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]

Why Your Process Deserves More Focus Than Your Target

Did you start the new year with a big goal? Lots of us do every year, right? We tell ourselves things like “I will lose XX pounds by this date!” “I will save XX money by that date!” “I will … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Skiing (Far) after 50: He’s Ready to Hit the Slopes Again This Year

Dick O’Loughlin, 84, is getting ready to go skiing this winter, just as he has for more than 40 years. Covid can’t stop him from enjoying his outdoor passion. Just like strength-and-balance workouts with a personal trainer keep him in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: After a Rough Year, He Makes It Look Easy

Howard Snooks had it all. At 66, he was retired from a successful career as a social worker, married and healthy. Then in 2015, Howard’s wife of 34 years abruptly left him. Several family members died. And he had an … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Science Proves It: More Exercise Means Less Risk of Heart Disease

A scientific study shows something we’ve believed here for a long time: Physical activity is good for your heart, no matter what your age. Being active keeps your heart stronger and healthier than being inactive. And the more you exercise, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

7 Healthy Habits to Stay Fit after 50

What’s the No. 1 secret to healthy living after 50? It’s not a pill, a powder diet, or anything you can buy. It’s consistency – nurturing healthy habits like exercising and eating right over time. “The whole point of habits … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Pancreatic Cancer: Age, Exercise and Other Factors

Pancreatic cancer has made too many headlines in 2020, most recently by claiming beloved TV host Alex Trebek of “Jeopardy!” fame. Earlier, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Rep. John Lewis also died of the disease.  They’re among the … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

10 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

What a year! Too bad we can’t just snap our fingers and enjoy a “normal” holiday season, right? Well, 2020’s unique circumstances can bring a key reminder about living healthy after 50: Exercise, nutrition, stress management are more important than … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

A Plate of Food = How Much Exercise?

Here’s some information to help you plan a healthy holiday season. The Calorie Control Council says we can easily consume 4,500 at a big-day meal. Yikes! But if you’re trying to measure the pleasure against your hard-won exercise gains, here’s … [CLICK TO READ MORE]