Success Story: A Painful Moment Spurs Change

Big life changes often follow a moment of clarity that can be startling, liberating or even painful. For Gina Gross, 59, her epiphany came while she and her husband were taking a tour of a gym in their new community. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

5 Tips for Awesome Active Aging

Everyone wants a “magic bullet” about healthy living and staying fit. But the truth is, there simply isn’t one. Still, successful active agers do share a few traits, along with the basics of exercising regularly, eating well, sleeping enough, and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Why the ‘Grandma Years’ Are the Happiest for Women

A common myth about aging says that after 50, people (especially women) face a dreary life of loneliness, physical difficulty, and despair. But the opposite is true for millions, who are finding that the “grandma years” are turning out to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

7 Lies You Tell Yourself to Avoid Getting Fit

Was it Freud who said we can’t get through the day without telling ourselves seven little lies? Or was it a magazine quiz we read in the dentist’s office? Doesn’t matter! The point is: We all love to tell ourselves … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: She’s So Glad She Found Weightlifting

Like most women of her generation, Margaret Cone, now 79, never saw much reason to lift weights. She had always been pretty active and tried to stay in decent shape. Her family had a strong health history. But about 10 … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Physical Activity Rates High When Choosing Retirement Locations

It used to be conventional wisdom that everybody wanted to retire to Florida or another sunny spot, find a comfortable place to sit and… wait for life to wind down. Today’s active agers aren’t settling for that. Sure, some people … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

International Studies Show Baby Boomers Are Killing It

Oh, yeah! Let’s bust another myth about fitness over 50, thanks to a global study that found that “time-rich” Baby Boomers exercise more than Gen-Z. Data revealed that people 57 to 70 exercised an average of 215 minutes per week. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Daily Function or Athletic Excellence — Fitness Is the Way

  Don Phillips won a slew of medals at the recent National Senior Games. But the real value of his healthy lifestyle is far more ordinary. It’s also what so many people want as they get older: Functional fitness. Don, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Free Your Mind – And Let Your Body Follow

You say you want to start exercising and eating right, but… well, gosh… you don’t know. You just can’t. There’s no point in trying. You’ll never be able to stick with an exercise regimen now because you were awkward in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What Will Make You Finally Say, ‘It’s Time’

Here’s a common scenario for people over 50. They’ve gradually gained weight over the last couple of decades, and now they’re obese or getting there. Somewhere over the years, they stopped participating in hobbies and sports. If they ever were … [CLICK TO READ MORE]