Author: AFL Staff

5 Health Mistakes People Over 50 Need to Avoid – Especially Now

With so much conflicting health information out there, it’s easy for most people to fall into unhealthy eating habits without even realizing it. That is especially true for people over 50 trying to stay healthy and fit in these complex times.

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 life.  At the same time, though,...Read More

How To Help the Helpers

NOTE:  AFL thanks the New York Times, author Nancy Wartik for this content. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed medical professionals into the front lines of danger. Here’s what you can do to help, safely. By Nancy Wartik Lynne Hewett, a Utah nurse, flew into New York City a couple of weeks ago, to work the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. ...Read More

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 yet promisin...Read More

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 down mentally. And for all ages, exercise is an excellent th...Read More

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 cut yourself off. “Continue...Read More

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 to work anymore.

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.

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 stay engaged and stimulated. According to a recent survey about two-thirds of worker...Read More

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 without a typical work week to keep you b...Read More

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