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Lifestyle magazine for 45+ demographic. Articles included in this issue are, Fit and Fabulous at Fifty, Depression - how to beat the blues, Fashion solutions for any shape, Smart Investment Moves for ...

Lifestyle magazine for 45+ demographic. Articles included in this issue are, Fit and Fabulous at Fifty, Depression - how to beat the blues, Fashion solutions for any shape, Smart Investment Moves for 2010, House & Home, Giveaways, Free Theatre Tickets, Simple Household Budget, Dental, Laugh More in the New Year etc.

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    • EE WINTER 2010 FR opy C redefining life after 45 Fit & Fashions Fabulous that Flatter at 50 Bring out the best in Jodi Harrison, your figure Nutrition & Fitness Expert Giveaways Enter to Win on pg. 22 Depression How to beat the blues Smart Investment Moves for 2010 Jonathan Bostwick offers advice Generations is now available in all Nassau & Suffolk CVS stores! $295 Photo credit: G&L studios
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    • rner ’s Co asked and you answered! her We Pu blis Much of the subject matter in this issue is in response to questions posed by our readership. Keep it up, and we will post and answer those questions for you in future issues. Most readers are concerned with staying healthy. As we all know, good health begins with a healthy body weight. Read 20 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day, and Obesity Solutions, and practice better eating habits. Jodi Harrison takes the blame away from age; Fit & Fabulous at 50 proves that a healthy diet and exercise will increase your metabolism, thereby making your body more efficient and burn more calories. Two problems that are predominant during the winter are discussed in Facts about Depression and Healthy Winter Skin. Get the tips and solutions! In our Lifestyle & Entertainment department we now feature a giveaway page and calendar of events, what I call the “fun stuff.” We have also included some uplifting reading: Resolve to Laugh More, and Skiing toward Enlightenment. Generations wants to help you look your best with tips on hair color, fashions that flatter, accessorizing and putting it all together. Finally, as this year is underway and with hope for a stronger economy, our financial department can answer some of your questions about forming a household budget, smart investment choices and common pitfalls to avoid when financing your child’s education. Winter is a time when we bundle up and hunker down. The cold nights keep us at home, so enjoy a hot meal (maybe a hearty bowl of soup), a warm fire and a good movie. The shortest day of the year has passed, and you can now notice minute by minute, the days getting longer, as another winter will soon pass on and we look forward to the first signs of spring. Gia Ricottone - Publisher redefining life after 45 Publisher CONTRIBUTORS Gia Ricottone Terry Shapiro, DMD Generations Magazine Lisa Makrides, MD, PC Editor PO Box 961 | Port Jefferson Sta., NY 11776 Pamela Smith Jonathan Bostwick ph. 631.473.0388 Kathy Savage www.generationsmagazine.com Art Direction Dr. Edward H. Cussatti Advertising Dynamics & Art Inc. Jodi Harrison The contents of Generations Magazine may not be reproduced Paul Anthony without the publishers written consent. Advertising Sales Dorothy Ricottone Joanne Nelson Generations Magazine provides information of a general nature with the understanding that neither Generations Publishing nor its Paul Gembs Bridgette Raes affiliates are engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations. Information provided should not be considered a substitute for a consultation with a licensed physician. 6 | WInter ‘10 | generations
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    • winter 2010 Win Free Gifts! redefining life after 45 You can enter to win by visiting www.generationsmagazine.com and clicking on "Giveaways" cover articles See page 22 for details 12 Jodi& Fabulous at 50 fitness expert Fit Harrison, nutrition & 16 Depression 26 How to beat the blues Fashions that Flatter Bring out the best in your figure FREE 33 Smart Investment Moves for 2010 subscription Jonathan Bostwick offers advice to Generations Magazine departments Name Health & Wellness Address 5 Pain & Stress Relief through City, State Massage Therapy Zip Email 9 Obesity Solutions Phone 13 Healthy Winter Skin Birth date / / Gender K Male K Female 14 20 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day Occupation 35 Oral Cancer Screening Do you: K Rent? K Own? Lifestyle & Entertainment Where did you get your 18 Laugh More in the New Year copy of Generations? 20 Skiing Towards Enlightenment 22 Giveaways - Click & Win What topics would you like to see in future issues? 24 Calendar of Events 35 Crossword Puzzle SEND TO: Generations Magazine • PO Box 961 Port Jefferson Sta., NY 11776 Beauty & Fashion OR EMAIL US AT: info@generationsmagazine.com 28 Fabulous Fashion Tips 28 Is Your Hair Color Aging You? crossword House & Home 30 Recipes: Soup is Good for the Soul solution puzzle on page 35 Money & Investment 34 Financing Your Child's College Education 36 Simple Household Budget 8 | WInter ‘10 | generations
    • Obesity Solutions Obesity is a disease that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Studies by the National Institutes of Health tell us that approximately 60% of the US population is either overweight or obese. This represents around 100 million Americans, 50 million of whom are obese. The vast Safe and Permanent majority of the obese suffer from one or more of up to 30 medical conditions that are directly related to obesity. This pattern of failing health leads not only to poor Weight Loss quality of life, but also to a 50-100% increase risk of Conventional methods of weight loss generally premature death. This represents between 5 and 20 fail to produce permanent results. Research years of life lost. Aggressive steps must be taken to combat this reveals that surgical options for weight epidemic, but traditional therapies fail to help most reduction are the only reliable and proven long patients. While medical treatment with diet and exercise term effective treatments for morbid obesity. regimens are always the first line of therapy, the NIH has • Achieve & maintain determined that up to 95% of patients fail to loose significant weight loss significant long term weight with any combination of diet, exercise, behavioral modification or medications. • Improve your health For these patients, a cure to obesity exists in the form of • Enhance your quality of life safe and effective surgical options. Combining a basic commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle with one of several surgical weight loss Schedule a consultation with treatments has been proven to yield dramatic, Dr. Cussatti and reclaim your life! long term results. The most common and most effective options are the laparoscopic Dr. Edward Cussatti adjustable gastric band, the gastric bypass performs advanced minimally procedure and more recently the sleeve invasive General & Bariatric gastrectomy procedure. Any of these Surgery using single incision options can help a patient loose between techniques. These techniques 55 and 85% of excess weight for years allow for faster recoveries and beyond surgery, usually for life. This kind of lower overall risks, while still long term weight loss has been proven to providing a high degree of either cure or significantly improve most of the safety to the patient. medical problems induced by obesity. Studies have also shown that achieving this kind of To sign up for a FREE seminar long term weight loss extends the lives of (held bi-monthly) or for more information on patients that once suffered from obesity. A Dr. Cussatti's program, contact our office at specialty trained surgeon can often perform these procedures with minimally invasive 631.422.0909 techniques to help the patient recover quicker, with less discomfort, scaring or complications. While no surgical endeavor is without risks, experience and specialty Edward H. Cussatti MD, FACS training in the field of weight loss surgery, has dramatically improved the safety of these interventions. These surgical options available to the obese patient are ® the most powerful weapons available to combat this epidemic. For further information please contact 754 MONTAUK HWY. | WEST ISLIP | 11795 Edward H. Cussatti MD, FACS. 631.422.0909. www.islandbariatrics.com www.islandbariatrics.com. www.generationsmagazine.com | 9
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    • Fit & Fabulous Full pg. Cover article – you can use her at Fifty photo again if you want Fit and Fabulous at Fifty Jodi Harrison is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, an AFAA Certified Aerobics Instructor, a Certified Nutrition Many of us blame our age on the reason Specialist and a 2 time National we’re gaining weight. The older we get, the slower Bikini Champion, Master's Division, our metabolism becomes (the amount of calories Fitness America and Fitness our body burns to maintain itself) because we’re Universe Pageant, 2009 with 20 years experience in the fitness not moving around as much as we once were. industry. For further information Odds are that we’re also eating more than we should please visit www.jodifit.com. be. The five extra pounds that crept up without warning Photo credit: G&L studios have suddenly turned into a stubborn 10 or 20 that just won’t seem to come off. What can we do? As we approach our mid-thirties, our metabolism bran should make up roughly 50% of your daily food slows by three to five percent per decade. At age 55, we intake. The remaining 20% can be reserved for healthy require 150 fewer calories per day than in our thirties. fats, such as olive oil, fish oil (liquid form is best), salmon, Simply put, the more calories you take in than you and avocado. These healthy fats are an essential burn, the more weight you’ll gain. ingredient in building lean muscle mass. The more lean muscle mass on your body, the higher your metabolism To find out exactly how many will be – ultimately resulting in weight loss. And, contrary to popular belief, do not skip meals! calories you require daily, calculate Starving yourself will only slow your metabolism further. your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) – the It’s important to eat four to six low calorie meals each day amount of calories your body needs to function – to keep your metabolism going and those unwanted by using the following equation: pounds off. The same goes for water – depriving your WOMEN: 65+ (4.3 x weight in lbs) + (4.7 x height in body of water can encourage it to ‘hoard’ rather than inches) - (4.7 x age in years) ‘burn,’ so try drinking eight to 10 glasses every day. MEN: 66+ (6.3 x weight in lbs) + (12.9 x height in Get Moving inches) - (6.8 x age in years) Exercising will boost your metabolism and burn fat. For those without a regular workout routine, start out Your BMR is the largest factor in determining your by doing cardio at an easy pace for about 20 minutes a overall metabolic rate and how many calories you need to day. Walking is a great exercise for beginners. Once you maintain, lose, or gain weight. feel comfortable, increase your workout by five minutes So what can you do to boost your metabolism as you each week. To get that metabolism going and shed the age? Maintaining or increasing your metabolism is most body fat, a 30-40 minute intense workout, five days absolutely possible, but it does take motivation, a week is ideal. consistency, and dedication. By following a few simple Did you know that one pound of fat burns only two steps, including exercising and eating right, you can shed calories a day while one pound of muscle burns 50? The unwanted weight and live a healthier, longer life. more muscle you build, the faster your metabolism will be… and the more calories you will burn while you rest. Redefine Your Diet Weight training, which will increase your lean muscle The idea of changing your diet can be scary and mass, is the final step in boosting your metabolism into a disconcerting. Over the years you’ve developed personal fat burning machine. The thing to remember tastes to foods and nobody likes the idea of suddenly with building muscle is that the actual muscle growth having to give up the foods they love. With a few easy occurs after the weight lifting workout. changes, however, you will see results. Follow these simple steps and you can start burning Increase your consumption of lean proteins (chicken fat, lose weight, and most importantly increase your and turkey breast, white fishes, lean meats, and egg metabolism. Remember, this is not a diet change; it’s whites) to 30% of your daily diet. Vegetables, fruits, and a lifestyle change – one that will allow you to live life to its complex carbohydrates such as oatmeal, brown rice, and fullest. So, what are you waiting for? Get moving! 12 | WInter ‘10 | generations
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    • 20 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day If you indulged more than you should have over the holidays, don’t panic. You can drop a pound a week by trimming 500 calories each day. Get back on track with these great calorie cutting ideas. 1. Don’t eat in front of the TV. You’ll eat 500 calories. Can’t resist them? Eat pistachios: Two up to 288 calories more. Instead, eat at handfuls are just 159 calories. the table, and trade one hour of TV for 8. Skip the whip. Dessert-like coffee can contain as a casual walk. Together, that’s 527 many as 670 calories with options like whipped cream, calories burned. whole milk and syrups. Craving whipped cream? Try it 2. Simple tricks to fill up. For breakfast, on a shot of espresso for a total of just 30 calories. You eat two boiled or poached eggs. (You’ll save 640 calories! feel fuller and eat about 416 fewer calories 9. Drink sugar-free. A 20-ounce tea with added fruit the rest of the day.) Before lunch and dinner, juices can have 400-plus calories. A 12-ounce soft drink enjoy 1 cup low-cal soup. (You’ll eat about 134 calories has about 160 calories. Choose sugar-free beverages or less at each meal.) And save a total of 684 calories for drink water. the day. 10. Make a swap. Use 1 cup of plain fat-free yogurt 3. Limit salad toppings. A big salad might seem healthy, instead of 1 cup heavy cream in a favorite baking but all those goodies on top make it a high recipe. Save 684 calories. calorie meal. Cheese, caramelized nuts, 11. Clean house. Tidy up for 2 1/2 hours and burn 510 bacon, and dried fruit add lots of calories. calories. Save 500 or more calories by having just one 12. Think small at the ice cream shop. Even if you topping, adding flavorful lower-cal veggies indulge in your favorite flavor, you’ll save as many as (roasted bell peppers, grilled onions, or 550 calories with a 5-ounce instead of a 12-ounce. mushrooms) and using half the dressing. 13. Order spaghetti with meat sauce. Choose meat 4. Use smaller plates. Swap your 12-inch plate for sauce instead of Italian sausage and save 560 calories. a 10-inch one. You’ll eat 20 to 25 percent less—and save up to 500 calories. 14. Shovel snow. Clearing the driveway and sidewalks for one hour and 15 minutes will torch 5. Ditch that buttered movie popcorn. The large 510 calories. popcorn at the concession stand weighs in at a whopping 1,005 calories. Bring your own (microwave- 15. Go window-shopping. An afternoon of popped, 94 percent fat-free) and save more than 700 walking around and trying on clothes can burn calories. 548 calories. 6. Count your chips. No, you can’t eat your 16. Hit the pool. Do one hour of laps or 55 snacks from a large bag or box because minutes of jogging in the water to burn 500 calories. it’s waaaay too easy to eat until the 17. Play a game of touch football or basketball with bag is empty. A 9-ounce bag is your kids for one hour and burn 500 calories. 1,260 calories. Stick to one serving 18. Tackle the garage. Clearing out junk for 1 hour and of 15 chips, (140 calories) and save 30 minutes will burn 510 calories. 1,120 calories. 7. Step away from the nuts. Nuts 19. Rake the leaves. Do yard work for 1 hour and 45 minutes and burn 512 calories. have heart-healthy fats, but they’re also high in calories: One handful (about 1 ounce) of 20. Exercise at home. Pop in a one-hour aerobics DVD, oil-roasted mixed nuts has 175 calories; three handfuls and finish with 20 minutes of yoga—500 calories, gone. have 525. Cut out nuts altogether and save more than 14 | WInter ‘10 | generations
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    • the facts about depression Foods that help 1) Complex Carbohydrates. Because they boost serotonin activity in the brain. Some good sources of complex carbs are: whole grain breads and beat depression cereals, brown rice, leafy green vegetables, pasta, potatoes and winter squash. Brain chemicals such 2) Folic Acid (vitamin B11) People who are depressed often exhibit a as dopamine, deficiency in Folic acid which is available in: asparagus, beets, spinach, serotonin, and avocados, brussel sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, beans, chick-peas, soybeans, norepinephrine are lentils, oranges, peas, turkey, and broccoli. believed to promote 3) Magnesium (acts as a natural muscle relaxant): black beans, artichokes, calmness and ease spinach, chocolate (oh yea!), pumpkin seeds, oysters, sunflower seeds, depression. Foods brazil nuts, avocados, almonds, barley. themselves don’t 4) Niacin. Positively affects nerve cell function and can provide some relief contain these for depression as well as feelings of anxiety and panic. High-Niacin foods chemicals but what include: brown rice, chicken, pomegranates, tuna, lamb, wheat, turkey. you eat may be able to 5) Omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known building block of human brain tissue, increase their these are available in: salmon, trout, tuna flaxseed, flaxseed oil, soybean oil, production in the brain, having an effect pumpkin seeds and walnuts. on how you feel and 7) Vitamin B6. Plays a significant role in the tryptophan-serotonin pathway alleviating some of the in the brain. It’s relatively easy to boost in your diet, either with a symptoms associated supplement or through foods such as: breakfast cereals, chicken, turkey, with depression. bananas, brown bread, and white fish. Exercise as an Antidepressant How can you help The Release Of Endorphins Exercise helps to reduce the symptoms of depression because it causes the body to release a chemical called an endorphin. Endor- phins are the body’s natural pain reliever and help create a sense of happiness and wellbeing By causing a release of these substances you are triggering bodily systems that are targeted towards feeling better. { someone with depression? DO... It may be difficult to get moving when you feel depressed and you You can help someone by: may wonder, why bother? One reason is that you can get some imme- Q Spending time talking about their diate relief, even if you can only manage 10 or 15 minutes of exercise. experiences Studies have shown that exercise can improve your mood for up to 12 hours. How can you overcome the inertia that often accompanies de- Q Indicating that you’ve noticed a change in pression? their behavior Set simple goals. It doesn’t take much exercise to lift your mood. Set a Q Letting them know you’re there to listen goal to walk around the block. Promise yourself you’ll walk around the without being judgmental block at least 3 times that day. The next day, do more. Q Encouraging them to become involved in Do what you usually enjoy. Think about what you normally like when social activities you’re not depressed. If yoga feels good to you, spend a few minutes Q Encouraging them to exercise and eat well going through a few simple poses. If you like fresh air, go for a walk or a bike ride. You may not enjoy it at first, but even a small change in Q Providing a change of scenery occasionally your mood can make a difference. Q Maintaining contact Make it social. Find a friend to walk with. Talking to people can help DON ’T... raise your energy and remind you that you’re not alone. Get outside. Even a little sunshine can help boost your mood and re- It’s unhelpful to: mind you that there’s a world out there. Q Pressure them to ‘snap out of it’, ‘get their Work with your doctor. Be sure to talk to your doctor about your treat- act together‘ or ‘cheer up‘ ment options and your plans to exercise. Q Stay away or avoid them Whatever you do, remember that you’re not alone and that there is Q Tell them they just need to stay busy or get hope. Exercise is just one more tool to help with your moods and the sense of accomplishment can add a new dimension to your day - out more something you can be proud of and feel good about. Q Assume the problem will just go away. www.generationsmagazine.com | 17
    • Make a Resolution to Laugh More in the New Year! So, how are all those New Year Resolutions The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, going so far? Uh huh, that’s what I thought. sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is Can I make a suggestion? Make one resolution you can shared, it binds people together and definitely live with… laugh more in the New Year! increases happiness and intimacy in Paul Anthony is the Research has shown that laughter provides many health addition to providing the many health official host of the benefits including strengthening your immune system, benefits we’ve mentioned. annual Long Island helping to reduce your food cravings and even increasing The bottom line is laughter is a Comedy Festival and produces comedy your threshold for pain! Think about that the next time powerful antidote to stress, pain, and showcases all across you slam your finger in the car door or bang your shin on conflict. Nothing works faster or more Long Island. He enjoys the coffee table... try laughing about it! The medical world dependably to bring your mind and making people laugh! is also embracing laughter’s health benefits. An entirely body back into balance than a good For upcoming comedy new field of therapeutic research is emerging, also known shows check out his laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, official website: as humor therapy. It’s designed to help individuals heal inspires hope, connects you to others, www.LIComedy.com. more quickly through the use of humor! Let’s try it out and keeps you grounded, focused, and with this joke from Henny Youngman: “A doctor gave a alert. man six months to live. The man couldn’t pay his bill, so With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to he gave him another six months!” I’m feeling better laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for already! How about you? surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, Let’s face it, today we’re all experiencing higher levels and supporting both physical and emotional health. So of stress than ever before. Well guess what? Laughter is get out there and stick to your New Year’s Resolution this great with helping you manage your stress too! But don’t year and laugh it up! just take my word for it; let’s take a look at some of the Sources: About.com Helpguide.com actual science behind it all: Laughter: Boosts the immune system by decreasing stress hormones and increasing immune cells and infection- fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Worried about the H1N1 flu? Laugh it off! Mark your Calendars...for these two Upcoming Shows! Provides both a physical and emotional release. This is the great feeling you have after a good laugh, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes. Gives you an internal workout. A good laugh actually exercises the diaphragm, contracts the abs and works out the shoulders. Your muscles feel more relaxed afterward. Here’s what Gives us a better perspective some famous when we are dealing with people have said stressful situations, making them less threatening and more February 13- about laughter: positive. March. 20 “A day without laughter Protects the heart. Laughter MAIN STAGE TICKET PRICES: is a day wasted.” improves the function of blood - Charlie Chaplin vessels and increases blood January 9-30 Saturday Evenings $28; Friday Evenings $23; All other performances $21 All children’s tickets: $14 all performances flow, which can help protect you “Laughter is an instant against a heart attack and other Children’s Theatre All tickets $8 vacation.” cardiovascular problems. STARSHIP IMAGINATION: SHEEP IN SPACE . . . . . . . . .January 16-30 - Milton Berle Connects us with others. THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS (revival) . . . . . . . . . . . . .February 17-20 “When people are laughing Let’s face it, laughter is THE GOLDEN GOOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .February 27-March 13 they’re generally not killing contagious. So if you bring more Excellent Group Discounts for 10 or more! Call Doug, Group Sales Coordinator (631) 928-1130 each other.” laughter into your life, you’ll (Tues. - Fri. 10am - 3pm) also be helping those around Box Office (631) 928-9100 (Mon. - Sat. 10am - 5pm) - Alan Alda you to laugh more, thus 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 www.theatrethree.com reducing stress levels all around! 18 | WInter ‘10 | generations
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    • Skiing Towards by Joanne Nelson ? I am the weak link. And now that I’m hanging out with a bunch of energetic church ladies it is time to embrace my inner loser and move forward with as much grace as I can muster. 20 | WInter ‘10 | generations
    • Enlightenment Take, for example, our last cold snap. A Saturday We took the easy trail. The snow had a diamond morning dawned frozen and sunny. The gleam and we were able to move quickly between meteorologists told us to stay indoors; the wind brilliant green pines. There was less wind between chill temperatures would be in the -50 range. My the trees and each breath seemed a solid thing in husband hunkered down with the dog on his lap the crisp air. Our voices were clear and loud in the and told the kids he wasn’t taking them anywhere. cold as we bantered about those at home and our I prepared for cross country skiing with the church joy at being outside. The bright beauty was ladies. Now, I didn’t go lightly into this. On email astounding, and made all the more striking by my discussions of should we or shouldn’t we, I tried to edgy emotions. be calmly moderating without sounding like a I attempted some prayerful deep breathing and complete wuss. “You know it is awfully cold; is resolved not to whine or hold up the rest of the anyone free next weekend?” Everyone else thought group. As we skied on and warmed, the laughter it was a great idea and I didn’t have the guts to became more frequent and I relaxed. The sky was chicken out. My friends and neighbors also a stunningly deep, cloudless blue and I got to weighed in on the issue. “You must be nuts,” is a appreciate its majesty often once we reached hills. good summation of the assortment of Who knew the Kettle Moraine had so many? It observations I received. My friend, Peter, told me wasn’t just the downs that were the problem, if I stopped feeling my nose it probably meant it although that’s where most of the pain happened would turn black and fall off, as had recently as I fell on each and every one. The ups were happened to some mountain climber. My equally difficult. I’d forgotten all the tricks for husband remained quietly on the couch, knowing getting up slippery slopes. There are mainly two any reasonable comments would only cement my ways it seems. For short hills you just get a running desire to go. These six women are an avid group of start, but for the bigger hills, of which there were skiers. Unfortunately, my experiences in the last about 1000, you dig the sides of your skis in, brace twenty years have been limited to outings with yourself with the poles, and inch up. My friends rentals on the flat lake trails of a lodge we visit made it look easy. I, on the other hand, counted yearly and I guess I’d forgotten what true trails every step to the top and recited the age old were like. I had one saving grace. Carole. Carole is prayer, “I think I can, I think I can” without the youngest of the group, but even a weaker link ceasing. than I. She’s kind of skinny and more bookish than Nobody else fell, not even once. Kindly, my athletic. I figured how bad could I look next to friends noted several times that I wasn’t whining Carole? Too bad for me Carole dropped out, at all. I started to admit to internal whining, but claiming some family obligation. She’s young, but was too out of breath to get the words out. wily. Unfortunately they took my silence as a sign I was Eventually we met out in the southern unit of doing well, and added a detour to the scenic the Kettle Moraine Forest. I dressed to the hilt in a overlook as a special treat. combination of old college ski things and church Afterwards we blessed our endeavor with lady cast-offs. I was a tad shaky. Peter’s comment chocolate martinis and soaked in a hot tub as we about the nose-less mountain climber and the watched the sun set. We wore hats and kept our parking lot discussion about glasses freezing to heads close to the steaming water so our noses your face in these temperatures were eating at me. wouldn’t freeze and fall off. We chatted and But, everyone else was darn jolly and positive. The laughed and planned further adventures. And glasses discussion was settled when an over- soon it was all worth it - the fear, the falls, even the achiever showed up with snowmobile goggles for aches to come. I had embraced my inner loser on all, and off we went. the scenic overlook and we were one. www.generationsmagazine.com | 21
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    • fashions that flatter bring out the best in your figure Kicker here You find yourself under the dull hum of fluorescent lights, muzak playing unobtrusively in the background. You turn around in the mirror to that is often brought on by having admire your backside in your six- too much on your plate. Yet, you teenth pair of pants that you still stand here, feeling defeated, re- dragged into the dressing room gretting the fact that you were so with hope that maybe this pair will hard on your body 15 years ago finally be the winner. Giving your when it was much easier to dress. butt a “that’ll do” glance in the mir- The older I get, the more I real- ror, you turn back around to see ize that our bodies change with age. I dream of the times where a few sit ups and a step class gave me abs of steel and when, it seemed, I mold itself to the shape of the con- The older I get, the more I could drop a few sizes over the tainer. The same is true for cloth- realize that our bodies course a long weekend. Then, the ing. While I am not suggesting that day comes where easy weight loss change with age. I dream of you buy skin tight clothes, I am en- just isn’t an option, and we just couraging you to leave the flimsy, the times where a few sit ups have to learn how to work with diaphanous, pup-tents at the store. and a step class gave me abs what we have the best way possi- Sure, you can choose tunic tops or of steel and when, it seemed, ble. To help you, I am offering some more relaxed tops, just make sure tips for two of the most common I could drop a few sizes over body issues that many of us deal that fabric you choose is beefy and substantial enough to give you the the course a long weekend. with, the tummy and the thighs. shape you want, not the shape Tummy you’re trying to avoid having, and The tummy is a very common that the tops have a little structure the rolls of your stomach gracefully so you don’t look completely area of concern. A faulty solution draped over your pants. Chuckling shapeless. for our tummies is to hide under a bit, you recall the time you men- As you can see in this photo, the shapeless, layers of clothing. While tioned that it would be worth the woman’s shirt on the left is a boxier, this strategy seems like it would money you had saved for your more relaxed top. You can see all her work beautifully, it fails miserably. child’s next semester of college just lumps and bumps that she was hop- Why? Well, baggy, shapeless cloth- to find a pair of pants that fits well. ing to camouflage. This shirt is like ing makes you look baggy and Back to reality: You look at your a Ziploc bag and can’t contain what shapeless, period. Body parts that reflection in the mirror, wondering are flabby need be reigned in. I will when you passed the point that it give you an example that I share got so hard and why it always feels with clients all the time: If I was to like you’re on the defensive when put fat into a Ziploc bag, the fat trying to find clothes that look would just jiggle all over the place good, let alone just fit. What has because the bag doesn’t have happened to your body? You eat enough structure to contain the fat. right, exercise and have considered However, if you were to put fat in a all the anti-stress practices to com- storage container, the fat would bat that doughy midsection pudge 26 | WInter ‘10 | generations
    • fashions that flatter - bring out the best in your figure she is trying to hide. The shirt on you widen your shoulders, your the right is made of fabric that is thighs will optically appear smaller more structured, in a shape that in relation to your broader shoul- has some more fit. In addition, the der line. With a wider shoulder line, wrap style of the top is flattering for the eye is also directed upwards to- tummy problems, as is the slight wards your shoulders, vs. down- gathering or rushing that gently wards towards your thighs, making drapes her tummy. your thighs appear smaller. In ad- dition, a boot cut pant that fits in at Other tips for tummies: the knee and then flares slightly at Diagonals are slimming lines. the hem, has a counter balancing When choosing stripes or seams in effect on your thighs and makes your tops, try to find ones where them look balanced. the directions move in a diagonal Show off your waist!! Most manner. Optically angled lines women with large thighs have de- make you look slimmer. fined waistlines. If you wear a box- Opt for a little ruching or gather- ier top when you have large thighs, ing in the tummy area of your shirts. your body looks as wide as your In the end, the only real solution The slight gathering will make it thighs because you have bypassed hard to tell if it is you or your shirt we have is to work with the body the slimmest part of your body that is causing the minimal rip- we have, right now, remembering with a boxy top. Your thighs will al- pling effect. that, in 15 more years, we’d Keep the tummy area clear of too ways look more balanced when you show off your waist. happily choose to have the body much bulk. While slight gathering Instead of big A-line skirts, which we have before us. and ruching are quite acceptable seem to camouflage large thighs, ways to camouflage, avoid wearing choose a pencil skirt instead. While pants with large pleats, overly gath- her body that she is trying to keep this seems very counterintuitive, ered elastic waist bands, ruffled you from looking at. Now, when think about it: An A-line skirt cre- tops, or tops with way too much you look at her in the outfit on the ates the exact same body shape embellishment over the tummy. right, the wider shoulder line of the that you were trying to avoid em- Any bulky treatments like these will top, along with the cinched waist phasizing, an A shape. However, a just make you look bulky. and pant that hangs straight from pencil skirt that tapers ever so her thigh, and therefore camou- Thighs slightly at the hem, gives you more flages them, makes her look more Thighs have been my issue of an hourglass shape, which looks balance and her thighs more pro- since I was a teenager. While I have more balanced. nounced. learned to accept them, as I get In the photo on the left, you can see that this woman’s shoulders In the end, the only real solution older, I’m sort of stunned by how look really narrow in her T-shirt. we have is to work with the body our good friend gravity has made What happens is your eye goes we have, right now, remembering things go from bad to worse. The right to her thigh area, the part of that, in 15 more years, we’d happily first step in taming the thighs is to choose to have the body we have use the whole Ziploc bag analogy before us. that I used in the tummy solution. The last thing you want is for your Style Expert Bridgette Raes thighs to roam free under airy, is the author of the book “Style Rx: “free-range” fabrics. If you have Dressing the Body You Have large thighs, leave the “Hills are to Create the Body You Want. “ Alive” looking skirts at the store. She can be reached at Other solutions for large thighs bridgette@bridgetteraes.com include: *All photos used in this article are from Wearing boot cut pants and the book Style Rx: Dressing the Body You shirts with wider necklines. When Have to Create the Body You Want www.generationsmagazine.com | 27
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    • F I N A N C I A L F O C U S Smart Investment Moves for 2010 As an investor, you might wonder what income. As always, make sure you understand the risks the new year has in store for you. before investing. While economic and market forces are, as always, somewhat unpredictable, the overall outlook is generally $ Watch for changes in investment taxes. In the coming year, the tax rate may increase for long-term capital gains favorable — and by making the right moves, you can and stock dividends. If that happens, you may need to further improve your chances of making 2010 a good year review your investment mix. However, even if the long-term for your portfolio. capital gains rate rises, you’ll still likely be better off And one of the best moves you can make is to stay holding quality investments for many years, thereby invested. If you had jumped giving them the time to potentially overcome short-term out of the market during the price volatility. And even if taxes rise on dividends, ...one of the best long downturn from late 2007 dividend-paying stocks, with their ability to provide both moves you can through March 2009, you income and growth potential, can be a valuable part of your would have missed quite a make is to stay rally. In fact, the Dow Jones portfolio. (Keep in mind, though, that companies may reduce or eliminate dividends at any time.) invested. Industrial Average staged a No one can say for sure what 2010 will bring to the considerable comeback from its March lows, climbing 18.8 investment world. But by preparing your investment percent in 2009. The S & P 500 rose 23.5 percent off of its strategy for a range of possibilities, and by making changes low. as needed, you can make this a year of progress toward your Still, it’s unlikely that we’ll experience returns in this important financial goals. neighborhood for 2010. Although we may see reasonably This article was written by Edward Jones. For further strong growth in corporate earnings — a key driver of stock information please contact Jonathn Bostwick, Edward prices — stocks are no longer as undervalued as they were Jones Financial Advisor, member SIPC. (631)928.2034 when the rally began. jonathan.bostwick@edwardjones.com However, although we still face some significant issues, such as high unemployment and tight credit, most experts predict that the economic recovery will continue in 2010, though not at a sizzling pace. And a growing economy is usually good news for investors. FREE RETIREMENT Of course, despite the potentially favorable investment environment, there’s always the possibility of bumps in the road. PLAN REVIEWS. To protect yourself, consider taking these steps: $ Stick with “buy and hold.” Despite some claims that “buy-and-hold” is no longer a viable investment strategy given today’s volatile markets, it worked pretty well for those investors who were patient enough to ride out the bear market. Continue looking for quality investments and holding them until they no longer meet your needs or until Jonathan P Bostwick the fundamentals of the investments themselves change. Financial Advisor $ Own some short-term investments. During the long bear market, short-term investments, particularly cash, 903 Main Street held up better than most other assets. Yet many investors Port Jefferson, NY 11777 had too little cash in their portfolios. Don’t make that 631-928-2034 mistake. Keep an appropriate amount of cash for your age, jonathan.bostwick@edwardjones.com Member SIPC income level, risk tolerance and long-term goals. $ Consider adding fixed-income investments. By owning some fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds, you can help reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. And if you hold your bonds until maturity, which is often a wise move, you can rely on them for a source of steady www.generationsmagazine.com | 33
    • Financing Your Child’s College Education 5 Common mistakes to avoid According to the nonprofit College Savings Foundation, almost three-quarters of American families will need some help paying for their children’s college education. So as your student is putting the write those hefty tuition checks, it’s finishing touches on his a good idea to complete the paper applications, you’re probably work. For one thing, you must file pondering the issue of financial the Free Application for Students aid. To help out, we’ve got some Assistance (FAFSA) if you want to advice on how to avoid the most take advantage of the low-interest federal Stafford and Plus loans, common pitfalls. which are not needs-based. Also, Mistake #1 many colleges give merit aid as a inquire about other necessary You have unrealistic way to lure students with good forms. expectations. grades or talents. Though it’s not Mistake #4 Colleges like to boast about how based on need, you have a better chance of getting a merit award if You have “errors” on your generous they are with financial application. aid. Maybe you’ve read in a you’ve asked for financial aid. It’s critical to carefully check all brochure, for instance, that 75 Mistake #3 forms for mistakes such as percent of students at Big Bucks You procrastinate on the transposed numbers, misplaced University get some kind of paperwork. decimal points, and fields that assistance. But if your student has No doubt about it, filling out you’ve left blank. But financial aid applied to a financially out-of- financial forms is painful, so you officers say that every year, such reach school on the expectation of may be tempted to put it off as long simple errors delay the processing getting substantial aid, you may be as possible. What’s more, it seems of countless applications. So disappointed. The weak economy logical to wait until you’ve double-check your work, and then has diminished endowments at completed your income taxes since have someone else proofread it. many colleges- and increased the much of the information you’ll Another common “error” is number of students seeking need is the same as what goes on underreporting income and assets. assistance. As a result, aid packages your 1040. Not a good idea! The Read instructions carefully and may not be as generous as they’ve earlier you apply for aid, the better fully divulge every bit on financial been in the past. Even in the best of chances of getting it. Submit the information that’s requested. times, a lot of the so-called forms as soon as possible. The “assistance” comes in the form of federal FAFSA can be filled out any Mistake #5 loans rather than scholarships or time after January 1. (You’re You don’t try to push for grants. allowed to estimate your income if more. Mistake #2 you don’t have final figures.) When Parents are often surprised to You don’t bother applying. the FAFSA is done, you can apply learn that financial aid awards vary At the other end of the spectrum for the New York State Tuition significantly form one school to are families whose expectations Assistance Program (TAP) grant, another. If the aid offered by your are so low that they don’t even give which helps residents pay for New student’s first-choice college is it a try. Maybe you’ve toyed around York colleges and universities. The significantly less than what’s been with a financial aid calculator College Scholarship Service offered by others, ask the financial (www. fasfaa4caster.com) and PROFILE, which is used by private aid office if it would consider an discover your “estimated family colleges, can be sent in as soon as “appeal.” Some schools won’t as a contribution” is too high to qualify your student completes his matter of policy, but others do, you for help. But experts say that application. You should also call especially if your student is a highly unless you can painlessly afford to each school’s financial aid office to desirable candidate. 34 | WInter ‘10 | generations
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