Resistance Training Prevents Obesity, Study Indicates

Women and men over 50 who want to avoid obesity should be lifting weights regularly. That’s the finding of a large new study of how resistance training (weights, bodyweights, yoga, resistance bands, etc.) can improve and lengthen lives. We tend to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Tell the ‘Dad Bod’ His Days Are Numbered

Have you seen something like this and wondered, What in the world? While not a common sight it is part of the tenacious “Dad Bod” idea, which was introduced a few years ago and just keeps hanging on. Some people … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

She Hit the Gym to Be Strong Enough for an Organ Transplant

Yvette Matthews hired a personal trainer after she started moving up the list for a liver transplant in 2011. At 57, she wanted to ensure she was fit — because any doubt that she could survive the rigors of a … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Author Shows a New Way to Start the Fitness Conversation after Age 50

Alison Bechdel might not be your typical fitness author. But that’s part of what makes her so interesting. Bechdel is a prize-winning cartoonist whose lauded graphic novel “Fun Home” became a Tony-winning smash musical on Broadway. Now she’s back with … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Pickleball Draws Countless Folks Over 50 for A New Way to Stay Active

If you think you can’t pick up a new sport later in life, then guess again. Millions of people over 50 continue to join the Pickleball craze, the fun mash-up of tennis, ping pong, and badminton played on a small … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The NFL’s Original Strength Coach Stays Strong at 90

The cans of cement he lifted as a 110-pound 15-year old, the weights he hoisted over his head in the ‘52 Olympics, the world records in lifting — Clyde Emrich says it was all savings for his “health bank” for … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Need Motivation for Fitness Over 50? Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Did you or any of your kids have braces growing up? You probably remember how hard it was to understand that the benefits from the sacrifice would long outlast the temporary inconvenience of wearing them. Maybe you learned to focus … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Cher’s Fitness Turns Back Time at 75

We’ve all been watching Cher for so many decades now that she seems ageless. From hippie singer to TV variety star to Oscar-winning actress and more, it seems there has always been Cher. And as she just turned 75, it’s … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Sunny Season Reminds Us to Keep Moving, Indoors or Out

Ted Guice found his over-50 paradise with the thousands of retirees in sunny Palm Springs, California. Ted’s been working as a trainer there for years, leading a popular “boot camp-aerobics” style workout class. When the pandemic hit, he took it … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Staying Strong Against Ageism

Ageism is ugly, mean, and stupid – and it’s also dangerous to your health. The good news? By exercising regularly and living a healthy lifestyle, you’re achieving two awesome tasks: Overcoming ageism’s negative effects on you Setting an example to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]