New Evidence Shows how Exercise fits Depression

If you still think physical exercise is only good for the body, then check out this latest research that adds to the evidence about mental health. The Journal of American Medical Association’s Psychiatry journal just published an analysis of 15 … [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]

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]

What Muscle Means to You after 50

What does it mean to have muscle? When we were kids, we probably thought of athletes and superheroes. In our 20s, we might have associated muscle with lots of weightlifting in the gym and young men with bulging physiques. But … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Determination Doesn’t Fade with Age

Madonna Hanna does not know how to stop. She overcame institutionalized racism as a child in Boston’s schools in the 1960s. She bounced back from a near-fatal car crash as an adult. And she persevered after an injury that could … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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]