Strength Training to Push What’s Possible

India Bridgette is a professor in the course titled “What’s Possible?” The 61-year-old champion sprinter and former Marine knows it takes discipline to answer that question and to excel at anything. She recently added strength training to that answer, too … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Active ‘Older’ Adults Are Trendy – Again!

You might not realize it, but if you’re getting fit or staying fit after 50, then you are riding the wave of one of the hottest trends in fitness around the world. TWO trends, actually, according to the American College … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

She Proves It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

A motto can be effective for anyone trying to get in shape. Angela Staab uses one you’ve heard before or seen on T-shirts. But she also has come up with her own bit of advice and encouragement: “You can’t be … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Overcoming Myths About Active Aging

Ever heard someone say something like this?  “Oh, he’s a very handsome man for his age.” What about: “I don’t like waiting on old people because they’re so tight with their money.” These are all part of the persistent myths … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Being a Grandparent is WAY More Fun When You’re Fit

The holidays are a great opportunity for “quality time” between grandparents and grandkids. And that includes physical activity. In fact, all year long, people over 50 say that being strong for their grandchildren is their No. 1 reason for staying … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Goals Keep Us on Track for Fitness Success

Fitness goals drive Jerry Mathis. They compel him to accomplish athletic feats that most people wouldn’t attempt – let alone most people who are 76 years old. “If I just went to the gym to exercise without also having a … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Should I Run or Lift Weights? More Fitness over 50 FAQs

Here are more of the questions we’re often asked about exercise after age 50. Let us know of any other questions you have! We are happy to answer them. Question: Is it better at my age to run or lift … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How Many Steps? Looks Like 10,000 Was Right

For some reason, we all started thinking we had to take 10,000 steps a day for good health. It seemed to take hold when fitness trackers became popular, and we all were talking about “getting my steps in” every day. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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]