Tag: active aging

Defying Gravity

Have you seen the play, “Wicked”? Great show, with the apex being a song called, “Defying Gravity”.  Love it. Worked for her, but for us 50 to 70 something gals, it’s not as simple as a catchy tune. Aside from nipping, tucking, and lifting surgically, let’s face it, just like Newton’s apple, breasts, underarms, bellies,… Read more »

Brain, Brain – Don’t Go Away

Your brain is involved in all aspects of day-to-day living, and the long, slow decline of “brain power” is NOT inevitable. Every human brain is wired differently, so part of our life journey is coming to understand our wiring so we work with our brain to learn, not against it. Within those differences in how… Read more »

Tips for Active Retirement

Retirement?  Does the word make you sigh?  Or are you there already and sigh because, well, quite honestly it’s not what you thought it would be? There is a boatload of material on the Internet and maybe in your living room about things to do when you retire, but what this material rarely says is… Read more »

A Sedentary Lifestyle Hurts

Did you just read the title of this column and say, “Ouch”?  Good, because the future looks pretty grim for those who don’t move. I wish the truth were otherwise, but most of us spend far too much of our lives sitting.  Yes, the joy requires it, but what is all that sedentary time doing… Read more »

Lifetime Wellness Strategies

A few weeks ago a group of women, close friends from college, had a reunion at the spa.  I spent an incredible evening with them and I can’t remember laughing so much.  Then one started talking about raising healthy children.  She was an expert, of sorts, as she and her spouse had two sets of… Read more »

Time to Improve Your Balance NOW

Recently I watched as a group of kids, including one of my “grands,” were playing.  There was a giggling competition to see who could balance standing on one foot for the longest time. How long could you balance that way? That happy competition got me thinking about a statistic I recently read that each year… Read more »

Live a Little More

Whether just yesterday you discovered that first gray hair or it happened during the last millennium, do you wonder what it will take to stay in good health for years ahead?   As a mom and grandmother, I plan to be around a good long time to have fun with my family. So I began… Read more »