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]

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]

Reach Out to Your Friends; They’ll Be Glad You Did

We often underestimate how much our friendship means to others, a new study says.  So, we’re shy to reach out to old friends, afraid it will be awkward or unappreciated.  The research says: Reach out! You’ll be glad you did.  … [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]

Physical Activity Rates High When Choosing Retirement Locations

It used to be conventional wisdom that everybody wanted to retire to Florida or another sunny spot, find a comfortable place to sit and… wait for life to wind down. Today’s active agers aren’t settling for that. Sure, some people … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

International Studies Show Baby Boomers Are Killing It

Oh, yeah! Let’s bust another myth about fitness over 50, thanks to a global study that found that “time-rich” Baby Boomers exercise more than Gen-Z. Data revealed that people 57 to 70 exercised an average of 215 minutes per week. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitness Over 50: Sharing the Common Goal

A friend in marketing has come up with four categories of what he calls the “Over 50 Fitness Consumer.” It got us thinking, so we want to know. What do you think of this idea? Do you see yourself in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]