Success Story: ‘It’s Like My Second Chance’

Sheila Howard didn’t recognize herself in the mirror after she ballooned to more than 300 pounds in her late 40s. “I looked foreign to myself. I said, ‘I know you’re in there. You’re trapped inside yourself, and we’re going to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Are You Too Old to Exercise? More Common Questions about Fitness over 50

Here are more questions we’re often asked about exercise after age 50. Let us know of any other questions you have! We are happy to answer them. Question: Older people don’t need to lift weights, right? Answer: Wrong! Resistance training … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitness Bands Are Small but Smart Workout Tools

When it comes to home workout equipment, we tend to think big, expensive, and trendy. But don’t forget how powerful the small, simple, and inexpensive tools can be, too. Fitness bands are among the hottest items, with sales skyrocketing during … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

5 Tips from Your Life to Win at Fitness over 50

Here’s one of the great things about getting older: You’ve lived through enough experiences to have learned lessons about what works for you – and what doesn’t. About how to reach a goal successfully. About how to get your mindset … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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]