Don't Exercise to Lose Weight!
Gut Health for Healthy Aging
Recent research has found that the body's fountain of youth begins in the gut.
For women over 60, having a healthy gut is paramount to healthy aging.
How is your gut health?
What is the gut?
Our gut comprises our whole digestive system from the mouth to the anus.
It is responsible for absorbing nutrients, housing billions of good and bad bacteria, and eliminating waste.
After a half-century of exposure to things like eating processed foods, stress, and environmental toxins, your microbiome…
How I Stopped Peezing, and You Can Too!
I like many things about getting older, but wetting myself every time I sneeze, cough, pick up something heavy, run or jump isn't one of them.
Peezing is very common for women over 60.
Because wetting yourself after your toddler years is somewhat embarrassing, we tend not to talk about it. Unfortunately, however, urinary incontinence is very common!
Especially as we age.
- 15% of women between 40 and 49
- 25% of women ages 60-69
- 38% of women 70 and older suffer from urinary incon…
Body Confidence After 60
What is your first thought when you see a picture of yourself?
When you shop for clothes, do you look for clothing that fits your shape or flowy items to hide your body?
Are the majority of your feelings about your body positive or negative?
We often hear about teenage girls or young women's body image issues. Rarely do we read or hear about women over 60 and their struggles with body image.
Body dissatisfaction or disordered eating in midlife is often minimized, which is made clear by the l…
Self-Care Practices That Benefit Your Mind, Body & Soul
No one will ever take care of you, as well as you can take care of yourself!
On our way to becoming wise crones, we spent most of our lives looking after families & friends and building careers. We need to learn to care for ourselves and become more self-focused.
That doesn't mean you stop doing all the things that are important to you or caring for others. But, instead, it means that if you don't look after your own needs, you won't have the strength and energy to live your best life!
What You Need to Know about the Physical Effects of Anxiety
I started suffering from anxiety in my early twenties. I married and moved away from home for the first time when I was 20 years old. After my husband finished college, we moved to the east coast, about 1200 miles from home.
The first couple of years it was exciting! We didn't have children, and we spent every weekend and vacation exploring up and down the coast.
But about 3 years into living there, I started to experience panic attacks whenever my husband was traveling and I was home alone. T…
Ancient Techniques to Quiet Your Mind
For millennia, people have sought methods to quiet their minds.
Long before modern technology introduced new distractions into our lives, humans have pursued inner peace. Life seems to be moving faster and crazier than ever before.
If you're seeking a method to quiet your mind and achieve inner peace, these four ancient techniques have proven effective even by today's standards.
- Practice breathing meditation. Breathing meditation is a simple and effective method fo…
Using Mindfulness & Meditation for Weight Loss Success
Mindfulness & meditation is important for many aspects of your life! But have you ever thought of using mindfulness and meditation to improve your weight loss success?
Losing weight is rarely easy, and this is especially true for women over 60. After diet upon diet, workout program upon workout program, book after book, achieving a healthy body weight becomes defeating and exhausting.
Part of the reason these "fad" diets don’t have high success rates is that they’re too restrictive and are sel…
Mindfulness Meditation and Being Present in Your Life
I found mindfulness meditation by accident.
In one of those odd kismets of fate, I was given a book by the title "Wherever You Go, There You Are" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. My friend gave it to me as a joke (he thought the title was funny).
He didn't know that I was dealing with extreme anxiety and struggling with everyday life at the time. This gift started me on a path of healing and self-care.
Getting through my days and acting "normal" was challenging. It was hard to get out of bed. I couldn't fo…
Have you Heard of Biohacking?
Who knew there was a term for what I’ve been doing in my quest to be healthier?
I just recently learned the word "biohacking," and then I started researching ways to biohack my life!
So, What is biohacking?
Biohacking is merely making small changes, or hacks, to reach your health or lifestyle ideals.
Everything that we put into our bodies, from food to our thoughts and products we use to how much we move, changes who we are and how we feel.