Canada Aging

You're Already Old At 24: Study

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

If you're over the age of 24, you've already reached the peak of your cognitive motor skills (your brain's ability to process something and react to i...

Myths About Bioidentical Hormones

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Suzanne Somers seemingly reigns atop one of the most controversial issues in Women's Health; bioidentical hormones. A growing divide between conventional medicine and a Suzanne-inspired burgeoning alternative health industry, heightens the need to debunk the bioidentical myths and hype.

We Don't Want to Make the Same Mistakes Our Mothers Did

Katie Boland | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living
Katie Boland

I think people my age, more than generations previously, have friendships with their parents. You talk about things you maybe shouldn't. For women our age, there is less of a physical and intellectual generation gap between mothers and daughters.

How To Look Fresh After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Being proactive and wanting to get the very most out of my 40's, I spoke with one of the top makeup artists Ruben Potrebenko, National Brand Educator for Canada to find out how I can look my very best. He shared with me some of his top tips on how to keep my makeup routine fresh and create smooth looking skin that is natural looking.

Being "Over the Hill" Can Have Its Upside, Too

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Feelings of happiness, or at least contentment, seem to be most common among the maturing crowd. One reason may be that older people find it easier to derive pleasure from relatively ordinary experiences such as taking a walk, sharing a meal with loved ones, or pursuing a hobby.

Take Charge of your Aging

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

The new science of aging is shedding light on the coveted fountain of youth. It is at this critical time that we have the most important opportunity to take charge of our aging. Forget aging gracefully, our generation can choose to age proactively and design the second half of our lives.

Try This Exercise Program For Your Brain

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

What does an exercise program for your brain look like? Research supports partaking in brain games (available as apps on your smart phone), word challenges such as crossword puzzles or Sudoku, card games like bridge and learning new skills (like a new language). Challenge your brain every day.

What Your Face Says About How Long You May Live

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Living

Women who look younger than their years may have lower risks of heart disease and stroke and a greater chance of outliving someone the same age but wi...

How to Travel After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

I continue to be quite content to travel on my own to a town a few hours away or on a long flight around the world. It is always invigorating for me to venture out solo. Now instead of others being shocked by my willingness to travel on my own, there is a look of sympathy when I share with them that I will be going on vacation by myself. I can imagine the thoughts running through their head, "Why would a woman in her early 40s be traveling on her own? Is she newly divorced? She must be lonely."

Makeup Tips for the Over-40s

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

I am always on the lookout for great tips on how I can feel pretty and live a healthy lifestyle after 40. As far as beauty goes I need all the help I can get. I am most comfortable in my pj's and with a headband in my hair. Which, let's face it, is not the most professional or sexy look. I spoke with one of the top makeup artists Ruben Potrebenko, National Brand Educator for Canada Jane Iredale Cosmetics and he shared some of his top tips for women over 40 to look their best this fall.

7 Ways Taking Care of Someone Can Make You Happier

Natalie Strouth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Natalie Strouth

I can definitely attest to the many challenges and obstacles that family caregivers contend with on a daily basis. A study by the Change Foundation, 22 per cent of caregivers showed signs of distress, including anger, depression, being overwhelmed and unable to continue providing care. But through it all, you'll also have your eyes and heart opened in amazing ways.

Why Much Older Men Make Better Partners

Leah Morrigan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

This time last year, at the tender age of 43, I admitted to some friends that I kissed a 60-year-old man. My friends, still in their 40s, had interesting responses. One of them sneered at me, but the other was curious. "What was it like?" he asked. "It was fantastic," I said. I've known a lot of men in my life, but I've seldom been treated so well.

Finding A Vegan Purse That's Ethically Made And Stylish

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

When I am shopping for a handbag there are some "deal breakers" that I have to watch out for. First, it must have enough room to pack all of the necessities (wallet, ski passes, pen, notepad, toothbrush case and, if I am lucky, a compact umbrella). The handbag would ideally have room to spare in case I need to put other little items that I need to haul around on any particular day. And, it must be vegan.

Changing Face: Aging Beautifully, From the Inside Out

Natasha Koifman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Many of us -- myself included -- have likely crossed paths with the fear of aging. Some 70 per cent of Americans are taking proactive and non-invasive measures to fight the signs of aging. Having just watched About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, I've been reflecting on how our definition of beauty changes as we age.

How To Have Fabulous Hair After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

I had been wearing my hair in a perpetual pony tail for about 5 years now and thought it was about time for a change. Looking in my bathroom drawer you could find elastics in every shape, texture and colour. My hair was lacking its own style. Having a good 30 years or so of bad haircuts behind me, I have an idea of what I don't like and some elements of what I do like. But how do I put this all together into a modern shape for my lifestyle and age?

How to Care for Your Skin After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

Changes in temperature, humidity and how you spend your days will all contribute to a change in how your skin acts. Each individual's skin will need different products at different times of the year (or the week for that matter!), and so you should seek products based on the desired effects rather than general skincare ranges based on your skin type.

Most New Alzheimer's Sufferers Will be Women - But Why?

Vivien Brown | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada Living
Vivien Brown

Almost 70 per cent of new Alzheimer's sufferers will be women. What makes that fact even more alarming, according to the Women's Brain Health Initiative, is that there is little understanding of why.

10 Health Conditions To Watch Out For As You Age

Everyday Health | Dennis Thompson, Jr. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Living

By Dennis Thompson, Jr., Everyday Health The “golden years” aren’t what they used to be — they’re getting even better, thanks to adv...

Maybe She's Born With It? Like Hell She Is

Renee Gold | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Style
Renee Gold

I think the biggest ruse that women try to sell themselves, and each other, is that WE are aging naturally. While some of us are 'maturing' better than others, my belief is that after a certain age most women are actively doing their personal best to slow down father time -- they're just not telling anyone about it.

So Women Don't Mind Getting Older?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living

Despite the belief that women should resent wrinkles and grey hair (and fight them every step of the way), it turns out many Canadian women don't mind...

Act Your Age When Exercising

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit China and spend some time in Beijing. One of my favorite morning activities was to go to a public park close to my hotel. Initially, I just went for walks on my own, but soon I was invited by a small group of local seniors to join in their Tai Chi exercise.

The Shelf Life of a Mom Blogger

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

Even if you call your blog a hobby, the brands and mainstream media are watching you these days. It is far easier to connect with brands now than it was when I started out on this journey. While I still dream of Crunchy Carpets turning into my sole bread and butter, I have (wisely, I think) regarded it more as a jumping off point and have worked hard at spreading the word about my LEARNED expertise gained through blogging and social media. I love my blog and the amazing opportunities it has brought me, but I can only imagine what it would like if I was ten years younger and so was my blog.

Is Your Sunscreen Causing Cancer?

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.

Why I Skip Breakfast to Maintain my Weight

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

It may come as a shock to you, but I always skip breakfast. Instead of rushing to prepare a large breakfast every morning, I practice intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting consists of fasting for a minimum of 16 hours per day. It is a simple dietary approach to achieve longevity, better health, and fitness performance.

Ask Elizabeth: Should the Elderly Fear Falling?

Natalie Strouth | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie Strouth

Todd asks: My parents are getting older and recently, mom has become afraid of falling. She often talks about friends who have taken a spill, and whenever they come over she tells me we should have a railing for our front steps. She's even avoiding rooms where our kids' toys are on the floor. Neither one of them have had a fall -- how worried should we be about this?