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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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8 Great Tips For Selecting Healthy Meals As We Age

We know it’s important to choose healthy food and drink every day. It’s the right thing to do despite our age. Our bodies are changing with each decade and needs nutrients no matter how old we are and throughout each phase of life.
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Be Awesome

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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7 Tips on Planning a Second “Encore” Career in Retirement

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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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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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Retirement Planning: How to Make Your Savings Last

You’ve got so much to look forward to if your retirement is inching closer. Retirement means no more having to show up for work every day, having the opportunity to travel like you always wanted, working on your favorite hobbies, and spending time with family and friends. In other words: one of the best time of your…
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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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Be Heard

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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Children, May I Have Your Attention – with Mary Maxwell

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I’m Pitching. You Catching?

  Dear Mr/Ms. High-Powered Publisher, I’m retired from writing the metro column for the Evansville, Ind., Courier & Press. But never mind that right now. My oh my, do I have an opportunity for you. I’m pitching a can’t-miss book proposal that will net millions the world over. And I…
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Who’s Good for a Laugh?

Humor. It’s been around, especially the political kind, since the first cave dweller stepped forward to lead the tribe. It’s funny, cutting, and entertaining. You can find it in Greek drama, Shakespearean tragedy, and in Mark Twain who famously wrote, “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a…
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Videos

Should I Get A Roomate – Kids Think “NO!” – video w Mary Maxwell
Children, May I Have Your Attention – with Mary Maxwell
Real Reasons Why You Can’t Lose Weight

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