Health & Vitality

Vitality– What Does It Look Like in Your Life?

What exactly is living and embracing a life of vitality? Is there ways to bring more vitality into our lives? Is vitality something that we have control over, or is it just there, inside of us? If it is something we have control over, how can we get more of it? In...

Does Age Affect Memory?

By Diana Creel Elarde We have all had those times, the ones we joke about as a “senior moment” where our memory seems to fail us. A word lost here and there, or perhaps a foggy recollection of an event that we have trouble fully recalling. Does age affect memory,...

6 Best Balance Exercises for Older Adults

By Glenn Baja Many older adults suffer from balance problems, and falls are one of the leading causes of injury and death among seniors. Even healthy older adults experience less secure balance than in their younger years - but this doesn’t mean you can’t improve...

5 Ways to Get Rid of Flabby Arms

By Glenn Baja Feeling a bit self-conscious about those flabby arms? It’s not uncommon to have excess fat on your arms if you’re carrying a little extra on other parts of your body. The triceps area, or the back of the upper arm, is the part of the arm that most...

10 Exercises For Those Who Sit Too Much

By Glenn Baja Feeling like your spending the majority of your time on your rear? It’s not uncommon. In fact, most people spend too much time sitting and end up with poor posture, heart disease, loss of mobility, back pain, weight gain, and the dreaded “dead butt...

Tips and Tricks to Improve Memory With the Big Three

Being over 50 means never taking a memory lapse at face value. Did you forget to call your boss back? Fail to take your medication? Overlook a social obligation? Such incidents sometimes send us into a frantic search for ways to improve memory. The subtext, of course,...

Spiritual and Personal Growth: Thriving with Meditation

Does the word “meditation” conjure up images of gurus with flowing robes and long hair, lighting incense sticks while repeating “OM” over and over? If you were around in the 1960’s, you probably first learned of meditation as part of the Hippie counterculture....

Things That Get Even Better As You’re Aging

As we get older, we're told things go downhill from here. But what about things that get better with aging? You'll be amazed. The saying goes, "youth is wasted on the young." If we knew now, right? It is easy to get bogged down in the negative things about aging:...

Seven Excellent Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

These seven easy steps can help you boost your brain power...and have fun in the process. We've done the legwork, all you have to do is read and apply! Just like the rest of our body, our brain changes as we age. Fortunately, there are ways to boost brain power easily...

Heart Health: Fun Facts, Tips, and More for Your Ticker

Your heart works hard, day in and day out. It never stops. To make sure it keeps running and to increase your longevity, you have to take care of it. All it takes are a few small changes to your lifestyle. These simple adjustments will make a big impact in your heart...

Why Is Exercising Important?

By Glenn Baja Exercising…we all know we ought to engage and incorporate it into our lives. But do we really understand why it’s important? In simplest terms, exercise equals good health. Exercising equates to a healthier mind, body, and spirit. By incorporating a...

Thriving After 50: Lessons Of The Blackbelt

Earning Your Black Belt After 50 Can Be The Most Rewarding Experience My legs still tingle and feel tense from the exertion. My lower back, once in the running for L4,L5, S1 surgery, knows it had a workout. My body is totally spent, despite getting a good nights...

Empty Nest Syndrome: 11 Ways to Cope With Absence

Empty Nest Syndrome Is Real And Can Be Dangerous Empty nest syndrome…you’ve heard of it in the past, yet never really understood what it was. Not until today. College classes begin on Monday and it’s time to move your last child into the dorm. She’s excited, yet...

Interview With Kevin Schultz | Starting Martial Arts Over 50

Beginning Martial Arts After 50 Years Old Glenn Baja here with Thrive After Fifty.  I am sitting here with Kevin Schultz.  Kevin is a fifth degree black belt and has his own company here.  Tell us, Kevin, how did you get here? Kevin:  Glad to be here.  I started doing...

Burning Man: A Virgin No More/Part 2

 This is the second installment of a two-part article on my experience at the Burning Man Festival. You can click here for part one. It wasn't until my first night out on the playa, the open commons area where art and structures are built and displayed, that I was...

Burning Man: A Virgin No More

By Glenn Baja “Welcome to Burning Man. How many have you attended in the past?” the greeter asks as I reach the entrance to the event. “This is my first” I reply. “Are you by yourself?” “Yes.” “You're one courageous soul” she replies, and at the same time asks me to...

17 Free Ways To More Energy In Minutes!

Everyone Needs More Energy In Their Day Making the most of your life requires energy. Are you feeling lethargic or sluggish? Do you rely on coffee and sugar to make it through the day? I’d like to share some energy-boosting tips that will help you get out of your...

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