Action Leads to Motivation

My clients often ask me to help them get more motivated to work out and maintain a regular fitness routine. People think of motivation as the feeling that logically leads to action, and so they assume that the motivation has … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Workouts and Diet Make Gains Against Diabetes

Lee Bacchi went on and off the exercise wagon for decades – not really training with a purpose, but going to the gym sometimes. That continued even after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

‘Plant – Based’ Eating Leaves Plenty of Healthy Room

It used to be simple when discussing dietary lifestyle choices. You were a meat-eater or a vegetarian, right? Then came more extremes –“whole food” eating that eliminates processed food, and veganism that cuts out all animal products. But now, not … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Avoid Obesity during the Pandemic: Eating at Home Can Help

Before the coronavirus crisis, Mike was dancing through his healthiest period in years – literally. He’d been taking ballroom dance classes for a few months and loving it. Not only was it fun and social, but Mike, 62, also found … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How to Live to 100: Exercise (and a Few More Tips)

Like it or not, people are living longer nowadays. It used to be shocking to hear of someone turning 100. Now, it’s a fairly reasonable goal for millions of people, based on advances in health, education, and fighting disease. And … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Exercise Can Bring Us Closer, Despite Physical Distance

Exercise has many benefits later in life, of course – like increased flexibility, strength and endurance. It also has a way of bringing loved ones closer together, even in these times of physical distancing. Consider Michael Levitan, 78, of Philadelphia, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What’s Stopping You from Improving Your Life?

For people over 50 who know they should exercise but don’t, it’s always one thing after another. They say they don’t have the time. Or money. Or they’re too old… But none of that will keep you independent as you … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Ageism Is Dangerous: Here’s How to Fight It

Even before the coronavirus crisis, people over 60 were regularly targeted with hurtful prejudices about what they can do, what they should like, and how they should act. But now, the backlash has grown more disturbing than ever. Some have … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Why Don’t We Talk More about Fitness as Disease Prevention?

Seems like we’ve talked more about avoiding sickness this year than ever. We have all heard many times that we’re supposed to wash hands frequently, stay at a safe distance from other people, and wear masks in public. Don’t do … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Staying Active during Quarantine

While you are quarantined at home, take the time you would have used to commute to your job and exercise instead!  Your excuse before may have been a lack of time, but you now have the time you would have … [CLICK TO READ MORE]