Women Aging Gracefully – 6 Examples of the Upside of Aging

Women Aging Gracefully – The Upside of Aging

women-aging-gracefullyGetting older as a woman can be a real downer (everything seems to be going down…). Women aging gracefully is a popular Google search and for good reason. We want to know how to do it as everything seems to be falling….. Almost every single day, you can come across an article or blog post addressing all the things that can go wrong as you age. I’ve written about some on this site! But I have purposed to balance them with providing upsides too! Yes, there are a few! I’m not going to try and pass growing older off as a magical experience, but some real good times are there for you to experience if you’ll take the time to look. Here are a few: Continue reading

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Exercises for People with Arthritis – 5 Tips to Improve Mobility

Exercises for People with Arthritis

Exercises for people with arthritis can help to ease pain and increase mobility. For many people, especially those of us getting on in years, arthritis is a debilitating illness. Arthritis causes increased inflammation around the joints that can lead to immobility and pain.

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While there are conventional medical treatments that are available for people with arthritis, many wonder what can be done naturally to help improve the pain and mobility. In fact, there are many natural methods to help manage pain and improve mobility.

This article will show you five different alternative therapies and treatments that can help you manage your daily arthritis symptoms and mobility issues. Continue reading

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Stop Snoring Women!

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This is not just a man’s problem (as you already know)! Stop snoring women caught your eye because YOU snore and want to stop, or someone right next to you snores and you want to stop them! And no matter who, your sleep is affected and it’s time to do something about it. Right?!? OK!

I remember going on a few women’s retreats and there were always stories flying the very first morning… “You can’t believe how loud So-and-So snores!” “I didn’t sleep a wink because Whoosie snored all night!” Continue reading

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The Early Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

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Although men and children can suffer and show the early symptoms of fibromyalgia, the disorder is most common among women. Eighty to ninety percent of those affected are women, and most are diagnosed sometime during middle age. You are more likely to develop fibromyalgia if you have a close relative with the disorder.

The Early Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

One of the reasons that fibromyalgia is so difficult to diagnose is that it mimics so many symptoms of other diseases and disorders. It can parallel them to such an extent that it’s difficult to acquire a diagnosis without undertaking medical tests to rule out other conditions. Continue reading

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Natural Relief For Hot Flashes –

Hot flashes are experienced by 3/4 of all women undergoing menopause, making it the number one symptom of menopause. This makes natural relief for hot flashes an extremely hot topic (pun intended). Hot flashes involve a temporary sensation of heat coming off the body, sometimes associated with sweating or flushing of the skin. They can last from 30 seconds to 10 minutes and can be extremely annoying and debilitating.

At one time, hormone replacement therapy was the go-to treatment for women experiencing severe menopausal symptoms. Further studies through the years showed that the risks outweighed the benefits. Because of this, many women turned to natural remedies for menopausal symptoms.

8 Ways to Find Natural Relief for Hot Flashes

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You Need to Take Off Layers!

1. Simple changes in behavior. This includes learning how to dress in layers so that you can take off layers of clothing when the hot flashes become intense. It also includes having ice water handy so you can sip on it when the hot flashes start. You can also wear light pajamas that are loose-fitting and use bed linens made with cotton that breathe better and can reduce the incidence of night sweats.

2. Herbal relief. While studies of their effectiveness are mixed, many women       use herbal remedies to control symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes. Here are a few of the most popular: Continue reading

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Depression and Fatigue – Fatigue and Depression

Depression and Fatigue 

Depression and fatigue are companions. It is hard to hear, but depression is a mental illness. It sounds so severe. But we need to call it what it is. Just like a cold is a physical illness, depression is a mental illness. And just as a cold is a common physical illness, depression іѕ a соmmоn mental illness.woman-statue-depression-and-fatigue

Fatigue is one оf іtѕ mаjоr symptoms. Pеорlе mау hаvе fatigue related tо depression thаt mаkеѕ іt dіffісult tо раrtісіраtе іn dаіlу асtіvіtіеѕ. Evеn those who hаvе bееn treated fоr depression mау hаvе оngоіng fаtіguе. Selective ѕеrоtоnіn rеuрtаkе іnhіbіtоrѕ (wow right? let’s say drugs) соmmоnlу uѕеd tо trеаt depression tend nоt tо mаkе you mоrе fаtіguеd, but іt dоеѕn’t аlwауѕ lift fatigue associated wіth this соndіtіоn. Continue reading

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10 Keys to Healthy Aging

10 Keys to Healthy Aging

We are faced with decisions throughout our lives, and sometimes we don’t see the fruit of those decisions until later on in life. Unless we were taught or came upon10-keys-to-healthy-aging healthy aging tips in our younger days, we often end up in ‘eraser’ mode. Erase those lines! … and those spots! Erase those inches and saggy skin! You get it… and if you’re noticing these things, fret not! You’re not alone… and it’s never too late to make some positive changes. Again, these keys are being presented, but it’s your decision. Choose life!

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Best Women’s Multivitamin

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Best Women’s Multivitamin

Many women our age want to know what the best women’s multivitamin is. I have studied, looked at, bought, and taken many! Because I have some experience in the journey, let me share what I’ve found. I want to say right up front that we are all different. We will all respond in different ways to different stimuli.

One thing is sure, supplements are needed to fill in the gaps that are left as we age. Our bodies become less efficient at absorbing and processing vitamins and minerals. Taking supplements can greatly increase our well-being in all areas of our lives!

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Welcome! Women Over 50

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Hi Ladies! I am so glad you decided to stop by for a visit to the site for women over 50 to chill and laugh and learn! My experience as a woman over 50 is now a full decade and beyond! My desire is to provide a place for you to visit for encouragement, recommendations, insight, laughter, venting and well… everything women over 50 would be blessed by. Please leave a comment, let me know what you’d like to see, and check out myAbout Mepage.

Just for Laughs – Three Women Over 50

Three women over 50 were having lunch together in one of their homes. One confesses, “I was half-way up the stairs the other day, and I couldn’t remember if I was going up or down!” The other ladies laugh and one counters, “I know what you mean. I was standing in front of the refrigerator yesterday and couldn’t remember if I was putting something in or taking something out!” As the laughter dies down, the third woman chimes in, “I haven’t really had any problems as of yet, knock on wood (she knocks on the table). Oh,” she says, “There is someone at the door!”

Women Over 50 Have So Much to Offer!

I watched my mom go to another land after my dad died. She had good, good friends and she still played golf and went to the Moose Lodge every once in awhile. But all who knew her would tell you, she just wasn’t the same.

My mom had a wit like no other. I’ll tell you stories along the way, but she knew how to make people laugh. It was such a pleasure to laugh with her!

Women over 50 have experienced at least 50 years on this earth (profound I know)! And we know a few things don’t we? It’s our time ladies… it really is!

First we have to do for mom and dad, then our husbands and kids; and then it seems mom and dad come back around in a different setting. We really need to take this time to make sure we are doing things that bring us joy, peace, and contentment in these years. It may be that we need to take care of parents or financial obligations, but we need to make the best of these years, and it’s all up to us. We can thrive! We really can! So………..

Thrive! OK? …. food for brain health

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Food For Brain Health – Is Organic for Better or Worse?

Food For Brain Health

food for brain healthFood for brain health is a concept being studied by many institutions these days. As we age, we become increasingly aware of the changes in our brain function, especially memory. For me, it gets a little scary when I can’t remember what I wanted to tell someone just seconds ago. Where do these words and thoughts go? My children would say over and over, “But Mom! I JUST told you!” It’s tough for others to understand that you can forget that quickly. I try my best to laugh it off, make jokes, and get on with the show; but in reality, deep down… it bothers me a great deal, especially because my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease before her death in 2013. I am inspired to take some action to improve my brain health and will share whatever I find with you. Today I will start with food for brain health. Continue reading

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