Exercise Can Bring Us Closer, Despite Physical Distance

Exercise has many benefits later in life, of course – like increased flexibility, strength and endurance. It also has a way of bringing loved ones closer together, even in these times of physical distancing. Consider Michael Levitan, 78, of Philadelphia, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What’s Stopping You from Improving Your Life?

For people over 50 who know they should exercise but don’t, it’s always one thing after another. They say they don’t have the time. Or money. Or they’re too old… But none of that will keep you independent as you … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Colon Cancer Risk Can Be Affected by Exercise, Diet

The recent death of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman has put colon cancer back in the news. The actor was just 42. But the disease is most common after age 50, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

10 Tips to Lose Fat after 50

What’s your No. 1 goal for fitness and healthy eating? If you’re like most people, it might be to lose weight. Or, more specifically, to lose fat. It’s possible after 50, for sure. Still, our metabolisms slow down as we … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Ageism Is Dangerous: Here’s How to Fight It

Even before the coronavirus crisis, people over 60 were regularly targeted with hurtful prejudices about what they can do, what they should like, and how they should act. But now, the backlash has grown more disturbing than ever. Some have … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Stay in Travel-Ready Condition

Remember travel? Remember what it was like to make plans to visit somewhere special – for a new adventure, or a return to somewhere familiar? Remember then actually getting on an airplane? And staying in a hotel and eating in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Exercise Can Help Lower Your Risk: #LetsTalkAboutDementia

If you’re like most people, dementia is one of your greatest fears about aging. By  the year 2050, more than 152 million people around the world will have it, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). And while there is no … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Why Don’t We Talk More about Fitness as Disease Prevention?

Seems like we’ve talked more about avoiding sickness this year than ever. We have all heard many times that we’re supposed to wash hands frequently, stay at a safe distance from other people, and wear masks in public. Don’t do … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Summer Living – Healthy Tips for the Season

Everybody loves summer, right? Even this year, with so much of our routines disrupted, the sunshine and warm weather can lift our spirits and get us engaging in healthy living. Jogging, gardening, hiking, outdoor swimming… the options are endless with … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Obesity and the Pandemic Don’t Have to Throw Off Fitness

Obesity among older people is a growing problem in North America, Europe and the entire developed world. Now, amid the coronavirus crisis, it can complicate health even more for the millions of people who are overweight. But one woman in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]