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Fasting and You

If you take medication or have a medical condition that relies on regularity in food intake, fasting may not be for you. For those who are otherwise healthy, here are a few things to consider when dec

What’s Holding You Back from Finding Happiness After 60?

One of my favorite TV ads these days is of two ladies, grey and white haired respectively, who walk into Walgreen's and purchase a variety of sunscreen ointments. The next shot shows them at a beach. Then very discretely, with minimum skin exposed – just a flash of ankle and feet – they are dropping their wrap-around cover-ups and running down merrily to the ocean, past a sign declaring "Nude Beach..."

Learning to Say "No" is Especially Important After 60

Do you say "yes" to every invitation? Do you find yourself stressed and then realizing that you created that stress by over-scheduling yourself? My type-A personality tends to cringe at the idea of unscheduled time. Even in my mid-60's I am still very goal oriented...

The Spice of Life: The Health Benefits of Turmeric...

What’s not to love about the deep golden coloring of dishes spiced with turmeric? It certainly enhances the appearance of our curries, stews and soups. But more importantly, it brings about several health benefits...

Tipping the Scale on Kids’ Diabesity

Sadly, we have a new(ish) word in our medical lexicon: diabesity. It refers to the combined adverse effects of obesity and type 2 diabetes. And even sadder: kids are not exempt.The annual incidence ra
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Women over 60 have lived complicated lives. By the time we reach our 60th birthday, we have our share of battle scars. Some of us have lost someone close to us. All of us have, in one way or another, battled discrimination and stereotypes. Throughout our lives, we have faced questions of body-image. Now, as we enter our 60s, we have a choice to make. Will we allow our negative self-talk to prevent us from living our dreams? Or, will we take control and replace our doubts with positive emotions and a desire to get the most from life after 60? Here are 5 of the most common negative statements that women make to themselves, consciously or unconsciously and, more importantly, what we can do about them.

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