These Veggies Pack Plenty of Protein

When we think about eating enough protein, we usually think about meat, poultry, and eggs. But plenty of vegetables are also great sources of protein and can help us reach our goal. Doctors say most people need 0.8 grams of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

There’s No Reason to be Intimidated Here

Bill is 70 now and has been working out in gyms for years. The former Marine is healthy, happy, and super-enthusiastic about exercise. But it wasn’t always so. The first time Bill walked into a gym, some 30 years ago, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Study Confirms That Regular Activity Helps Us Fight Covid-19

We’ve been saying it all along. But now it’s good to have scientific proof that regular exercise makes us stronger to fight off viruses like Covid-19. Doctors found that people who had been inactive before contracting the coronavirus were more … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Why Everyone over 50 Should Be Lifting Weights – Including You

If you’re over 50 or so, you might be gaining weight, developing high blood pressure, and becoming frailer and weaker by the day. It’s true. Sorry. Plus, if you’re like most people, you’re worried about falling and developing dementia. But … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Don’t Ignore Your Ankle Joints

You probably know how important your hips and knees are. But we need to pay attention to our ankles, too. They require mobility and stability, just like all joints. If an ankle lacks either, it could cause problems up the … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Exercise Is Key for Brain and Mental Health, Too

How do you feel today? It’s a simple question that can bring a lot of different responses, right? You might say, “I feel great – had a checkup with the doctor yesterday and everything’s good.” Or, “I feel kinda crabby… … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

5 Facts About Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and a good time to discuss how exercise can lessen symptoms and improve quality of life. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain. The cause is unknown, and progression differs widely among … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Your Diet Is More Than What You Eat

When someone asks about your diet, you naturally think about food, right? But what if we expand our ideas about the word “diet” to include everything we consume in other aspects of healthy living? What would your exercise “diet” be? … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Rotation Keeps Us Moving for Real Life

At the gym, we often perform exercises in straight lines, like lifting a bar straight up, right? Our feet are generally even and parallel. All that’s great, but it’s not enough, since we don’t move like that in real life … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Here’s A Special Way to Celebrate Another Birthday

What sounds like a perfect way to celebrate your 75th birthday? For Jerry Mathis, it wasn’t about cake or resting by the pool. Jerry ran his first Spartan race, instead. It was a 5k course with 20 obstacles like climbing … [CLICK TO READ MORE]