age, it becomes even more imperative as our bodies change and require more nutrients. For many, understanding health and how to achieve a nutritious lifestyle is necessary, but for others, it isn’t so much that we…
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A Safety Checkup for Your Strength Training Routine

Strength training is one of the safest activities, as long as it’s performed with safety in mind,” says Ches Jones, PhD, associate professor of health science at the University of Arkansas. Strength training is great for health, but only if you do it safely and properly. Here’s how to stay…
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Stressed? Alcohol May Worsen – Not Help – Your Situation….

Not everyone drinks in response to stress. A number of factors, including genetics, usual drinking behavior, experiences with alcohol or other drugs, and social support, help determine whether a person will drink during a stressful situation. What is it about stress that makes some people turn to alcohol? Does alcohol…
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Germiest Places In The Gym

Here’s a way to avoid gym germs to reduce the chances you’ll leave a workout coughing, sneezing or itching. Shawn McIntosh with Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System says the following places are the five germiest places in any gym. These are high-touch surfaces that have the greatest potentials for germ buildup.…
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Sneaky Causes Of Weight Gain That Aren’t Food Or Excercise

Staying fit after 50 has a lot to do about exercise, fitness and food. There are some causes, however, that aren’t helping you trim your waistline or lose those last few pounds. What do economics have to do with health? It turns out, that any dips in our economy can…
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Be Awesome

How to shop on a budget and be in style over 50

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Single, female, retired and barely hanging on

Female baby boomers shattered glass ceilings and enrolled in colleges that shut out their mothers. They took pills to control how many babies they would bear. Others chose to forgo motherhood and stay single; some married and stayed home to tend to their families. And all this unprecedented freedom of…
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Flirting and Dating at 50+ – A Guide (Kind of)

It was a disaster waiting to happen. After 20 years of marriage, George K. sallied back into the dating frenzy in Los Angeles. He tied some gold chains around his neck and splashed on strong cologne. He bellied up to a nice-looking brunette and shot an exaggerated wink to get…
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Be Happy! Your Longevity Just May Depend On It!

Be happy. Live longer. No, it’s not that simple, but research says happy lives are longer — by 35%. A study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that those who reported feeling happiest had a 35% reduced risk of dying compared with those who…
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New friendships after 50? Absolutely!

Forming friendships after fifty can sound like a daunting task. The fleeting friendships that we’ve created in the workplace or with parents of our children’s friends may no longer exist. After the kids leave the nest and after you’ve stopped working, you may find yourself drifting apart from friendships that…
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Be Productive

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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5 Retirement Income Strategies for Near-Retirement Workers

It’s a tricky thing to maneuver retirement income, but at some point we all have to do it, preferably before we leave our jobs. As we approach retirement, we may be wondering exactly how much longer we need to work, and if we’re really prepared for managing the money we’ve…
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Long-Term Care Insurance: Pros, Cons and Why It Matters

Key Points Long-term care insurance costs can be managed by adjusting your daily benefit levels. Costs vary by location, so it’s best to get local estimates and determine what benefits you may need. New hybrid insurance products can help you or your family benefit from the policy regardless of whether…
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Feeling the “Guilt” When Our Parent Resists Moving

  A while back, Gail Heimberg says she had to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life. Her 88-year-old mother—a sharp, independent woman who had lived alone in Brooklyn, New York, for most of the latter part of her life—was quickly growing frail. While she used to…
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8 Tips To Master Social Media

The post-World War II babies born between 1946 and 1964 account for an impressive 77 million of the population and with 91% of them on 2 or more social media platforms, it’s no wonder that an impressive 80% of individuals over 50 use Facebook, with youtube coming in at a…
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Be Heard

The Falks’ Test

It was February in New England, and the Blizzard of ’78 had immobilized the entire region. Highways were shut down. Too many cars had been abandoned in helter-skelter fashion as the unsuspecting fought snow-drifts on foot in the quest for safety. Yes, this was way before weather.com.
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I Want My Country Back!

I love my country. I was born here, grew up here, and will die here. I’ve traveled the world – pole to pole, six continents, and saw endless natural wonders. Yet no place is as beautiful or richly diverse as home.
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My Resurrection Soup

I am a retired chemical engineer and would like to share my new daily practice which may help others After 50. Almost daily, I enjoy what my friends and I call “The Resurrection Soup.”
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Special

Before I started tapping on this keyboard, I opened my wallet and pulled out his picture. I keep it buried not only within the folds of my wallet, but buried deep in my soul, my memory, and deep within all the stuff that makes me – me.
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Broken Circle of Life

My friends and cousins cannot wait to show me photos of their grandchildren and recount the many joyous "one of a kind" experiences they have with them.
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