Here’s A Special Way to Celebrate Another Birthday

What sounds like a perfect way to celebrate your 75th birthday? For Jerry Mathis, it wasn’t about cake or resting by the pool. Jerry ran his first Spartan race, instead. It was a 5k course with 20 obstacles like climbing … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Mush Your Way to Fitness, Without Going to Extremes

In Alaska, land of extremes, the annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race got started March 7 and was scheduled to wrap up a week or more later. The people who drive the sled dogs are called mushers. They’re men and women, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Healthy Snacks for When You Need a Nibble

Everybody likes a bite between meals sometimes. And there’s nothing wrong with it, as long as you make healthy choices and don’t overindulge. Highly processed foods tend to be high in fat, salt, and empty carbohydrates, so avoid those. Get … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

‘Fitness Junkie’ Makes International Headlines at 81

We love smashing stereotypes, especially those that are harmful and keep people from enjoying themselves as much as possible. Like all the countless myths about why you shouldn’t exercise, especially if you’re over a certain age. So, we’ve been delighted … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Spring into Fitness Starting Now

It might not seem possible right now, but springtime is just around the corner. And whether you’ve been staying active all winter (and pandemic) or not, it’s not too soon to start thinking about amping up your exercise routine and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How Fitness Helps You Do What You Want

What’s on your “bucket list” of things you want to do at least once in life? Do you want to see your grandkids get married? Do you want to wear a dress you wore years ago but have outgrown? Maybe … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

A Fitness Love Story: They Just Love Being Together

Some couples enjoy doing a few things together. Some value their time apart for hobbies and working out. Liz and Rich Clapp love doing almost everything together, including much of their exercise. “We are best friends to each other and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How Many Steps to Fitness?

Would you like to join the “get your steps” craze, but you’re intimidated by the big 10,000 number?  You know – the common idea that we’re all supposed to get 10,000 steps a day.  Seems like a lot, doesn’t it?  … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Heart Health: Exercise Helped When a Dreaded Fear Became Real

That Friday evening began like any other. When Deb Calderara (middle) sat down to watch “Jeopardy!” she had no idea how scary things were about to get. “I started having all the classic symptoms of a heart attack,” says Deb, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Don’t Forget to Stretch with This Classic Pose

Sometimes we forget how important it is to remain limber, focusing so much on strength and cardio training. But stretching is important to overall health and should be practiced regularly. We could talk your ear off about stretching (seriously – … [CLICK TO READ MORE]