Baby Boomer women are living longer than ever due to advances in medicine, preventive wellness care, and lifestyle changes. We are exercising more and getting rid of habits that we may have had in our youth like smoking, unhealthy eating, and unsafe sex. Still, there are challenges. Cancer and heart disease is on the rise but there are better treatments than there were before. Some diseases have become manageable rather than a death sentence. We have immunizations that can protect us from the flu, pneumonia, meningitis, and shingles.
We have also embraced alternative medicine and an emphasis on self-care that is important for longevity and peace of mind. These techniques can be used in tandem with standard care to improve our outcomes. Many of us are not ready for wheelchairs yet and plan to keep enjoying life for as long as possible.
I’ve written posts on preventative healthcare, alternative medicine, and have done interviews with doctors, patients, health professionals, and a few celebrities, to learn what we can do to live better and stay well. Please use the links below to find topics you may be interested in.
May you live well and prosper!
Read some of my most popular posts on health and wellness
- The 7 Best Online Exercise Programs for Women Over 50
- How to Reduce Belly Fat in Middle Age
- Have You Been Putting Your Vision Care on the Backburner?
- 12 Tips to Avoid Fainting in Public and Hurting Yourself
- How to Prevent a Heart Attack as a Woman Over 50
- How to Practice Self-Care for Wellness Over 50
- Alternative Medicine – Although I have no problem with Western Medicine, and take advantage of it, there are alternative methods to enhance your well-being and better health. They include Ayurveda, Massage, Meditation, Essential Oils, as well as other healing techniques and modalities.
- Disease Prevention – Baby Boomers must be on the look-out to prevent diseases that could have dire consequences especially as we get older. How can we stay healthy and prevent the onset of these diseases and conditions? We have an advantage over our parents with improvements in medicine and technology.
- Fitness over 50 – Good fitness gives us the chance of a better health outcome as we grow older. Even though many Baby Boomers are staying fit and are able to keep up with those who are younger, there are specific things to focus on to ensure a better old age in the future.
- General wellness and health – General wellness and health tips from how to take a nap to how to handle medication and everything in between.
- Health and treatment – Specific conditions common to Baby Boomers as they age along with survivor stories, symptoms, health tips and advice straight from doctors who specialize in the ailment.
- Insurance – Important insurance add-ons that you may need with your current healthcare program or Medicare.
- Longevity – What are the habits and practices inherent in the people who live the longest in the world. What do they eat and how do they live? How can we incorporate those habits into our ordinary life?
- Medicare – Important information by experts for Baby Boomers turning 65 or who are already on Medicare that will help you plan the best health care for you depending on your individual needs. To take a six-day free course on Medicare including free checklists, worksheets, and mini-videos from one of my guest bloggers click here.
- Nutrition – We’ve all heard the adage, “You are what you eat.” I’m a die-hard foodie but would love to live as long and as well as I can. I focus on eating smart with “real” organic food rather than anything in a package. I’m not into diets, food fad, and other scams that are marketed to Baby Boomers by food manufacturers and others who exploit us.
- Stress Reduction – One of the biggest challenges to our health and wellbeing is stress. It’s hard to avoid but there are ways to relax that will help make you feel less anxious.
- Supplements – Reviews – I am not a huge fan of taking supplements but there are a few that I believe are valuable. I’ve reviewed several for everything from hot flashes to brain health.
- Weight Loss – Losing weight over 50 can feel like it’s impossible no matter how we try. But there are healthy ways to achieve our “ideal” weight that don’t require diets, fasting, or drinking green slime.
Specific health problems for Baby Boomers who may be experiencing these issues
Some of these posts are interviews with patient survivors who have been diagnosed with certain diseases and are survivors. I’ve also interviewed doctors and health professionals who have given me verified facts and health tips to share with my readers. Occasionally, I review products that may be of interest and aid in wellness.
- Back pain
- Bone Health – Supplement review
- Cataracts – Interview with Dr. Daniel H. Chang M.D. – Cataract and Refractive Surgeon; and Vision Correction Specialist
- Ear Rocks
- Gut Health – Dr. Mercola review
- Handling Medication
- Hearing Loss – Interview with Danyell Schendel who was a patient participant in the “It’s Your Choice” video campaign for hearing loss.
- Heart Health – How to prevent a heart attack – tips from Dr. Cathie-Ann Lippman, M.D
- Hemorrhoids – home remedies
- Macular Degeneration – Information provided by the #WhyEyeFight campaign sponsored by Bausch and Lomb.
- Mesothelioma – Interview with Heather Von St. James – Survivor
- Metabolism – Hidden Sugar
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Interview with artist Judy Rogers – Survivor
- Ovarian Cancer
- Parkinson’s Disease – Interview with Sarah Jones, MPA, MS, and CEO of PMDAlliance
- Pneumococcal Pneumonia – Audio interviews with Patti La Belle and Dr. Vincenza Snow – Terry Bradshaw and Dr. William Gruber as part of the “All About Your Boom” campaign by Pfizer
- Post-Menopause – Interview with Dr. Charlotte Yeh, MD – Chief Medical Officer for AARP Services, Inc.
- Respiratory Disease
- Shingles – Via Our Best Shot, a joint campaign of the Alliance for Aging Research and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
- Skin Cancer – Interview with Shelley Baker – survivor
- Stress Reduction
- Type 2 Diabetes – Interview with Sally Schwaesdall – Survivor
- Vaginal Atrophy – Audio interview with actress Cheryl Hines and Dr. Marla Shapiro
- Vaginal Health Tips – Interview with Dr. Tara Allman