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Saying “Yes” Is Key to Healthy Aging

Monday, May 9, 2011

Having an open mind and positive expectations help the over 50 crowd stay youthful. While most of us know this, why is it still so difficult to try new things? And why is it so important to make the effort regardless of our natural inclinations?  Read More

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Too Positively Old to Retire?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about Social Security and Medicare entitlements. The real question is: how much do those of retirement age really need and to how much are they entitled?  Read More

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The Language of Healthy Agers

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Language can be a powerful weapon or a healing wand. In the extreme, our words can make people embrace us or kill us. On a daily basis,  how we speak and how we are spoken to influences our health and our motivation, which directly impacts how well we age.  Read More

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Could Smiling More Help You Live Longer?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A good smile can brighten up the room. People who frequently smile are perceived to be more in control, at ease and attractive than those who don’t. (Lau, 1982). However, a genuine smile may do more than just improve your appearance, according to an article posted on Livestrong.com back in 2009.  Read More

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Videos

Boogie Woogie Mamas Dance Into Their 80s

What do you call a group of women over the age of 50 who dance for fitness, friendship and fun? Amazing. Inspiring. The Boogie Woogie Mamas.

The Boogie Woogie Mamas (BWMs) perform at local events, and have been recognized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for their civic and community service. They perform tap and lyrical dance to Broadway musical numbers, such as “A Chorus Line,” “Chicago,” and “Menopause.

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Skydiving at 90

Don Pellmann celebrates his 90th birthday by taking his first skydive. This news piece also highlights his Sr. Olympics track and field accomplishments.

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Try This!

Learn a New Musical Instrument

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Making music helps people over 50 explore new horizons. If you want to learn to play a musical instrument, or if you played in school and would like to pick it up again, New Horizons International Music Association can help.

Solutions

Reduce Lower Back Pain

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Back RX is a 15-minute-a-day yoga and Pilates program to end low back pain. It’s easy to use with three levels of difficulty.

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