Rotation Keeps Us Moving for Real Life

At the gym, we often perform exercises in straight lines, like lifting a bar straight up, right? Our feet are generally even and parallel. All that’s great, but it’s not enough, since we don’t move like that in real life … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Here’s A Special Way to Celebrate Another Birthday

What sounds like a perfect way to celebrate your 75th birthday? For Jerry Mathis, it wasn’t about cake or resting by the pool. Jerry ran his first Spartan race, instead. It was a 5k course with 20 obstacles like climbing … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Mush Your Way to Fitness, Without Going to Extremes

In Alaska, land of extremes, the annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race got started March 7 and was scheduled to wrap up a week or more later. The people who drive the sled dogs are called mushers. They’re men and women, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Why We Need to Hold onto Our Muscle Mass: ‘Use It or Lose It’

A year ago, Pam was vibrant, an active member of a fitness studio, and celebrating her 83rd birthday. But after the Covid-19 pandemic kept her mostly housebound, she grew frail and hunched over, concerning her children and sending her back … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Healthy Snacks for When You Need a Nibble

Everybody likes a bite between meals sometimes. And there’s nothing wrong with it, as long as you make healthy choices and don’t overindulge. Highly processed foods tend to be high in fat, salt, and empty carbohydrates, so avoid those. Get … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Ah, Chocolate… Why Do We Love You So?

We love chocolate – but why do we associate it so much with love, especially around Valentine’s Day? A few reasons, according to conventional wisdom and some (not entirely conclusive) scientific research. Chocolate has two components, phenethylamine, and tryptophan, that … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How Many Steps to Fitness?

Would you like to join the “get your steps” craze, but you’re intimidated by the big 10,000 number?  You know – the common idea that we’re all supposed to get 10,000 steps a day.  Seems like a lot, doesn’t it?  … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Heart Health: Exercise Helped When a Dreaded Fear Became Real

That Friday evening began like any other. When Deb Calderara (middle) sat down to watch “Jeopardy!” she had no idea how scary things were about to get. “I started having all the classic symptoms of a heart attack,” says Deb, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Want to Live to 99? Be Like Betty!

National treasure Betty White recently turned 99 years old. And since almost everyone wants to get within striking distance of a century on earth – and since ABSOLUTELY everyone adores Betty White – let’s see what longevity tips we can … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: Meet 2 ‘Older’ Superwomen Who Prove the Power of Fitness

In the world of older women taking control of their health, Vera Teachout, 65, and Cheri Hunt, 73, are myth-busting superstars. They work out several times a week with weights, machines, and cardio to stay strong and flexible in their … [CLICK TO READ MORE]