It’s Never Too Late to Get Fit

Have you ever heard the old saying, “The horse is out of the barn”? It’s a folksy way of telling someone it’s too late to make a change. It’s also one of the myths about fitness after 50 that we … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Exercise Helps Keep Your Brain Strong, Too

Remember in school when the health teacher warned you about drinking? She probably said something like: Alcohol kills brain cells, and YOU NEVER GET NEW BRAIN CELLS. Scary stuff. Well, guess what? It’s not true about never getting new brain … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Gym Workouts Will Help You Rule the Pickleball Court

Pickleball just keeps growing and growing – in popularity and in media attention. It’s beyond trendy now, with some 5 million people playing, many of them active agers over 50 – and beyond. So, it’s important to point out something … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

5 Tips for Awesome Active Aging

Everyone wants a “magic bullet” about healthy living and staying fit. But the truth is, there simply isn’t one. Still, successful active agers do share a few traits, along with the basics of exercising regularly, eating well, sleeping enough, and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitness Keeps You Strong for Serious Challenges

Ricky Banks is a walking advertisement for fitness over 50 – which makes sense, because he owns a successful gym and turned 57 this year. But it’s true now more than ever after a near-fatal medical emergency this year. Doctors … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: Learning to Adapt and Stay Active

Befitting for a theatrical performer, Dan Grady’s fitness journey can be told in three acts. Act I: A talented youth trains for years among ballet’s elite, then begins decades-long career dancing on Broadway. Act 2: After his dancing career ends, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Easy Ways to Get Enough Protein after 50

Our bodies keep changing as we age, and we need to pay attention to what we eat in new ways. For example, after age 50 or so, people need to eat a little more protein than before. Yet this is … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

7 Lies You Tell Yourself to Avoid Getting Fit

Was it Freud who said we can’t get through the day without telling ourselves seven little lies? Or was it a magazine quiz we read in the dentist’s office? Doesn’t matter! The point is: We all love to tell ourselves … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

After Deep Loss, A Powerful Friendship Blossoms at the Gym

When Glenna Brown’s husband became ill, she found that regular exercise at a nearby studio helped her deal with the stress and remain strong enough to be a good caregiver.  When he died, Glenna (above, left) found more: a loving … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: She’s So Glad She Found Weightlifting

Like most women of her generation, Margaret Cone, now 79, never saw much reason to lift weights. She had always been pretty active and tried to stay in decent shape. Her family had a strong health history. But about 10 … [CLICK TO READ MORE]