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]

Sleep Better This Year With These Easy Tips

The year 2020 was a nightmare. If worries about the coronavirus and other news kept you from sleep last year, then we have some suggestions here for getting more restful, healthful sleep in the new year. Number 1? Exercise, of … [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]

How to Offset the Time You Spend Sitting

A few years ago, sitting got slapped with the “just as bad as smoking cigarettes” rep. Whether that’s actually accurate, it’s compelling motivation to get off the couch and move your body for your health. Now a new study in … [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]

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]

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]