How Old Are You? Well, That Depends!

They say age ain’t nothing but a number. OK, fine. But which number? When someone asks, “How old are you?” do they mean your chronological age – which is how many years you’ve been on the earth? Do they mean … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Strength Helps Him Be an Active Granddad

What type of grandparent do you want to be? The strong and healthy kind that plays with the grandkids, even learning new sports later in life? Or the frail, retreating kind that sits and watches, instead? Well, we all know … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Invest the Time and Money – You DO Have Both!

Here’s the thing about excuses: They’re nonsense. (There’s another popular term we won’t use here.) You say you don’t have time or money to take care of yourself? How about, “I’m too old” for good measure? Those are the most … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Why He Switched from Running to Strength Training

Back in graduate school more than 30 years ago, Rami Odeh worked on an early study to learn if people over 80 could see any benefits from weight training. Back then, conventional wisdom said it was hopeless. But the study … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

15 Reasons You MUST Lift Weights After 50

After age 50 or so, many people start to gain weight, develop high blood pressure, and become frailer and weaker by the day. Plus, we have universal fears that getting older means we’ll be likely to fall and develop dementia, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Answers to Your Fitness Questions

Sometimes we like to share answers to questions we get asked the most. Here are a few of them. Enjoy! Question: Are there any real health benefits to it? Answer: It’s hard for us to believe, but we hear this … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Build the Mindset for Fitness Success

One of the great things about getting older is this: By now, you’ve learned how important it is to have the right mindset in building a new habit or working toward a goal. Right? You’ve done this countless times throughout … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Friends and Fitness Make All the Difference

Here’s a universal story about the power of exercise and friendship, even if it involves circumstances, locations and activities most people might never do. Exercising with a group helps ensure success. And sometimes, nothing’s more important than good friends. That’s … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Benefits of Exercise Have No Age Limit, Study Finds

A massive study made headlines by concluding that not exercising is worse for your health than smoking and diabetes. But many readers over 50 will be glad to know that the study also has a huge age-related finding: The spectacular … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Myth Busters: Strength Training Won’t Make You ‘Bulky’

Too many myths cloud the topics of aging and fitness. They keep people from living a healthy lifestyle, and most come from younger people and society at large. But there’s one super-persistent myth that people over 50 perpetuate themselves. To … [CLICK TO READ MORE]