Want to Live Long and Well? Keep Moving!

Barb Markelz is one of those people who personify the belief that movement is the key to healthy, happy living. We couldn’t agree more! Barb spent her career teaching physical education, always moving and instilling movement as a value in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Exercise can overcome genetics to fight obesity in mature women, study finds

Here’s good news for mature women who think obesity is just part of their DNA. It turns out that exercise lowers their risk of obesity, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 8,200 women of European ancestry in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

7 Summer Fitness Motivators

It feels like we’re heading into our first more-or-less normal summer in three years. Are you looking forward to being outside in the sunshine? Seeing friends and family who live far away? Getting back to golf or tennis? We all … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Plan to Keep Working? Then Plan to Stay Fit

After 50, questions about retirement plans are as common as “What’s your major” back in college. It used to be 65 was the standard target for most people. But retirement plans have shifted generationally, along with everything else. And while … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Where were you in ’82?

It’s been two generations since fitness became part of the broader culture, but still, most of us don’t exercise regularly. We see it everywhere – from gyms and studios to home workout equipment, from wearables like Apple watches to “athleisure” … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Adjusting Workouts Makes Them Personal – and Better

Tony, a lifelong tennis player, is in his mid-50s now. When he started noticing his game wasn’t as sharp as it used to be, he thought gym workouts might help restore his power and relieve some pain. But the trainer … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

It’s Time to Take Back Control of Your Wellbeing

After the disruptions of the last couple of years, it’s more important than ever to take responsibility for your health and wellbeing in all its aspects. That includes exercise, of course. But we need to remember the other elements of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Health Benefits of Loving a Dog

Want to do something that’s good for your health, will get you moving outside, and even guarantee a boundless source of love in your life? Then you should consider getting a pet, specifically a dog, according to research that shows … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How to Break Through Negative Self-Talk and Soar

We all talk to ourselves about ourselves. What kind of things do you say? That you’re overweight, lazy, and too old to be fit? A lot of us struggle with an inner voice that repeats nonsense like that. But you … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitness after 50: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions we’re often asked regarding exercise after age 50. Let us know of any other questions you have! We are happy to answer them. Question: Will lifting weights make me big and bulky? Answer: No! … [CLICK TO READ MORE]