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    Women Over 50: Your Personal Checklist

    Get in touch with mind and body -- and they'll take you anywhere you want to go. These tips get you started.

    Women Over 50: Making More of Mind and Body continued...

    ___Take up yoga. Yoga is a great stretching exercise and enhances flexibility. Flexibility gives you better balance, so you don't fall -- which avoids fractures.

    ___Have fun. Go bungee jumping, rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, dancing -- whatever makes you happy. Act like you feel, and you'll feel youthful.

    ___Eat colorful foods. It's important for women over 50 to get plenty of fruits and vegetables. And eat more fatty fish (like salmon) to get heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Learn to love whole grains, lentils, and skinless lean protein. Treat yourself to sweets, but only occasionally. When you use oils, lean toward the good ones, like extra-virgin olive oil.

    ___Drink sensibly. For all women, not just women over 50, one alcoholic drink a night is plenty.

    ___Find a creative outlet. It helps prevent depression -- and depression affects memory. Having a creative outlet helps stimulate your mind. Take up painting. Create a wonderful garden. Engaging your creativity stimulates your brain more than reading, and certainly more than TV.

    ___Make your home an oasis. Eliminate clutter. Fill your home with great music, books, and friends. Withdraw and recharge when you need to.

    ___Associate with positive-focused people. They will not drain your valuable energy with complaints. They will help you pursue the best that life has to offer.

    For women over 50, that pursuit can take any form and take a woman anywhere. Make now the very best time of your life.

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    Reviewed on March 19, 2007

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