It’s my turn to host the Best of Boomer Blogs and this week our prolific bloggers write about making things better whether it’s your health, your point of view, or what’s happening in the world. Each of these posts gives you thought-provoking insights on a variety of relevant issues. I hope you read them, share them, comment on them, and help support our work.
We want to spread our Baby Boomer messages far and wide because our 5+ decades on the planet have given us world-wisdom that needs to be heard.
Let’s start with our physical health
As we grow older the chance of some of us getting sick with chronic illnesses is a fact of life. Our own Laura Lee Carter, who writes Adventures of the New Old Farts has been super ill lately, and she has some observations to make about illness and friendships.
I posted about why it’s important for Baby Boomers to adhere to their medication protocols if they take pills. Taking the wrong combinations of medication or incorrect doses can be hazardous to your health. CVS Pharmacy is making things better for patients who need help organizing their meds.
Exercise for most of us can be a chore but Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond has found results from a recent study that shows putting on your dancing shoes can have a profound effect on reversing the signs of aging in the brain. So turn up the volume and start busting out some moves. Read more about “Why You should never stop dancing Over 60.”
Mental health is important and is a key to overall wellness
Science is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to health and healing. At A Healing Spirit, Carol Cassara brings us reputable university research that shows there may well be something good going on when people use affirmations or do expressive writing about their disease.
We all have fear and sometimes that fear stops us from trying new things. Fear of the unknown might stop us and we need to be motivated to help us move past these fears. To inspire you, Jennifer Koshak of Unfold and Begin shares “6 TED Talks That Will Help You Conquer Fear.” Meet people who don’t want to hear excuses, who know that trying new things grows new brain cells and one person who retired and then started a new business at 66 years old.
What do you do when you’re Snowbirding, and you run into a cold, cloudy day? Well, Tom Sightings of Sightings at 60, who is Snowbirding in South Carolina for the month of February, decided to hit the tourist shops, and he came away with a perspective he calls “The Philosophy of the Beach.”
When the government stumbles, we can still succeed in making things better
With the Trump administration’s failure to protect the interests of consumers, states are stepping up to the task, Rita R. Robison, a consumer journalist, writes on The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide. Robison reports states attorneys general asked that an accrediting agency which approved predatory for-profit colleges not be reinstated, sued to block the rollback of net neutrality, and reached an agreement with TK Holdings Inc. over charges that the company concealed safety issues related to its airbag systems installed in millions of vehicles.
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