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]

What We Can Learn from ‘Blue Zones’ about Longevity

  Do you want to live a longer, healthier life? Then you’ll want to learn from the world’s “Blue Zones.” The idea of blue zones was popularized by author Dan Buettner in his book, “The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What is Functional Aging?

This summer I received my certification as a Functional Aging Specialist from the Functional Aging Institute.  What does that mean exactly?  The certification gives me great knowledge into working with mature adults.  “Mature adults” meaning over the age of fifty-five.  … [CLICK TO READ MORE]