Ah, Chocolate… Why Do We Love You So?

We love chocolate – but why do we associate it so much with love, especially around Valentine’s Day? A few reasons, according to conventional wisdom and some (not entirely conclusive) scientific research. Chocolate has two components, phenethylamine, and tryptophan, that … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

A Fitness Love Story: They Just Love Being Together

Some couples enjoy doing a few things together. Some value their time apart for hobbies and working out. Liz and Rich Clapp love doing almost everything together, including much of their exercise. “We are best friends to each other and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How Many Steps to Fitness?

Would you like to join the “get your steps” craze, but you’re intimidated by the big 10,000 number?  You know – the common idea that we’re all supposed to get 10,000 steps a day.  Seems like a lot, doesn’t it?  … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Heart Health: Exercise Helped When a Dreaded Fear Became Real

That Friday evening began like any other. When Deb Calderara (middle) sat down to watch “Jeopardy!” she had no idea how scary things were about to get. “I started having all the classic symptoms of a heart attack,” says Deb, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Don’t Forget to Stretch with This Classic Pose

Sometimes we forget how important it is to remain limber, focusing so much on strength and cardio training. But stretching is important to overall health and should be practiced regularly. We could talk your ear off about stretching (seriously – … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitness Helps You Stay Ready to Travel Again

A fit 51, Rick has a dream of riding his motorcycle on all seven continents. He was hoping to reach number 6 soon, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, international travel is on hold for now. “We have friends in Portugal … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Want to Live to 99? Be Like Betty!

National treasure Betty White recently turned 99 years old. And since almost everyone wants to get within striking distance of a century on earth – and since ABSOLUTELY everyone adores Betty White – let’s see what longevity tips we can … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: Meet 2 ‘Older’ Superwomen Who Prove the Power of Fitness

In the world of older women taking control of their health, Vera Teachout, 65, and Cheri Hunt, 73, are myth-busting superstars. They work out several times a week with weights, machines, and cardio to stay strong and flexible in their … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Posture Plays Important Health Role Later in Life

“Stand up straight!” “Stop slouching!” We all used to hear that as children, right? It’s even more important now, later in life. Parents might tell their kids to correct their posture more to instill pride and project confidence. But good … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

This Photo Shows the Power of Fitness As We Age

If a picture’s worth 1,000 words, then this one’s as long as the Harry Potter series of books. On the left is eternally youthful Golden Boy Tom Brady at age 43. On the right is a quarterback from another era, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]