You Can Affect How You Age

You Can Affect How You Age

Many believe that after the age of 40 our bodies will lose muscle mass in exchange for fat, making losing weight harder as we age. We may notice we’re not as flexible as we used to be or that everything hurts, and even accept this. Can an active, older person’s body resemble a younger person’s? Can the effects of exercise…

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Strength Training Isn’t Just for Men or Gym Buffs

Strength Training Isn’t Just for Men or Gym Buffs

When I received my friend Joan Pagano’s new book, Strength Training: Exercises for Women, I was impatient to crack it open and read her latest fitness tips and tricks. To my delight, I found that she had written an inscription on the title page. It read: “Aging gracefully takes muscle!” If anyone is the expert on aging gracefully, it would…

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He’s (Still) Your Man

He’s (Still) Your Man

In the summer of 1969, with a getaway weekend at an acquaintance’s cottage on the Connecticut shore stymied by steady rain, I moped around alone in the rented space, bored stiff. Riffling through some record albums in the cluttered den, I came upon an LP that was beguiling in its starkness: bordered in black, the cover consisted of a single,…

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4 Books We'll Be Reading This Fall

4 Books We'll Be Reading This Fall

We’re always looking for new ways to connect with people who share our vision of inspiring others to find their path in life. So when we saw the amazing lineup of speakers coming to New York City’s Javits Center for Hay House’s I Can Do It! weekend, we registered right away. Developed by Louise Hay, the two-day urban wellness retreat features…

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Cynicism Has Been Linked to Dementia

Cynicism Has Been Linked to Dementia

By Douglas LaBier, Ph.D. Science continues to demonstrate the active interconnection between all “parts” of ourselves and the physical/social environment that we experience and deal with throughout life. In my view, this is more than “brain-behavior” or “mind-body” connection: We are biological/psychological/ spiritual/social beings. A recent study reveals a new connection between a specific personality trait—cynicism—and the likelihood of dementia.…

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