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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Gender and Health Risks After Fifty

For all of us who are 50+, it is important to recognize that our health must be a bigger priority in our lives. It is also important that we develop positive relationships with our medical providers as we age. Further, we need to recognize that ageism and sexism can affect our health care and that postmenopausal women will likely experience aging and health issues differently than men.While you may not think of yourself as older when you are still in your fifties, now is the time to start thinking ahead. If you are a woman, you definitely need to start…

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