Make Your Life Story Award Winning: Be in the Moment

Your life story is written by one person and only one person and that is YOU. We create each and every page of our unique life story. Each moment becomes part of our own personal blueprint.  Your story will be like no one else’s. You can decided whether you are going to be a hero or a bully or a best friend, a good spouse…whatever the title, the adjective, the noun…you plug them into the script. Each new day we are …

Brain Games are Good Games

We’ve all heard the lingo used to describe brain as brawn: flex, workout, mental gymnastics and the like. But doing a bunch of good, old, hard thinking can be great for what is actually going on inside your head. We’re not saying you have to do astrophysics or argue over Nitchze in your spare time (though those can be fun), but we do have a series of brain training games that can put your head-space through its paces. Plus, if people think you’re …

Hack Your Brain: How To Keep Healthy Behaviors On Track

This is a guest post by Annie Lynsen, on loan to AARP from Small Act. About this point in the New Year’s Resolution cycle, the novelty has begun to wear off. Many healthy eating and exercising plans have been fudged or abandoned out of frustration. One thing that I’ve learned in years of trying to live a healthy lifestyle is that willpower isn’t enough. Willpower is like a muscle, and it can become exhausted over time. Basically, the emotional part …

Just How Healthy Is Seafood – For Us Or The Environment?

Guest Blogger: As AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations. Are you as confused as I am? Eating seafood is often a smart choice for our health, but sometimes it can also be bad for us, …

A Healthy Environment and Healthy Aging

Guest Post: As AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations. Every day we read another article about what’s good, or not so good, for our health. I know I’m particularly disappointed that I can’t consider my …

Seniors Trade Rocking Chairs for Rackets

More than ever, seniors are discovering the athlete within. Since the early 1990s, total participation (and participation by those over age 45) has grown in 21 sports and fitness activities. Note that these sports aren’t for sissies: basketball, bowling, mountain and rock climbing, walking, exercise with equipment, running and jogging, working out at a club, tackle football, golf, hiking, hunting with firearms, ice hockey, in-line skating, kayaking and rafting, martial arts, skateboarding, snorkeling, snowboarding, soccer, target shooting with firearms and …