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Happy With Your Body? Only 12 Percent of Older Women Are

Posted on 10/23/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s young women who are obsessed with their body appearance — not mature women over 50, right? Oh, who are we kidding. Even us wise older women fret about our bodies. My slim, petite friend Marianne, who’s 99, still watches her figure. In fact, a recent survey found that only 12 percent of women over 50 are satisfied with their bodies. Twelve percent! That’s pretty sad. Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter So what’s so special about those 12 percent? …

Retirement Community Residents Have Fun Baring All For Charity Calendar

Posted on 08/2/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayInspired by the 2003 Helen Mirren movie Calendar Girls, a dozen women of Riderwood Village retirement community in Maryland have bared (almost) all to raise money for fellow residents struggling financially.

The Takeaway: Women Over 50 Struggle With Eating Disorders, Body Image

Posted on 06/21/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhile anorexia, bulimia and other disordered eating habits disproportionately vex the young, older women — and men — aren’t excluded. A new study found 13 percent of women over 50 currently exhibit at least one core eating disorder symptom. The most common was “purging” (throwing up food) without binge eating (7.8 percent), followed by binge eating (3.5 percent). Overall, nearly three-quarters of all the women said they were currently trying to lose weight.