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
Fact: More than half of all bone fractures are in people with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. Right now may be the perfect time to bone up on your potential fracture risk. If you haven’t heard of FRAX, it stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to estimate a person’s risk of bone fractu...Read More
Here’s a truth. It’s simple. After Fifty, opportunities for “do-overs” are few and far between. A friend colored my hair for me. Kind of a friend. And, thank heavens I know someone who can strip out this awful color. Ahhhh, thanks for do-overs! But other situations, sometimes with far reaching implications, just can’t be R...Read More
Aging is a natural part of getting older, and while we all should embrace our age, it doesn’t mean we have to look and feel like a geezer. Our lifestyles and diets play a significant role in how young our bodies look and feel. Follow these tips for a healthy, happy, good-looking body.
Wearing thongs & Speedos: After 50 the ravages of time and gravity have worked their magic on men. The speedo brings to light the ground-zero zones of this. Men over 50 should never wear speedos unless it is for an athletic competition.
As we age, there’s a stigma about whether we’re doing it all the right way. Successful aging is a concept that’s been around since the 1950s but only became popular in the 1990s with the book, Successful Aging.
When we think of aging, we tend to think of our bodies falling apart. It’s not a positive notion, and while it’s true, we do need to do more physical maintenance than in any other time in our lives, there are some ways we actually improve as we get older. We should rejoice in our age! Here are scientific ways we tend to peak at from age 50 and olde...Read More
Those who know my parents, who have always been active types, know that the word “retire” was never part of their vocabulary. So you can imagine my utter shock when they brought up the subject of retiring.
There was a time when growing older meant relying on family or hired help to assist with health, cognitive and financial issues. While we may not be leading fully automated lives like the characters in futuristic movies and sci-fi novels, new technological advances are allowing many people to live independently for much longer. Whether you want to ...Read More
You probably remember going to visit your grandparent as a child, and they seemed so old. Only now, you’re their age and frankly, you don’t think you look old and withered like that, in fact, you’re pretty able and mobile.
We live in a culture obsessed with youth and the futile task of keeping it. As we age, most people become what they think we will become and stereotypes play a big role in this process.