“Ten Commandments” for Turning 50: Advice for All Ages

Here’s a simple message to those who have not yet turned 50:  it’s never too early to start taking control of your health and life. Here’s a simple message to those of us who are over 50: it’s never too late. Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s past is prologue.”  What we do (or don’t do) in our younger years will have a huge impact on how we look and feel by the time we enter our 50s. Our earlier choices and …

Need Help Getting Fit After 50? Adopt a Dog!

We all need to move our bodies every day. Period. Running, walking, spinning, biking, Zumba … whatever your choice is, just get out and do it. You’ll keep your weight down and maintain your health-check numbers where they need to be.  Plus, it just feels good. But sometimes we need that little extra reason to get us out there. While writing “The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More,” I was insisting …

7 Beauty Blunders Women Over 50 Keep on Making (and How to Stop)

We are always looking out for the next ‘new thing”–that one diet that will help us drop 15 lbs, or the skin cream with the latest anti-aging ingredient that promises to erase every wrinkle-instead of just taking some good, simple advice about what really works (and what doesn’t). No matter how many magazine articles or books we read about how to look (and feel) fab over fifty, a lot of us are still stuck in bad health and beauty habits …

Fight the Frump! Finding Your Perfect Pair of “Readers”

Who said reading glasses had to be frumpy? Since entering my 50’s, I’ve had to keep a 6x magnifying mirror adhered to my bathroom mirror so I don’t end up putting mascara on my lips. Presbyopia (an age-related condition whereby eyes have trouble focusing on objects that are close) is a natural byproduct of getting older, and I have it in spades. According to the Vision Council, the leading trade organization representing the optical industry, an estimated 90 million people …

Are You Ready to Embrace Your Inner Crone?

Aging in America isn’t always easy, especially when we’re bombarded with messages trying to convince us that youth equals beauty. ‘Old’ is something we should avoid at all costs, they seem to tell us, and if we don’t . . . well, maybe it’s time to just step aside. It’s enough to make women run for the hills, or to the nearest plastic surgeon. That’s not what I chose to do after turning 50. Instead, I pulled myself up by …

The 7 Biggest Mistakes We Make After 50 (and How to Avoid Them)

I was worried when I turned 50 a few years ago.  Like many of us, I was unsure about the right steps to take for better health, fitness, style . . . everything. Midlife can be a very confusing time, filled with all kinds of change, often making us anxious about our futures. This is the main reason I decided to research and write “The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More.” …