SHOWING ARTICLES TAGGED WITH Aging

Ten ways to get more of this key nutrient

Vitamin D Isn’t Just Good For Your Bones, Your Brain Needs It Too

Ten ways to get more of this key nutrient

by Janice Holly Booth

Healthy eating, mindfulness, “me time”—five easy steps to bring your out-of-whack world back to center.

Find Better Life Balance by Friday

Healthy eating, mindfulness, “me time”—five easy steps to bring your out-of-whack world back to center.

by Sarah Mahoney

Easy Ways to Add Exercise to Your Life

How to Get Fit Without Joining the Gym

Easy Ways to Add Exercise to Your Life

by AARP

The 4 Good Groups for Brain Health

by Elizabeth Agnvall , AARP

Check out these 5 things to do, and 7 things to stop doing.

How To Make Your Brain Healthier

Check out these 5 things to do, and 7 things to stop doing.

by Elizabeth Agnvall , AARP

Here’s a new and important reason you should have more fun in bed.

The Surprising Way To Boost Your Brain

Here’s a new and important reason you should have more fun in bed.

by Elizabeth Agnvall

Community leaders in Oregon are creating lifelong housing.

A House For the Rest of Your Life

Community leaders in Oregon are creating lifelong housing.

by Bandana Shrestha

I trust my instincts, I know who I am, and I have the confidence to follow a dream.

Fearless and Free After 50

I trust my instincts, I know who I am, and I have the confidence to follow a dream.

by Jo Ann Jenkins

 If you’re experiencing forgetfulness or confusion, check your medicine cabinet.

Caution! These 10 Drugs Can Cause Memory Loss

If you’re experiencing forgetfulness or confusion, check your medicine cabinet.

by Dr. Armon B. Neel, Jr.

Worried about osteoporosis or osteopenia? New research shows how a simple yoga routine can make your skeleton sturdier.

Stronger Bones in 12 Minutes a Day

Worried about osteoporosis or osteopenia? New research shows how a simple yoga routine can make your skeleton sturdier.

by Sarah Mahoney

Do you see getting older as a negative? If so, your brain is at risk. A study shows that encouraging more positive attitudes about aging process might lower Alzheimer’s rate.

The Surprising Health Perk of Not Hating Your Age

Do you see getting older as a negative? If so, your brain is at risk. A study shows that encouraging more positive attitudes about aging process might lower Alzheimer’s rate.

by Sarah Mahoney

 Don’t open your door or your inbox until you’ve read about these three new shakedown scams.

The Latest Scam: Scaring You Into Giving Money

Don’t open your door or your inbox until you’ve read about these three new shakedown scams.

by AARP Foundation

Allergies can strike at midlife, and during cold season. Here’s what to do.

Is It an Allergy or a Cold?

Allergies can strike at midlife, and during cold season. Here’s what to do.

by Sarah Mahoney

A little down dog reduces discomfort, increases energy and boosts your mood.

Yoga Eases Arthritis Pain 20%

A little down dog reduces discomfort, increases energy and boosts your mood.

by Sarah Mahoney

How to Live to be 100 Years Healthy

by Eugene L. Meyer

One in four of us doesn’t know how much his or her partner earns; here, the conversation to have with your honey about money and marriage

Why You Should Know Your Spouse’s Salary

One in four of us doesn’t know how much his or her partner earns; here, the conversation to have with your honey about money and marriage

by Janice Holly Booth

Time to switch up your workout: agility workouts can boost your mental abilities, says new research.

An Agile Body Makes an Agile Brain

Time to switch up your workout: agility workouts can boost your mental abilities, says new research.

by Sarah Mahoney

Yesterday is history; let us all turn our attention to tomorrow. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

Writing Chapter Two

Yesterday is history; let us all turn our attention to tomorrow. From Purple Clover

by Sam Harper

  How often do you go to the doctor? How often should you?

Rewriting My Medical Manifesto

How often do you go to the doctor? How often should you?

by Sarah Mahoney

 How to keep the flame burning bright

5 Things To Know About Sex After 50

How to keep the flame burning bright

by Michael Castleman

Women with big social networks reduce their risk of dementia by 26%.

How Friendship Keeps Our Brains Healthy

Women with big social networks reduce their risk of dementia by 26%.

by Michelle Diament

How you take care of mom or dad can transform your relationships forever

Sharing Caregiving Among Brothers and Sisters

How you take care of mom or dad can transform your relationships forever

by Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD.

  To me, old is still a dirty word, but I’m working on it.. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

What Being In My 50s Means

To me, old is still a dirty word, but I’m working on it.. From Purple Clover

by Stephen P. Williams

 Welcome to the most stressed-out generation ever

7 Ways To Cut the Chaos of Caregiving

Welcome to the most stressed-out generation ever

by Janice Holly Booth

 Turns out, the fountain of youth is being a student of fun. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

How Swing Dancing Changed Me

Turns out, the fountain of youth is being a student of fun. From Purple Clover

by Jennifer Purdie

A filmmaker on the reinvention lessons she’s learned the hard way. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

If You Fired Me,I’d Like to Say Thanks

A filmmaker on the reinvention lessons she’s learned the hard way. From Purple Clover

by Sandi Bachom

How to Assess their Mobility,Security, healthcare and finances

Checklist for Aging Parents

How to Assess their Mobility,Security, healthcare and finances

How one couple reimagined their lives in another country, on a fraction of their previous income

When the Nest Empties, Gambling on Adventure

How one couple reimagined their lives in another country, on a fraction of their previous income

by Janice Holly Booth

 New research reveals why we seek out downbeat stories, and what we can do to change

Why We Fixate on Bad News

New research reveals why we seek out downbeat stories, and what we can do to change

by Sarah Mahoney

 Not only do we become more open as we age, it makes our lives better

Trust More, Get Happier

Not only do we become more open as we age, it makes our lives better

by Sarah Mahoney

Taking stock at midlife, and looking forward to the decades ahead,from <em> Purple Clover</em>

How Did Your Life Turn Out?

Taking stock at midlife, and looking forward to the decades ahead,from Purple Clover

by Marisa Cohen

  Working out isn’t as much fun as it used to be. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

Bouncing Back

Working out isn’t as much fun as it used to be. From Purple Clover

by Alexandra Rosas

From Punk To Purpose: The Alice Bag Story

by JoBeth McDaniel

Even the quickest brush with our mortality can change us—for better or for worse

Thinking About Life—and Death

Even the quickest brush with our mortality can change us—for better or for worse

by Sarah Mahoney

The question isn’t how long we’ll live, it’s how long we’ll live the way we want to. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

The Numbers Game

The question isn’t how long we’ll live, it’s how long we’ll live the way we want to. From Purple Clover

by Ralph Raffio

I’m kinder and more confident, and best of all, I like myself more.

10 Good Things About Getting Older

I’m kinder and more confident, and best of all, I like myself more.

by Alexandra Rosas, Purple Clover

Functional fitness mimics real-life movements to make your workout really count. From <em> Purple Clover </em>

The Best Exercise for You

Functional fitness mimics real-life movements to make your workout really count. From Purple Clover

by Debra Witt

 We think it’s money that makes us crazy; turns out health is an even bigger concern

Health and Stress: the Midlife Connection

We think it’s money that makes us crazy; turns out health is an even bigger concern

by Sarah Mahoney

This intriguing study looked at the toughest case: Can liberals and conservatives change their stripes? See how you can change your mindset.

Can You Really Change Your Mindset?

This intriguing study looked at the toughest case: Can liberals and conservatives change their stripes? See how you can change your mindset.

by Sarah Mahoney

 Breakthrough research proves we can reset those biological clocks

Good News If You Work Crazy Hours

Breakthrough research proves we can reset those biological clocks

by Sarah Mahoney

 Addressing midlife aches and pains can improve sleep and ward off depression

Sleep and Arthritis: The New Connection

Addressing midlife aches and pains can improve sleep and ward off depression

by Sarah Mahoney

 Ditch perfectionism and make your fifties your slacker decade

Why You Should Lower the Bar on Your Life

Ditch perfectionism and make your fifties your slacker decade

by Sarah Mahoney

Learning to play a musical instrument, writing a story, or shaping clay on a potter’s wheel all stimulate the brain. They provide novelty, problem-solving and complexity—a crucial triad of ingredients for maintaining brain fitness while also being fun, meaningful and satisfying.

Playing Music Can Make You Smarter

Learning to play a musical instrument, writing a story, or shaping clay on a potter’s wheel all stimulate the brain. They provide novelty, problem-solving and complexity—a crucial triad of ingredients for maintaining brain fitness while also being fun, meaningful and satisfying.

by Francine Toder

 3 U.S. veterans transform a painful past into a promising future

Finding Redemption in Vietnam

3 U.S. veterans transform a painful past into a promising future

Midlifers are hooking up at increasing rates. Is “friends with benefits” for you?

Casual Sex is Trending

Midlifers are hooking up at increasing rates. Is “friends with benefits” for you?

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

 Follow these three simple guidelines at 50 to be a kick-ass 90-year-old

How To Be Fit Forever

Follow these three simple guidelines at 50 to be a kick-ass 90-year-old

by Sarah Mahoney

As we age, our brains are better able to see the big picture and the heart of the matter too

The Hidden Power of the Experienced Mind

As we age, our brains are better able to see the big picture and the heart of the matter too

by Rick Bowers

 Don’t let chronic pain mess with your ability to achieve your dreams

Move More and You Will Hurt Less

Don’t let chronic pain mess with your ability to achieve your dreams

by Sarah Mahoney

No, the glow isn’t gone. All you need is the right to rekindle

5 Myths About Sex and Aging

No, the glow isn’t gone. All you need is the right to rekindle

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

She’s no supermodel. She isn’t an ingénue. So after decades in tiny roles, how did Margo Martindale become one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood?

Waiting for Stardom

She’s no supermodel. She isn’t an ingénue. So after decades in tiny roles, how did Margo Martindale become one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood?

by Mary Murphy

“It dawned on me again while making 42 that I love my work. That’s a good feeling to have after all these years,”

Harrison Ford Falls in Love With Acting – Again

“It dawned on me again while making 42 that I love my work. That’s a good feeling to have after all these years,”

by Cindy Pearlman

“I was at a certain age where I wondered if Hollywood would ever let me work again.”

Mary McDonnell: At 60, Stardom Strikes

“I was at a certain age where I wondered if Hollywood would ever let me work again.”

by Cindy Pearlman

Her goal was to qualify to try out for the Olympic speed skating team – along the way she became a role model for the younger skaters

Part 5: 50-Year-Old Jacki Munzel Speed Skates the Comeback Trail to the Olympic Trials

Her goal was to qualify to try out for the Olympic speed skating team – along the way she became a role model for the younger skaters

by Lorenzo Benet

Hurricane Sandy and physical injury were no match for Jacki’s resolve and the support of her family and friends.

Part 4: 50-Year-Old Jacki Munzel Speed Skates the Comeback Trail to the Olympic Trials

Hurricane Sandy and physical injury were no match for Jacki’s resolve and the support of her family and friends.

by Lorenzo Benet

The uniqueness of Munzel’s quest for a spot on the team is not lost on her coaches, when they saw her race they thought, “where did she come from?”

Part 2: 50-Year-Old Jacki Munzel Speed Skates the Comeback Trail to the Olympic Trials

The uniqueness of Munzel’s quest for a spot on the team is not lost on her coaches, when they saw her race they thought, “where did she come from?”

Competing against skaters younger than her kids doesn’t deter Munzel from her Olympic quest

Part 1: 50-Year-Old Jacki Munzel Speed Skates the Comeback Trail to the Olympic Trials

Competing against skaters younger than her kids doesn’t deter Munzel from her Olympic quest

by Lorenzo Benet

Psychologist Francine Toder braved cello lessons in her sixties, to discover beautiful music and a brighter brain.

Go Ahead, Make Music. It’ll Boost Your Brain

Psychologist Francine Toder braved cello lessons in her sixties, to discover beautiful music and a brighter brain.

by Francine Toder

A professional cellist and a real estate agent have grown their Windrose Farm from a dream into a commitment to sustainable produce

A Journey to Bountiful

A professional cellist and a real estate agent have grown their Windrose Farm from a dream into a commitment to sustainable produce

by Jenn Garbee

More and more older Americans are rediscovering team sports for some fun, camaraderie and great exercise.  Here’s how you can get with the program(s).

Are You A Team Player?

More and more older Americans are rediscovering team sports for some fun, camaraderie and great exercise.  Here’s how you can get with the program(s).

by Dana White

Go ahead. Recapture the imagination of childhood and try something new. Permission to be a beginner again is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

Daydream Achiever: How To Tap Into All of Life’s Possibilities

Go ahead. Recapture the imagination of childhood and try something new. Permission to be a beginner again is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

by Gail Belsky