Strength Training to Push What’s Possible

India Bridgette is a professor in the course titled “What’s Possible?” The 61-year-old champion sprinter and former Marine knows it takes discipline to answer that question and to excel at anything. She recently added strength training to that answer, too … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How the Gym Helped ‘Get My Act Together’ After Cancer

Todd Allen and his wife took a European trip seven years ago. He felt terrible by the time they got home. Blood tests revealed cancer. Stage 4. Bone marrow. Todd went through 18 months of chemotherapy and had knee surgery … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Active ‘Older’ Adults Are Trendy – Again!

You might not realize it, but if you’re getting fit or staying fit after 50, then you are riding the wave of one of the hottest trends in fitness around the world. TWO trends, actually, according to the American College … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How Exercise Keeps Us Moving Right

Moving with stability and control can become more challenging as we age. If you’ve noticed this, then it might be time to start exercising to increase your mobility. For example, can you squat down and then get back up? Do … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

She Proves It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

A motto can be effective for anyone trying to get in shape. Angela Staab uses one you’ve heard before or seen on T-shirts. But she also has come up with her own bit of advice and encouragement: “You can’t be … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Being a Grandparent is WAY More Fun When You’re Fit

The holidays are a great opportunity for “quality time” between grandparents and grandkids. And that includes physical activity. In fact, all year long, people over 50 say that being strong for their grandchildren is their No. 1 reason for staying … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Exercise, Eat Right, and Know Your Diabetes Risk

Around the world, some 540 million adults have diabetes, and the number will soar in the coming years. Almost half of those people are undiagnosed, and the disease caused 6.7 million deaths globally in 2021, according to the International Diabetes … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: He Shed Unhappiness with the Extra Pounds

Actor Doug Spearman was in a funk a few years ago – unhappy and overweight at 210 pounds on his 5’8” frame. His TV series “Noah’s Ark,” a glossy gay rom-com in the “Sex and the City” mold, had concluded. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Should I Run or Lift Weights? More Fitness over 50 FAQs

Here are more of the questions we’re often asked about exercise after age 50. Let us know of any other questions you have! We are happy to answer them. Question: Is it better at my age to run or lift … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How Many Steps? Looks Like 10,000 Was Right

For some reason, we all started thinking we had to take 10,000 steps a day for good health. It seemed to take hold when fitness trackers became popular, and we all were talking about “getting my steps in” every day. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]