Saying “Yes” Is Key to Healthy Aging

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  Read More

Do Yoga to Stay Flexible as You Age!

In this yoga guide, author Suza Francina demonstrates how you can reap the benefits of yoga at any age and no matter your current physical condition. Yoga improves balance, strength, flexibility and endurance and helps slow the aging process. Take a class at your local fitness center or get this book and try it at home. Learn more about New Yoga for People Over 50! Share suggestions for other challenges and hobbies with us.  Read More

A Tribute to the Late Jack Lalane

I’ve dreamed of interviewing Jack Lalane ever since starting this blog last September. How was I to know how little time this embodiment of the positively old spirit would have left to share with me? Read More  Read More

Healthy Agers Get Moving in the New Year

The Positively Old tend to exercise their entire lives in one form or another. It is perhaps the number one thing any of us can do to improve the quality of our lives, not to mention the longevity. And a new generation of Baby Boomers is taking the over50 exercise boom to the next level. Read More  Read More

David Lloyd—Creating His Own Positive Universe

The first time that I met David Lloyd at his family’s gathering I was struck by his energy and enthusiasm for life. At 75, when many men have settled into their retirement routines, he still pops into work daily and does two-hour workouts at the gym. Read More  Read More

A Healthy Holiday Perspective is Part of Healthy Aging

This time of year it’s so easy to lose perspective on what is really important and what truly needs to be done. We are accustomed to sending out x amount of holiday cards, shipping oh so many packages to friends and family, and shopping and baking and decorating until our heads spin like the red stripes of a candy cane. Read More  Read More

Could Smiling More Help You Live Longer?

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  Read More

Cloris Leachman – Still Stealing the Show at 84

After a career spanning 60 years in various roles—beauty queen, serious actress, comedienne and most recently a ballroom dancer—Cloris Leachman still pleases the crowd and steals the scene wherever she appears. Read More  Read More

Gloria Spicher – Satisfied With the Journey

She’s a mother, a walker, a shadow box maker and a gardener, who, after spending time amongst her blossoms and her beloved gnomes, quips “I can still get back up.” Gloria Spicher is 84 years positively old. Read More  Read More

Job Hunting Over 50: Will Looking Younger Make a Difference?

Last week we may have been too harsh on people who opted to have cosmetic surgery in order to salvage their youth, although I did throw a bone to those in the public eye who seem to have no choice but to have surgery for employment reasons. This week I wanted to explore the issue of enhancements for the Average Joe or Jane over 50 who might be looking for a job. Read More  Read More

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