We’re Grateful for These 15 Facts about Fitness after 50

It’s funny how events, and a little time, can enrich our perspective – like how much the pandemic has changed the way the world thinks about healthy living, especially for people over 50. You could say we’re more aware 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]

Being Grateful Is Good for Your Health

Gratitude is important every day, not just on Thanksgiving. It’s good for our physical, mental, spiritual and social health – and it even has a relationship to exercise. “Studies suggest that making a habit of noticing what’s going well in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Can You Really Avoid Gaining Weight Over the Holidays? Yes!

When fall and winter come around, so do the holidays – a time for happiness, but also a time for stress. Not all methods for coping with holiday stress are healthy! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve all … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Working Out to Honor a Hero and Inspire Others

A US Memorial Day tradition has sprung up in recent years, honoring a Navy Seal officer who was killed in the Afghanistan war. Thousands of people participate annually. And while the challenge is no doubt grueling, it draws participants who … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Ah, Chocolate… Why Do We Love You So?

We love chocolate – but why do we associate it so much with love, especially around Valentine’s Day? A few reasons, according to conventional wisdom and some (not entirely conclusive) scientific research. Chocolate has two components, phenethylamine, and tryptophan, that … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitness Helps You Stay Ready to Travel Again

A fit 51, Rick has a dream of riding his motorcycle on all seven continents. He was hoping to reach number 6 soon, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, international travel is on hold for now. “We have friends in Portugal … [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]

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]

Are Your Vacations Relaxing?

My family and I just experienced two very different vacations. The first vacation was spent in Arizona (yes, during the heat wave).  It was a high school graduation trip for my daughter, Jessica.  Jessica planned the trip and did a great … [CLICK TO READ MORE]