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Is 100 the new 80?

Planning to live to 100? All of us should be. In the past 30 years, the number of people living to be 90 and above has tripled, and will quadruple by 2050. By that time, some of our numbers will … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of the Pool

It’s 8:40 on a Saturday morning, and I’m late (again) for water aerobics. But no matter—I’m here, and that’s the important thing. I slide into my usual spot to join the mostly 70- and 80-somethings in jumping jacks, cross-country skiing, … Continue reading

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In Praise of Pedicures

It’s hard to accept that I now choose comfort over style in your footwear.  Not that I was ever one for high-heeled pumps, but these days, even a little kitten heel gives me pause. I still seek out attractive shoes, … Continue reading

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Maybe We Should Just Lie Down

It’s hard to know what to believe when it comes to health. Just when you think you’ve got things in balance–eating reasonably well, working out regularly, and spending some well-deserved patio time, new information comes along to rain on your … Continue reading

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Good Choices Mean Better Health

Today I read two sentences in the New York Times that sum up perfectly the philosophy of SassyHealthySixty. They come from New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope’s excellent blog, Well. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/ Healthy living doesn’t happen at the doctor’s office. The … Continue reading

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Be Still My Heart

It’s a freaky feeling when your heart, which has been rhythmically doing a sedate cha-cha for 60 years, suddenly decides it wants to give hip-hop a try. I am all for change, but make no mistake about it—I am a … Continue reading

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