Oldest Olympians Carry A Special Torch

The Olympic Games are all about inspiration. And a pair of international competitors over 50 are showing this summer that age is no barrier to following athletic passion. And that goes for all of us, too – the passion to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

7 Top Reasons to Be Fit for the Rest of Your Life

Why should you exercise? If you think it’s too late or you’re too old, well, you couldn’t be more wrong. But if you want to enjoy life as much as possible after 50, then you have more reasons than ever … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Resistance Training Prevents Obesity, Study Indicates

Women and men over 50 who want to avoid obesity should be lifting weights regularly. That’s the finding of a large new study of how resistance training (weights, bodyweights, yoga, resistance bands, etc.) can improve and lengthen lives. We tend to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Tell the ‘Dad Bod’ His Days Are Numbered

Have you seen something like this and wondered, What in the world? While not a common sight it is part of the tenacious “Dad Bod” idea, which was introduced a few years ago and just keeps hanging on. Some people … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Sunny Season Reminds Us to Keep Moving, Indoors or Out

Ted Guice found his over-50 paradise with the thousands of retirees in sunny Palm Springs, California. Ted’s been working as a trainer there for years, leading a popular “boot camp-aerobics” style workout class. When the pandemic hit, he took it … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Why There’s No ‘Low Protein’ Diet

You’ve heard of low-carb diets and low-fat diets. But you’ve probably never heard of anyone telling you to avoid eating protein –especially after age 50 or so, when we need to double our efforts to get enough of it. You … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitness after 50 Is a Sliding Scale That Moves Both Ways

It’s easy to think of aging as a steady decline. But fitness proves it doesn’t have to be that simple and dreadful. If you exercise regularly, you’re more likely to maintain physical abilities. Period. So think of it as a … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Who’s Ready for Summer Sports and Fun?

Has there ever been a happier spring to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and the company of other people? After more than a year of pandemic restrictions, we are increasingly able to enjoy our favorite activities. And … [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]

Working Out to Honor a Hero and Inspire Others

A US Memorial Day tradition has sprung up in recent years, honoring a Navy Seal officer who was killed in the Afghanistan war. Thousands of people participate annually. And while the challenge is no doubt grueling, it draws participants who … [CLICK TO READ MORE]