Next Avenue: If this story isn’t, ultimately, about dance, what is it about? Lauren Kessler: We’re often told it’s never too late to … fill in the blank. Sometimes that’s true but not always, like going back to medical school at age 55, for example. But I wanted to explore whether that was true for me. And for me it wasn’t so much dancing The Nutcracker as thumbing my nose in the face of André Eglevsky. Why was it important for you to challenge yourself this way? Comfort zone
The world around us is built around sitting, whether we’re working, driving, eating, or watching TV. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that regular exercise doesn’t cancel out the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Further findings... sedentary behavior increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. sedentary behavior is the fourth-leading risk factor for death based on statistics from the World Health Organization.
The reason for the high population of senior citizens in Japan is that many Japanese live to be well over 100 years old. Some reasons attributed to the longevity include: Strong community bonds Plenty of exercise Healthy, low-fat diet Low stress way of live Further, what allows older Japanese to have all of the above includes community and family support. Commonly the following are true, and can only be accomplished by government policy, family support and community involvem
There are some interesting findings from the The U.S. Census Bureau report using 2010 data. A few Post 50 highlights below, as well as graphs that show much more. The average 65-year-old woman can expect to live another 20.3 years (to roughly age 85) and the average 65-year-old man is forecasted to live another 17.7 years (to about age 83). The percentage of people 65 and older killed by heart disease dropped dramatically from 2000 (from 33 percent to 26.5 percent), but the
Mark S. Walton, Boundless Potential. Three life-altering discoveries about what we need to do to reinvent ourselves at midlife and beyond. 1. We need to stress our brains. In the past decade, state-of-the-art neuroscience has revealed that, after age 45 or so, our brains are programmed to generate extraordinary new creative skills and intellectual powers that were unavailable to us earlier in life. 2. We need to think and act entrepreneurially. A growing number of men and wo
I really enjoyed reading this article in USA Today by Rodney Brooks in October, 2013. The three takaways I got were: One of the reasons older people are out of work is because of age discrimination. With more than twenty years experience in HR I know discriminating against those that are older (too experienced in hiring language) exists, but I am still pleased at the honesty of this article. Health reasons is one of the major reasons why older people retire early and or are u