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.
Whether you are elderly or beginning to look or feel less youthful, aging can be anxiety-producing and affect the way you feel. Research shows that long-term activation of your body’s stress response impairs your immune system’s ability to fight against disease and increases the risk of physical and mental health problems.
We always hear the glories of youth – how life is so much better. Sure, practically their bodies are shiny new engines, and yes, they have that impeccable skin. But while the young don’t have the aches and creaks some of us get later in life, we older folks do actually have some things to look forward to as we age. In fact, after researching severa...Read More
If you are reading this, you are probably saving up for your retirement, have run countless numbers, and are looking forward to the day when you are financially independent. In our articles, we have mentioned many times that retirement must be based on good money sense, but we have also emphasized that it’s the emotional component of this new lifes...Read More