Author: Jo-Anne

8 Unhealthy Habits To Be Rid Of – NOW

With more and more people living longer than ever before, it’s crucial to explore the best ways to maintain your physical and mental health as you grow older. Here are 5 Unhealthy Habits You Should Get Rid Of By Turning 50 Years Old

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 things that make me feel productive, a contributor, and yet – I haven’t hit my s...Read More

Makin’ A List? Checkin’ It Twice?!

Yes, we’re entering the holiday season and under “normal” circumstances, list-making would be an essential part of adding joy (and order) to the season.  But this is the year when things absolutely WILL be different. But let’s not throw out the baby with the “list-making” bathwater.  List-making itself can be a m...Read More

What Changes We’ve Seen!

NOTE:  This appeared 2 years ago.  We are thinking this is good “food for thought” in our Covid-19 era. Well, I’m giving it another try.  Back in February , we attempted hip replacement surgery – but, long story short, it turned out I had an allergy I wasn’t aware of – so the surgery was called off.  But today we...Read More

8 Tips To Avoid Being a Grumpy Old Person

Often we see people who, in their early life, have a sympathetic and positive mind. But, 20 or 30 years later, those positive qualities slowly erode and are replaced with a propensity towards being grumpy, miserable and negative.

8 Ways Coronavirus Will Drastically Alter Boomer Retirements

NOTE:  AFL thanks Forbes, and author Janet Novack, Washington DC Bureau Chief and Assisting Managing Editor of Forbes, for this enlightening piece. Eventually, the economy and the stock market will recover and COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, will be contained. Yet the current pandemic and its economic consequences could devas...Read More

Just Sayin’

OVER THE HILL?? I am kinda annoyed (and that’s putting it mildly). There’s a comment on the AFL Facebook page that says being After 50 is “over the hill.” Really? It’s ONLY so in the mind of that poor, misguided, disgruntled creature. How sad is that!! My goal is NOT to present some unrealistic, unattainable image of what life is like when you reac...Read More

Great Tips for Managing Time in Retirement

Time management is part of life and just because you retire doesn't mean you shouldn't pay attention to using your time wisely. Having no job to arrive at on time and spend eight hours each day there is a blessing at times. Time is our most precious resource. It is the most valuable thing we have. It is perishable, it is irreplaceable, and it canno...Read More

7 Reasons Hangovers Really Get Worse with Age

Gone are those crazy nights when recovery time was minimal. Your hangovers now seem to last an entire day or more. Both anecdotal and scientific evidence tends to suggest that hangovers really get worse with age.  So what is happening to us? Science has the answers! Less efficiency. With age, your body becomes less efficient at processing your drin...Read More

Do people with a good social life live longer?

Good news for social butterflies: a recent study indicates that the more socializing you do, the longer and healthier you’ll live.

Healthy Aging with a Healthy Diet

These years can be a time for rejuvenation. This period can be a wonderful opportunity to explore things we were always interested in, or never thought of before. With our newfound freedom, we can engage in a new, fulfilling life. But, to do that, we have to be healthy. That means taking care of our bodies and watching what we eat.

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