5 Women Over 50 Who Lead and Inspire

Life after 50 can definitely have its challenges. I try to follow my own advice about working out, eating well, getting enough sleep, and staying engaged and positive about aging. But sometimes life throws curve balls that make you want to pull the covers over your head  - and stay there. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter That’s not possible. So, instead of giving in to these moments (however long they last), I often find myself turning to …

Balance Your Way to Fitness After 50

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, we lose 1 percent of bone mass every year after 50. In fact, for some of us, especially women, bone loss can happen very quickly, causing us to lose up to 20 percent of our bone density during the five to seven years following menopause, paving the way for osteoporosis. And, having osteoporosis is the biggest risk factor for breaking a bone if we fall. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter The …

Women 50+: What to Wear to Get the Job

The economy is tough. The job market – especially for those of us over 50 – is even tougher. But if you want to rejoin the workforce or land a new opportunity, the tips below can help you put your best foot forward. It’s been said that it takes all of seven seconds for a stranger to size you up. So make the best first impression you can by sporting an interview outfit that will knock their socks off. Jacqui …

Three Tips for Being Smarter About Money After 50

I think about money . .  a lot. After all, my husband and I are both over 50 and still have one daughter in college and one in high school. This is definitely not the time to waste our hard-earned money on stuff we don’t need. According to Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig, author of Your Money & Your Brain, when we make decisions about money, our brains often drive us to do things that make no logical sense, but …

2 Numbers That Matter Most After 50

After turning 50, I made a life-changing decision to never again focus on numbers that are irrelevant to my happiness, health and well-being, and only embrace those that are. Age, for example, is a measurement of life of which I make note of and celebrate (with joy!) each year. However, it does not define me, as it once did. It didn’t stop me from taking up running, and I gave no thought to my age when I decided to embark …

The ‘Best of Everything’ Top 25 Playlist: Music to Make You Move!

Okay, so you’ve made a commitment to exercise more, bought a new pair of running/walking shoes,  gotten the green light from the doctor, have your iPhone (or some other smartphone) strapped around your arm or waist, and watched “Running After 50” from “The Best of Everything” AARP YouTube series for motivation and inspiration. You’re ready to rock and roll . . . but . . . wait! There’s one more thing . . . Before heading out the door, you …