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Lifestyle

This is your time so live a lifestyle you will enjoy. Follow your passions; have fun; do the things you’ve always wanted to do; be strong and healthy in mind and body. Seize the day….Live life your way!

Our lifestyle is very important to us at Young at Heart. Our family life, friends, sailing and travel are aspects of our lives that we treasure.  Life needs to have balance for overall well-being and happiness, so we run this blog and business around our lifestyle, not the other way around.

BoomersNextStep’s planning for the future starts with lifestyle. We encourage you to  recognise how you want to live the next phase of your life before you make any other decisions.  Regardless of whether you decide to have a traditional retirement, or boost your retirement income through online business or employment, we encourage you to create a life that you love.

We particularly are interested in Travel, Leisure activitiesHealth and Well-beingMindsetRelationships. Whilst we may not be posting articles on these topics regularly we would love your input.  Contact us if you would like to write an article related to any of these topics.

Articles

  • The Big Send Off: Funeral Traditions March 14, 2019
    Death and funeral traditions differ throughout the world. Ideally they should reflect the life of the deceased. This post reflects on personal experience of funeral traditions.
  • Flexible Job for Baby Boomers – How to Enjoy a Retirement Vibe Without Retiring March 13, 2019
     beBaby Boomers – How to Enjoy a Retirement Vibe Without Retiring My 79-year-old widowed mother has a part-time job aiding elderly people in their homes. I used to be amused by saying that; I mean, 79 is elderly, isn’t it? The fact is, her paid work is a mere four hours a week, a small piece of ...
  • Singing In Harmony As A Metaphor For Life March 11, 2019
    I read this article recently and loved the concept that singing in harmony could be a metaphor for how you live your life.  I contacted the author, a very successful singing teacher in England, and he graciously agreed to my posting this article. When I am singing with my choir each week I will think of ...
  • Book Club Recommendation March 10, 2019
    The Book Club Recommendation at the end of this post is for a novel that was written by a friend of mine, the very talented Carmel Bendon. New Australian fiction author This book was a page-turner for me.  I told my book club about the book as I was so excited for Carmel and genuinely enjoyed the ...
  • Visit London: 10 Good Reasons To Include London In Your Holiday Planning January 16, 2019
    If you are planning a holiday you should consider these 10 reasons to visit London. There are so many wonderful places to visit but there is no other city in the world quite like London.  What makes London so unique? London is never boring. It’s a city that you can visit over and over. Each time you ...
  • 50 Year School Reunion December 5, 2018
    Does the thought of a school reunion leave you feeling like hiding in a cupboard, never to reappear until the reunion is over? Or would you love to catch up with people who you knew during your school days? A school reunion, at any stage of life, can bring up long-forgotten memories, emotions and insecurities.  They ...
  • 6 Perfect Destinations for the Adventurous Baby Boomer December 4, 2018
    Are you an adventurous baby boomer who loves to travel to new places? There’s a whole world to explore out there, and many adventurous baby boomers are in the unique position of having finished work, but not being anywhere near ready to settle down in a one place and stop travelling. If you’re an adventurous baby ...
  • Do You Need Home Care For Aging Parents? May 24, 2018
    The baby boomer generation is fast becoming caregivers to one or both aging parents. This has become the new norm for some 45 million Americans, not to mention tens of millions more in the UK, Australia, and other English-speaking western countries. It is often the women who carry the heaviest care-giver load. With people living longer ...
  • Stress Relief Strategies For Baby Boomers May 23, 2018
    We all get stressed, and the tendency to get stressed can get worse as you get older, so it’s good to have some good stress relief strategies you can use when you need them. Stress is like a heavy backpack that we lug around. It is our companion from the day we land on this planet, ...
  • What Baby Boomers Always Wanted To Know About Living To 100 May 23, 2018
    Are you planning on living to 100? There are actually around 450,000 centenarians in the world, 72,000 of them in the US. Longevity, is about a whole slew of factors. Genes naturally play a role.  So do the armies of free radical agents that rummage inside of us. Other factors include antioxidants, exercise and nutrition, ...
  • Why Baby Boomers Don’t Like Being Called Seniors May 23, 2018
    There is a great and hugely unsettling disconnect in the way advertisers and the media approach the over 50’s demographic.  They often painting Baby Boomers with such a broad brush that they become almost unrecognizable.
  • Living The Retirement Dream August 7, 2017
    What is your retirement dream? “I have a retirement plan.  I plan on sailing.” My husband David retired after a long and satisfying career this year. Everyone – family, friends and work colleagues – knew what his plan was. On his last day at work he even wore the t-shirt that bore the message “I have a retirement ...
  • A Program to Help Prevent Osteoporosis with Exercise May 26, 2017
    A disease without any symptoms, osteoporosis affects about 20 percent of men and 80 % of women. As the bones gradually become weaker, they are more likely to break in a minor fall or, if left untreated, even from simple things like a sneeze.The most typical fracture sites can be hip, wrist and spine, although any ...
  • Visit Croatia – A Fascinating Country May 17, 2017
    Do you want to Visit Croatia? To Visit Croatia is a memorable experience. Croatia is a country with a deep and turbulent history. We have walked in the paths of the Ancient Greeks, Romans, Corintians and Venetians.  We met a guide whose parents, wife, and children were all born in the same village as himself, but ...
  • Volunteering in Retirement: 4 Great Community-Building Options for Boomers November 15, 2016
    While many seek alternative careers after they’ve retired, volunteering, whether as a part-time venture or a full-time gig, is a popular choice among boomers. And with good reason. Having worked hard to support yourself and your family throughout your career, you finally have the time to lend a helping hand to others, giving you a ...
  • Peppa Pig Live A Date With My Granddaughter September 26, 2016
    I am thrilled to have booked tickets to a concert that I really want to go to. No, it’s not Sting and Paul Simon. I really really wanted to go to that but my plans of a weekend with friends at the Pokolbin concert in a vineyard have fallen through.  No, this concert is about creating ...
  • Thelma e Luisa Ladies Only Tour Of Italy June 10, 2016
    Enjoy a tour of Italy with a group of like-minded ladies. Marguerite McMahon, a baby boomer who has worked in travel for years, is running this small group tour of Italy incorporating not only sightseeing but all the
  • 5 Tips and Things to Do in Budapest August 17, 2015
    What to Do When You Visit Budapest Budapest is a beautiful city, well worth a visit. There are lots of things to do in Budapest and we were there during the Szygert Music Festival so the city was teeming with the youth of the world, all intent on having a great time. That brought a lovely ...
  • Baby Boomer Lesson from Szechenyi Baths in Budapest August 16, 2015
    Lesson from Szechenyi Baths in Budapest For the next five weeks Young at Heart blog posts will be focussed on Travel and all the wonderful lifestyle, cultural and historical issues that arise when you are travelling in fascinating parts of the world. We have been briefly in Budapest and are now in Zagreb about to enjoy 3 ...
  • Caring for Aging Parents: How to Make Life Easier for Yourself and Your Parents April 12, 2015
    It often begins with the little things that are barely noticeable for a time. You find your mom or dad has trouble reading the label on their prescription medications or has a struggle trying to rise from a soft chair. They may develop a more shuffling gait to accommodate stiff joints that refuse to move ...
  • Bone Density and Ageing March 19, 2015
    Over time bones lose density, they become brittle and breakable. The cause of this can be bad nutrition, deficient nutrients, Peri-menopause, Andropause and ageing in general. Osteoporosis is one of the most common bone diseases. For a long time it was considered predominantly a woman’s disease. But no longer. Many men also suffer from Osteoporosis. As ...
  • Caring for Older Parents: 5 Tips for Balancing Decision-Making and Keeping Sibling Relationships Intact February 25, 2015
      Elder care is growing concern around the world, with many older people needing assistance to live their lives with dignity. With more and more people living well into their eighties and nineties, those well past middle age will have to endure the emotionally wrenching experience of making tough decisions about elderly parent care. It’s at ...
  • Would You Like A New Pet for the New Year? December 27, 2014
    Every year many people are given new pets, particularly puppies and kittens, as Christmas gifts.  Some of those animals are very fortunate and go into homes where they become part of the family.  Others are not so lucky. Many new pets are taken to animal shelters After the holiday period each year animal shelters get very busy. ...
  • All I Want For Christmas December 24, 2014
    All I want for Christmas is YOU … to feel some joy! When you reflect on 2014, I hope it is with a sense of gratitude and fulfilment.  Even if you haven’t achieved your goals, even if things have gone wrong…there will be some parts of the year that stand out as positives.  It is easy ...
  • 7 Ways To Know You Need A Christmas Holiday December 23, 2014
    Christmas hit me early this year. Usually I am a fairly self-motivated person. I don’t need someone else to organise me, and I work perfectly happily setting my own agenda and following it. That’s how it usually is. Then December hit! I don’t know if it was that I had to get ready for an early Christmas ...
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