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Protect Our Skin with These 5 Ingredients

Don’t let the weather damage your skin health. A biochemist offers his thoughts on 5 protective ingredients to look for in your skin care products. It’s the perfect time to renew and recharge, especially when it comes to your skincare routine. “Now is the time to reverse harsh summer skin damage while readying your regimen for the cold, dry w...Read More

Beginner’s Yoga- Great For Baby Boomers

We’re sharing this awakening yoga routine as we “awaken” 2020.  Let’s all take a moment to decompress and respect our bodies and minds.

Losing Weight – Here’s Our “Tips for the Year”

We know it’s hard to stick with a resolution.  And losing weight – well, that’s a real tough one! But – it can be done. One After-50’er says she’s been doing it, and sticking with it for at least 6 years. “I started my weight-losing journey in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2013 that I buckled down and stu...Read More

These 5 Habits Can Help Increase Your Lifespan

A new study published in the journal Circulation suggests that you can Increase your lifespan just that by following healthy habits. Each of those factors is significantly associated with a reduced risk of dying from the top two killers in the United States, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to the study.

7 Tips to Manage Stress this Holiday Season

The holidays are that time of the year when people feel even more stressed than they usually do and while this time of year is celebrated by most for joy, togetherness and thankfulness, not everyone is able to greet the season with the same sense of happiness.

6 Scientific Secrets to Healthy Aging

Is there a formula for successful healthy aging? Sure, your hair sprouts more grays and your face sports more lines. But you can grow older with your body and mind as healthy as they can possibly be.

Food and Your Memory in Menopause

Can you change how well your brain works during menopause by what you eat?  One study says yes – at least a little. African Americans, white, Chinese and Japanese women were followed during menopause and their diet was recorded as well as tests of their brain function called cognitive testing. In this report, the researchers reported how much phyto...Read More

7 Tips to Control Stress Incontinence

If you’ve ever worried you wouldn’t find a bathroom in time or worried about wetting your pants each time you sneeze, read on to understand the problem and find tips on what to do. Shhhhh. Most women don’t want to talk about it. In fact most wait 5-7 years to discuss it with their doctor. Let’s face it; it is embarrassing to have urinary incontinen...Read More

The Baby Boomer Fitness Revolution

Baby boomers started out so strong.  Back in the early seventies, most of the 76 million boomers were poster children for health and fitness, what else could explain a single generation producing Bo Derek and even Brad Pitt? Jane Fonda starred in her first workout video in 1982 allowing people to spandex in private. “Baby boomers led an unpre...Read More

Living Life After Loss – The Importance of Grieving

At some point, we each loose someone we are especially close to. And grief, grieving, accomopanies that loss. Whether the loved one is a spouse, a parent, child, dear friend, or even a beloved companion animal, grieving is a normal part of our lives. And that grief can be very painful. While it may be tempting to deny grief in order to avoid or den...Read More

Dry Mouth, Osteoporosis – 10 “Gotta See” Questions

Ever have a dry mouth? It could be a sign of osteoporosis. The journal Menopause published a study showing that women in menopause who have a dry mouth are at increased risk of low calcium and osteoporosis (brittle bones). First, doctors eliminated medical reasons for a dry mouth, such as: Medication (an antihistamine, diuretic or medicine for urin...Read More

10 Myths About Aging And Long-Term Care

Like any form of bias, there are many false assumptions about what aging means and its effects on people.

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