Weight loss quick fixes have slimming power – on our wallets

Summer bummer: The season’s half over and you still can’t fit into that bikini. Some super-savvy marketers of weight-loss products hope they’ve got your number. Pills and diet plans promising to help shed pounds in days have made the weight-loss industry a more than $62-billion-a-year business, up from about $38 billion 10 years a...Read More

Aging and Obesity

A recent study reports that “obesity is associated with reduced memory and thinking skills in adults aged 60 to 70, especially those with greater amounts of abdominal fat.” The study does caution that obesity doesn’t “cause” reduced memory – but the relationship between the two is strong. Now, maybe we can agree ...Read More

Living to 100

Do you want to live to be 100? Someone sent me an article (see link below) that identifies health and lifestyle habits that it says will�increase your odds of�getting there. But let’s start at the starting line. If you continue living in your current fashion, how long would you expect to live? I tried this Longevity Calculator, and it&rsq...Read More

No One Is Looking?

You’ve probably noticed that we have a lot of articles on After Fifty Living that address the topic of healthy living. Our topics include heart health, disease control, addiction, among others, and oh yes, obesity. So I, more than most people, should be “walking the walk” – in addition to my constantly talking the talk. But ...Read More

Personal Responsibility

We ran an article recently (Paula Deen’s Not To Blame for Your Waistline, Y’All) that really struck a chord. Seems like lots of us are simply fed-up with those who blame everyone and everything else for whatever negative thing is going on in life. And so, without trying to sound like a “scolding grandmother,” here’s my...Read More

Me and My Honda

The article could have been written about me: Average Car Age at Record 10.8 Years. And, the article says that because of the economy, we’re hanging onto our cars for a longer period. I personally drive a 2001 Honda CRV and the odometer is quickly approaching 230,000 miles. Every now and then, people who don’t understand my love affair ...Read More

Exercise, Mice, and Brick Walls

There’s a wonderful article which appeared in the NY Times earlier this week, Can Exercise Keep You Young. The article explains that “exercising” mice significantly outlive sedentary mice. In addition, the exercising mice have a much better quality of life – they stay youthful and vital for much longer periods. I find these ...Read More

After Fifty? Thinking of Retirement? Make It a Happy One!

US News came out this week with a great article, “7 Secrets to a Happy Retirement.” It could have easily been entitled “7 Secrets to a Happy Life,” as the “secrets” make a lot of sense, regardless of how many candles we have on our birthday cakes. The problem, though, is that these secrets may be a lot more diffi...Read More

Pumping Iron

Today I joined a group that dubs itself the Senior Silver Sneakers.� It’s an exercise group at my local gym.� I hate, HATE, HATTTTTE the “Senior” part of the name.� Go ahead – say that I’m in denial.� But the reality is that I do everything within my power to nurture every bit of independence that I possibly ca...Read More

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