Exercise can overcome genetics to fight obesity in mature women, study finds

Here’s good news for mature women who think obesity is just part of their DNA. It turns out that exercise lowers their risk of obesity, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 8,200 women of European ancestry in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

7 Summer Fitness Motivators

It feels like we’re heading into our first more-or-less normal summer in three years. Are you looking forward to being outside in the sunshine? Seeing friends and family who live far away? Getting back to golf or tennis? We all … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Focus on Exercise to Fight Osteoporosis

Did you know that exercise is key to maintaining strong bones as you age? It is. The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation is focusing on exercise this month as it marks the annual Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. “Exercising to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Gimme 5: Here’s What Can Happen When You Start Exercising

Want to play a game of “What’s the Point?” It goes like this. Think of all the times you’ve said “What’s the Point” of doing the right thing for yourself, your family, and your community. Like this: What’s the point … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Plan to Keep Working? Then Plan to Stay Fit

After 50, questions about retirement plans are as common as “What’s your major” back in college. It used to be 65 was the standard target for most people. But retirement plans have shifted generationally, along with everything else. And while … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Thousands of Older Athletes Race Back for the National Senior Games

One of our favorite events for active agers is back for the first time since 2019. We love the National Senior Games because of the boundless inspiration they offer everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Thousands of people will … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

New Evidence Shows how Exercise fits Depression

If you still think physical exercise is only good for the body, then check out this latest research that adds to the evidence about mental health. The Journal of American Medical Association’s Psychiatry journal just published an analysis of 15 … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Where were you in ’82?

It’s been two generations since fitness became part of the broader culture, but still, most of us don’t exercise regularly. We see it everywhere – from gyms and studios to home workout equipment, from wearables like Apple watches to “athleisure” … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Adjusting Workouts Makes Them Personal – and Better

Tony, a lifelong tennis player, is in his mid-50s now. When he started noticing his game wasn’t as sharp as it used to be, he thought gym workouts might help restore his power and relieve some pain. But the trainer … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Strengthen Your Balance

How much time do you spend on one foot? About 80 percent of the time when you’re walking! It’s a good fact to keep in mind when thinking about balance training and how important it is to help prevent falls … [CLICK TO READ MORE]