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9 Ways To Achieve Your Fitness Resolutions

Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.08.2013 | Fifty

In 2009, while Tony Whatley was participating in the National Handball Championships at the University of Minnesota, he noticed two unexpected things:...

Helping Seniors Prepare for and Cope With Natural Disasters

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

When one's home is damaged, it is a devastating experience for an individual of any age. For those with memory loss, a tragedy like this can also be very confusing and disorienting. Here are some tips on how you can best support them during this time.

Passing The Turkey And The Torch: What To Look For When You Go Home For The Holidays

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 12.25.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Holidays can be incredibly stressful. In the midst of all the activity and eating, they can also provide an opportunity to observe our parents as they age.

ReThink Interview: Jake Schreier and Christopher Ford, Director and Writer of Robot & Frank

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The movie Robot & Frank tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Frank, an aging former cat burglar, and a nameless eldercare robot. But Robot & Frank is no hypothetical sci-fi flight of fancy.

Home Health Aides: We Need to Raise the Bar

Marki Flannery | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

While this survey uncovered far too many "bad apples," home health aides like Zena give us a benchmark to strive for as we seek to fill a ballooning and all-important need: caring for our loved ones as they age.

5 Meds That Could Become Addictive

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty

Based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 4.8 million adults aged 50 and older used an illicit drug -- whether it was an illegal substance or non-medical use of a prescription -- last year.

Elder Care: The (Virtual) Word Is Your Oyster

Ilaina Edison | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ilaina Edison

For the young and able-bodied, online networking is an invaluable tool of commerce, social life and entertainment. For those whose social circles have diminished because of age, illness or limited mobility, social networking can be a bridge out of isolation and depression.

It's Never Too Late! Diet, Exercise Later In Life Improve Longevity

Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living

We've long known that exercising and eating fruits and veggies can, over the long-term, help improve both the quality and quantity of our years. But t...

WATCH: 'Fitness Beyond 50' Author Talks Making The Most Of Life

Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Harry Gaines, author of "Fitness Beyond 50: Turn Back The Clock" appeared on The Doctors to share with them why staying fit is still so important to h...

Three Things You Must Have In Retirement

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

Underlying our retirement search is the golden trinity we have to consider: our health, our desired lifestyle, and our budget. This trio is symbiotic and if one goes awry, it becomes a poison pill for the other two.

Why Men Won't Talk About Impotence

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.16.2012 | Fifty
Ann Bauer

In researching my book, I asked men about performance issues. What happens in your head when you can't get it up? How does it become (as I've heard it can be) a self-perpetuating problem? I'm close to literally a dozen fine, garrulous older men. But when I broached this topic, every one of them turned red and stammered and then was struck mute.

6 Ways To Get The Most From Your Doctor's Appointment

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for doctors appointments? I manage a number of small health clinics, and have found that patients -- especially seniors -- that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive.

12 Medical Tests That Can Do More Harm Than Good

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Enter a new term into the midlife vernacular: medical gluttony. It's when our doctors order a barrage of "just in case" medical testing to keep us hap...

Weight Watchers CEO: 'Obesity Is Not A Woman's Issue'

Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Women aren't the only ones who should be concerned about their figures, says the man behind one of the biggest names in weight loss. Weight Watcher...

Is OK The New Good?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.07.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

A friend said something the other day that resonated deeply. When I asked her how she was doing, she responded with a sigh: "I'm OK. But 'OK' is the new 'good,' you know?"

Getting a Good Night's Sleep Without The Pills

Dr. Robert Waldman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Robert Waldman

Mary, a lovely lady in her early 60s, had come to see me, describing her problem as "being sleepy all the time." As an internist practicing addiction medicine for the past 24 years, I have become sensitive to the significance of sleep disturbances and what they might represent.

Menopause? There's A 'Map' For That

Huff/Post50 | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Hot flashes, uncomfortable dryness, insomnia -- we all know the myriad symptoms associated with menopause. But a surprising number of women aren’t ...

Ann Brenoff

Doctors Making Housecalls: 8 Ways Post 50s Are Transforming Health Care | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty

Every day in 2012, another 10,000 boomers turn 65. Back in 2003, only 5.7 percent of the U.S. population was 65 or older. Pretty soon, it will be 17.5...

What Change Should You Make For Slowing Metabolism In Midlife?

Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

Has your metabolism slowed as you've gotten older, making it more difficult to lose weight? In this clip from Anderson Cooper's show "Anderson," a pos...

Healthy Aging: Do You Need A Midlife Food Makeover?

The Huffington Post | Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

February is the month of love, but if your love affair is with junk food, you may want to break it off. For those over 50, the food you eat may be esp...

Pilates: The "Sex Of Exercise"?

Debra Ollivier | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Here's a bold statement: If everyone Post 50 and postpartum did pilates, we'd all be stronger, be leaner, be more agile, breathe better, stand better, be more focused and -- who knew? -- have better sex.

Life & Happiness: Tips To Ease Aching Feet (WATCH)

Laura Rowley | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

Aching feet become a bigger problem as people age, especially for women who wear high heels. In this segment of Life & Happiness, Huff/Post50's Laura ...

WATCH: Yoga For Any Age

Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

Thinking of ohming your way through middle age? Watch as Sting's wife, Trudie Styler, demonstrates some poses suitable for all ages. Kathie Lee and he...

Post 50 Singles Want Sex ... A Lot

The Huffington Post | Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

Post 50 singles want sex, and they want it often. Given that people over 50 are the biggest growing group in online dating and the most likely to use ...

The Breast Obsession: Gateway To Anxiety And Fantasy

Debra Ollivier | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

You'd think that by the time we hit our 50s we'd have made peace with our breasts. Not so. Breast augmentation is on the rise among all age groups and so are its risks.