It might not be at the top of your must-do list, but in addition to saving for that Hawaiian vacation and college tuition for your teens, you may find yourself facing a financial hurdle you hadn’t considered — senior care for your parents. Let's take a look at the impact your parents’ senior care costs may have on your own financial future, and how you can begin budgeting for them now.Read Full Story
Staying active in your golden years isn't always as easy as making plans and sticking to them. A decline in energy, limited mobility and health concerns all help create barriers to staying as active as you once were. But participating in routine healthy activities has numerous health benefits for seniors that include better moods, better sleep, and increased energy levels. Read on for tips on staying active.Read Full Story
Aging has many effects on the human body -- bone density decreases, vision can become impaired (or more impaired) and staying active can become more difficult with time. But one change that can be a surprise to both seniors and their caregivers is the impaired ability to smell and taste. This can lead to a loss of appetite and the risk of dietary deficiencies. Here's how to make meals more appealing to seniors to ensure they eat well.Read Full Story
Boomers, if you quickly broke your New Year’s resolutions of working out (perhaps never actually starting) and eating right (yes, we know, it’s hard to resist winter comfort food) you can recommit to your health as part of your spring resolutions. Starting a boomer fitness program now can get you conditioned as the weather warms and beckons you to get outdoors so when summer arrives, you’re ready to hike, bike, walk the green, and play with those energetic grandkids. Here’s a basic beginner’s workout for baby boomers and anyone who wants to start getting in shape for the summer season.Read Full Story
Unquestionably, the day you look in the mirror and see a crop of wrinkles staring back at you can be devastating for your morale. Although those lines of time should signal a life of joyful moments and gained wisdom, women can't help but see them as loss of value and beauty. Even though the Western culture propagates the drive for an eternally youthful appearance, changing the way you think about beauty will not only endow you with life-long confidence but also allow you to feel and look your age...and love it. Dr Vivian Diller and Dr Jill Muir-Sukenick, authors of Face It: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change, offer the following 10 tips to change your thoughts on beauty.Read Full Story
Once upon a time reaching the age of 50 or 60 might as well have been a death sentence. Not only did our bodies slow down, but our self-image took the biggest blow as we lived in a society obsessed with youth. Welcome to 2010! We have more Baby Boomers and more sensitivity to being more sensible about how to start and maintain a fit lifestyle at any age. Being 50 and fit is definitely achievable!Read Full Story
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