Active Aging Throws Some Curve Balls

At first you may consider the relationship between the words Baby Boomer, divorce, career and healthy living somewhat unusual bedfellows. But In fact, these terms have plenty in common. Divorce is growing amongst adults 50+ but why? Divorce. A nasty word for some but demographic stats can tell us a …

Just 10 Mindful Minutes Can Slow Down Aging

We all know what it feels like when you don’t get a good night’s sleep. The next day your more irritable, tired and lacking that ‘bounce’ in your step. Your nighttime mental chatter that keeps your mind racing can make it difficult the next day to maintain focus, make good …

Mindful Athletics-the new sport of active aging

Can positive mental attitude improve your ability to perform sports as you age? The answer is YES. You might think that performance athletes who possess superior physical strength and abilities have it ‘all together.’  Certainly they do in many ways. But lately what has come to the forefront of most professional sports is the …

Communicating-the difference between men and women

It’s often assumed that men are rational and women are emotional. This is too simplistic, suggests psychologist Jacqueline Gunn. In fact, some men are expressive and emotional (as women are commonly thought to be), and some women are less emotional and more guided by rationality (as men are assumed to …

Throw Down The Gauntlet

I was reading an article today on masters athletes over 65 years of age; people who defy aging as we normally know it. These athletes, many from non-athletic backgrounds prior to their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s are ‘growing older competitively’ which is fast becoming more the norm than the exception. …

Ageism-Changing Your Perspective

The population is aging. The boomer generation is moving rapidly into a ‘mature adult’ status. For the first time in history, most people now being born can expect to live eight, nine, or even ten decades. This extraordinary demographic movement will effect the shape of societies across many western cultures as …

All In Your Attitude

Ever wonder if a small shift in how you think could make a large difference in how you feel and potentially what you do? Sometimes the personal adjustments we make in our thinking can have an instrumental impact on our lives. I remember watching a movie called Sliding Doors, where …

At What Age Are You Considered Old?

At 68. That’s the average of all answers from the 2,969 PEW Research survey respondents. And to make things even more arresting, more than half of adults under 30 say the average person becomes old even before turning 60.

An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Can Help You Age Actively

If  you are an athlete, whether recreation or greater, recovery from activities and energy to go back at it again the next day or weekend is important and the right changes to create a balanced diet can make the difference between feeling ok and feeling outstanding.