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]

Choose Healthy Foods to Stay Strong

It’s important to remember the basics of good nutrition as we mature. Our bodies change. So do our lifestyles and desires.  Here are a few tips from the National Institute on Aging to keep in mind. Drink plenty of liquids. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Stay Aware of Your Changing Nutrition Needs

Have you noticed that the older you get, the harder it is to stay at a proper weight? Or, has your doctor told you to change your diet because she’s concerned about your blood pressure or your chances of developing … [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]

Set Your Self-Care Goals Now for the Busy Holiday Season

Are you taking care of yourself? We don’t mean just exercising and eating right – although those are truly important to your health and wellbeing. We also mean “self-care” activities that too many busy mature adults shrug off as self-indulgent, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How to Read a Nutrition Label on Food

When it comes to eating right, a little basic information goes a long way. Nutritional labels on food can help us make better choices about what we eat, whatever our diet or fitness goals might be. Lower salt? Yep. More … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Intense Training Works Wonders for Older People, Large Study Finds

How hard do you like to exercise? Some people over 50 think a leisurely stroll is good enough. Others turn up the intensity to get a good sweat. New research suggests “older” people should lean toward the latter, according to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]