Archive for September, 2014

Achieving Vitality and Wellbeing

Achieving Vitality and Wellbeing

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A “Re-Life Styling” Approach to Vitality and Wellbeing By Peggy Buchanan, coordinator of vitality/wellness programming for Front Porch Our brains are a combination of rational and emotional processing centers and research suggests that there is a limit to how much each side of the brain can handle at a given time.  When one side of […]

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Avoiding “The Talk”

Avoiding “The Talk”

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents Home Instead Senior Care of Sacramento Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents By Buck Shaw, franchise owner, Home Instead Senior Care If you’ve avoided the end-of-life discussion with your aging parents, you’re not alone. Approximately 80 […]

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Feeding The Body, Mind and Soul

Feeding The Body, Mind and Soul

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          Remember the old adage, you are what you eat? Make it your motto. When you choose a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins you’ll feel vibrant and healthy, inside and out. Live longer and stronger – Good nutrition keeps muscles, bones, organs, and other body […]

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Turning Back the Clock For Men

Turning Back the Clock For Men

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Older Doesn’t Have to Mean Unhealthy—Tips for Men to Turn Back the Clock By Darryl Mitteldorf, Founder and Executive Director of Malecare Worldwide, men’s health suffers from neglect, poor access to medical facilities, under-funded research in male-specific diseases and other disparities in medical care. Education empowers men to care for themselves. Here are some simple, […]

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Your Brain Health

Your Brain Health

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Add these ‘superfoods’ to your daily diet, and you will increase your odds of maintaining a healthy brain for the rest of your life. Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD There’s no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. But research is showing that you can increase your chances of […]

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Brain Health

Brain Health

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When people think about staying fit, they generally think from the neck down. But the health of your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do: thinking, feeling, remembering, working, playing — and even sleeping.The good news is that emerging evidence suggests there are steps you can take to help keep your brain […]

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Grandparents Legacy Plans

Grandparents Legacy Plans

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

More Grandparents using 529 Plans to put their legacy in place By James Norman The current generation of Grandparents is not only living very active lifestyles in retirement, they are happily taking active roles in the lives of their Grandchildren. Whether it’s participating in activities together, or helping out in both financial and non-financial ways, […]

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Preventive Health: Baby Boomers’ Best Friend

Preventive Health: Baby Boomers’ Best Friend

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Preventive Health Checks are the Baby Boomers’ Best Friend It’s Prostate Cancer awareness month and while every cancer can be serious, it’s noteworthy that the survival rate for this disease has clearly improved. Thanks to early diagnosis and treatment, more than 2.5 million men in the U.S. over age 50 are prostate cancer survivors. […]

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Over 50? How To Count Calories

Over 50? How To Count Calories

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

We all know how important it is to maintain a healthy diet as we age. Yet, no matter how vigilant we are, the sad truth is that our waistbands seem to grow tighter with each passing year. Part of the reason for this is that menopause causes weight to shift to our abdomen—morphing us from […]

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Women and Sex Over 50

Women and Sex Over 50

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

For many women after the age of 50, if there are children, they are mostly independent. Their career and financial security are more certain. Women at 50 are no longer fighting to establish a marriage, a career or a family. They are ready to do something different and their focus has suddenly begun to center […]

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Busting Sex Myths For Baby Boomers

Busting Sex Myths For Baby Boomers

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The fastest growing market in sex education today is the “Baby Boomers.” They grew up in the hot ’60s and are now confronting their own myths around sexuality, mid life and aging. Most Boomers grew up believing that after 50 was a fast trip into a kind of sexual deep sleep. And now that many […]

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The Complicated Sex Life of Baby Boomers

The Complicated Sex Life of Baby Boomers

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The complicated sex life of baby boomers Photograph by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff; Photographed at The Langham, Boston; Models: Kirsten Hede Brierley and Marc Iannaco/Maggie Inc.; makeup: Chantal Ambroise Eighty-five percent of male boomers and 61 percent of female boomers report sexual satisfaction is critical to their relationships and quality of life. MADELEINE AND HER TWO […]

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The Complicated Sex Life of Baby Boomers

The Complicated Sex Life of Baby Boomers

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          The complicated sex life of baby boomers Photograph by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff; Photographed at The Langham, Boston; Models: Kirsten Hede Brierley and Marc Iannaco/Maggie Inc.; makeup: Chantal Ambroise Eighty-five percent of male boomers and 61 percent of female boomers report sexual satisfaction is critical to their relationships and quality of […]

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Why Boomers Need Vitamins

Why Boomers Need Vitamins

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

People who are 50 or over may not be getting all the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy, no matter how varied and balanced their diet. Here are the supplements you need and why. Anyone who has been to the vitamin aisle at the local grocery store won’t be surprised that the sale […]

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Vitamins and Fitness

Vitamins and Fitness

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Fit After 50: How to Take Charge of Your Personal Wellness Are you among the 77 million people born during the baby boom years from 1946 to 1964? If you are, congratulations! Our generation is more fitness-conscious than any other group of 50- and 60-year-olds in history. Baby Boomers are expected to live longer than […]

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Vitamins in Energy Bars

Vitamins in Energy Bars

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sports Energy  and Nutrition Bars The makers of energy and nutrition bars have come up with a great product idea, especially if you are on the go or simply don’t have time to take a food break.  So those of us at BloomerBoomer.com have been trying some energy bars lately but where to you find […]

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Most Brain Fit Boomers

Most Brain Fit Boomers

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Fit After 50: How to Take Charge of Your Personal Wellness Are you among the 77 million people born during the baby boom years from 1946 to 1964? If you are, congratulations! Our generation is more fitness-conscious than any other group of 50- and 60-year-olds in history. Baby Boomers are expected to live longer than […]

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Brain Power and Hot Cocoa

Brain Power and Hot Cocoa

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Have you heard that hot cocoa can boost the brain power of active seniors.  The study, first published eight months ago is important for those concerned about senior diet choices.  One of the active ingredients, cocoa flavanols is the principle element that shows to provide significant improvements in certain cognitive assessment tests. First what are […]

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Enhancing Brain Health

Enhancing Brain Health

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Strategy-based cognitive training has the potential to reverse age-related brain decline according to the results of a study conducted by researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas published online in Cerebral Cortex. The novel study examining brain and cognitive changes associated with brain training has found that complex cognitive training significantly improves […]

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A Supplement Opinion

A Supplement Opinion

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what’s typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don’t contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue. PAUL OFFITJUL 19 2013, 9:12 […]

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Oxidant Supplements

Oxidant Supplements

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Holistic Approach to Cosmetic Surgery As boomer lead the way in cosmetic surgery, one doctor looks to holistic solutions as part of the treatment. There is a stong likelihood that you are someone you know has had cosmetic surgery. People over 55 are helping doctors who do that take home a ton of money. There […]

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Fish Oil Supplements

Fish Oil Supplements

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Kimberly A. Tessmer, RDN, LD For those over 55 years old diet and health seem to become more of a priority than in our younger years. Risks for certain health conditions including type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancers, osteoporosis and heart disease raise dramatically so it is more important than ever to be […]

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More Turn To Acupuncture

More Turn To Acupuncture

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By MICHAEL ROIZEN You may not like the idea of being needled, but acupuncture has been a go-to therapy for 5,000 years. This Chinese healing art, which uses needles to stimulate points in the body that affect chi or qi, the life energy, has been in the news lately, and not just because celebs such […]

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The Alternative Medicine Cabinet

The Alternative Medicine Cabinet

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I write, lecture and appear as a guest to educate about nutrition, stress, women’s health and mind/body medicine.  The older we get it seems the more stress has an impact. But stress isn’t really the problem, our reaction to it is. I can impart your listeners with some easy to use, practical tips for decreasing […]

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Why To Consider Alternative Medicine

Why To Consider Alternative Medicine

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Why You Should Consider Alternatives Physician Offers 4 Natural Ways to End the Pain Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain lasting more than six months, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. Throughout the past decade, the use of painkillers such as Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin has soared by 300 percent. For […]

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A Second Opinion: Back Surgery

A Second Opinion: Back Surgery

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A Back Surgeon With A Second Opinion Interview with Dr. David Hanscom with a different view on back surgery Andy: This podcast in my humble opinion is a must listen to for everyone who suffers from back pain and for the millions who do have contemplated surgery as a remedy. Dr. Hanscom is a board […]

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Packing Your Meds

Packing Your Meds

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

                    How to Pack Medications If you use prescription medications in your daily life, you are well aware of how important they are to your health. Many travelers worry about traveling with medication and make crucial mistakes along the way. First, make sure you don’t pack […]

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The Link Between Emotions and Health

The Link Between Emotions and Health

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How much emotions affect our physical health.  Discoveries of a cardiologist and how our emotions affect our physical health Andy: As seniors we built a past that has an effect on our present and on our future. But what happens when our past limits our potential? That can be at any age, but perhaps more […]

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Heart Issues For Over 50

Heart Issues For Over 50

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By R.M. Dietrich Deel More than 70 million Americans of the ages 50 and older – which breaks down to be 4 out of 5 older adults – suffer from at least one chronic health condition. Many of those people over 50 are affected by cardiovascular conditions as their chonic health condition. Cardiac issues such as […]

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Why Narcissists Have More Sex

Why Narcissists Have More Sex

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If narcissism is one of humanity’s more stubbornly intractable traits—and it is—it’s partly because it facilitates the one basic act likelier than anything else to keep a particular physical or behavioral characteristic alive in the gene pool: breeding. Successful narcissists have a whole lot of sex, which means they’re statistically likelier to have a whole […]

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Why Narcissists Have More Sex

Why Narcissists Have More Sex

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If narcissism is one of humanity’s more stubbornly intractable traits—and it is—it’s partly because it facilitates the one basic act likelier than anything else to keep a particular physical or behavioral characteristic alive in the gene pool: breeding. Successful narcissists have a whole lot of sex, which means they’re statistically likelier to have a whole […]

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Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Robert Kiyosaki, Founder of Rich Dad Co., shares 6 steps to paying down bad debt – the FIRST step to building you asset column! Paying off your bad debt so you can build great wealth When my first business failed, I personally had over $1 million in debt that needed to be paid off. Those […]

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A Soldiers Entry Into The Second Act

A Soldiers Entry Into The Second Act

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A Soldiers Entry Into The Second Act Yinon Weiss, CEO of RallyPoint, is able to provide expertise on a wide-range of topics within the military lifestyle, ranging from first-hand accounts through to the journey undertaken as military personnel enter the private sector and beyond. Yinon served ten years on active duty, serving first as a […]

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A Soldiers Entry Into The Second Act

A Soldiers Entry Into The Second Act

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A Soldiers Entry Into The Second Act Yinon Weiss, CEO of RallyPoint, is able to provide expertise on a wide-range of topics within the military lifestyle, ranging from first-hand accounts through to the journey undertaken as military personnel enter the private sector and beyond. Yinon served ten years on active duty, serving first as a […]

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Diet Tips For People Over 50

Diet Tips For People Over 50

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Kimberly A. Tessmer, RDN, LD For those over 55 years old diet and health seem to become more of a priority than in our younger years. Risks for certain health conditions including type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancers, osteoporosis and heart disease raise dramatically so it is more important than ever to be […]

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Amazing Aging Population

Amazing Aging Population

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Healthcare and the Amazing Aging U.S. Population Between 2016 and 2034, the baby boomer generation – the largest population group in the United States – will begin retiring from the labor force. Baby boomers include all people born in the United States between the years 1946-1964, estimated to be 77.3 million people or nearly 25 […]

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Feds Hit Nursing Home Overmedication

Feds Hit Nursing Home Overmedication

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication A federal lawsuit against two Watsonville, Calif., nursing homes may offer a new approach to dealing with the persistent problem of such facilities overmedicating their residents. The lawsuit details multiple cases when the government says these drugs were inappropriately administered to patients. For […]

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Nightcrawler Movie Previews

Nightcrawler Movie Previews

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The folks at Bloomer Boomer are all news people so permit us to indulging ourselves by previewing this new film.  Catch the trailer on the left side bar Nightcrawler review: Gyllenhaal gets his hands dirty in brilliant news thriller A good newsman is an amoral newsman in Dan Gilroy’s violently entertaining feature debut. Jake Gyllenhaal is […]

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The Third Act – Who Can’t Dance?

The Third Act – Who Can’t Dance?

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Partly a story about how a great dance instructor assembled a group of amateurs and produced a show that has everyone talking. They’re amateurs in dance. But they’ve lived a lot of life. And it shows. Excerpts from the Annapolis Royal premiere, with commentary by the Choreographer/Director. For a glimpse of the darker, deeply moving side, […]

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Most Fit Seniors in History

Most Fit Seniors in History

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Fit After 50: How to Take Charge of Your Personal Wellness Are you among the 77 million people born during the baby boom years from 1946 to 1964? If you are, congratulations! Our generation is more fitness-conscious than any other group of 50- and 60-year-olds in history. Baby Boomers are expected to live longer than […]

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