Women Over Fifty: New Realities, New Opportunities

Women tend to live longer than men. According to the Social Security Administration, about one out of every three adults who are already sixty-five or older will live into their nineties. What women need to know is that how we live and plan before we reach our final decades will have a lot to do with how we experience them. Your Balance At about fifty, most women start experiencing menopause. Yes, this can mean hot flashes and other changes as our hormones fluctuate. It can also mean that our bones become more fragile. A 2018 Science Daily article reports that…

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Balance Work: An Important Daily Routine

PLEASE NOTE: I am not a health professional. For your own safety, be sure to talk with your own health professional before starting any kind of balance routine. I have been jogging since my early thirties. When I turned sixty, I realized I’d slowed down quite a bit. I also started to stumble on occasion. Then one day, I slipped and fell on a gravel path. I convinced myself that anyone could have fallen on loose gravel, so I didn’t think much of it. (I was just relieved that no one was around to see me fall.) A couple of…

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Limit Dangerous Falls, Increase Balance

Picture yourself in 15 to 20 years from now. Are you enjoying life to the fullest? Are you still able to climb stairs and get off the floor without assistance? Can you catch your balance without falling? Now picture yourself in 15 to 20 years. Imagine yourself having difficulty getting up from a chair without having to steady yourself. Imagine you lose your balance and fall on the floor. You discover that you can’t get up. Instead, all you can do is yell, “Help, help, I’ve fallen.” But because you didn’t want to wear that big, beige medallion around your…

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