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]

Keep Those Shoulders Moving

  What is your body’s most mobile joint? It’s the shoulders. Just think about it. You can move your shoulders pretty freely (we hope) in all directions. What other joint can do that? Your shoulders are one of the body’s … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Being Grateful Is Good for Your Health

Gratitude is important every day, not just on Thanksgiving. It’s good for our physical, mental, spiritual and social health – and it even has a relationship to exercise. “Studies suggest that making a habit of noticing what’s going well in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Health and Strength Keep You, and Your Life, Balanced

Throughout your life, you’ve probably had periods where you felt like everything was in balance. You were healthy. Your relationships were strong. Your career was going well… And, if you’re like most people, you’ve also had those moments when you … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Top 10 Tips to Enjoy Fitness

Let’s talk about a few things that are boring. Just for a minute. There’s a long, pointless lecture about an obscure subject, right? And, say, an endless game of Monopoly no one can seem to win. But do you know … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

‘Functional’ Fitness to Enjoy Everyday Life

You already know lots of reasons why you should exercise regularly. And maybe you shake your head and say, “Not for me.” Maybe you don’t want to look, feel, and move better; manage your blood pressure; prevent Type 2 diabetes, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: Don’t Call Her ‘Sweetie’

  Barb DeAngelis, 76, sees the stereotypes against older people exercising to stay strong, and she shatters them every chance she gets. Not only does Barb love lifting weights and setting records, but she sees herself as a quality-of-life ambassador … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Celebrate September As Healthy Aging Month

  If you think January is the most important month for personal fitness, then think again. It’s actually September, especially for people over 50, since it’s annually promoted as Healthy Aging Month. And it’s easy to see why the first month … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

6 Healthy Tips from a ‘Nurse-Coach’

  If nurses are the most trusted healthcare professionals, then what could be better for active agers than bringing them into the fitness realm, as well? “Nurse coaches” are just that: people trained as both a nurse and a personal … [CLICK TO READ MORE]