Want to Live Long and Well? Keep Moving!

Barb Markelz is one of those people who personify the belief that movement is the key to healthy, happy living. We couldn’t agree more! Barb spent her career teaching physical education, always moving and instilling movement as a value in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Exercise can overcome genetics to fight obesity in mature women, study finds

Here’s good news for mature women who think obesity is just part of their DNA. It turns out that exercise lowers their risk of obesity, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 8,200 women of European ancestry in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Focus on Exercise to Fight Osteoporosis

Did you know that exercise is key to maintaining strong bones as you age? It is. The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation is focusing on exercise this month as it marks the annual Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. “Exercising to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Plan to Keep Working? Then Plan to Stay Fit

After 50, questions about retirement plans are as common as “What’s your major” back in college. It used to be 65 was the standard target for most people. But retirement plans have shifted generationally, along with everything else. And while … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Thousands of Older Athletes Race Back for the National Senior Games

One of our favorite events for active agers is back for the first time since 2019. We love the National Senior Games because of the boundless inspiration they offer everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Thousands of people will … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Where were you in ’82?

It’s been two generations since fitness became part of the broader culture, but still, most of us don’t exercise regularly. We see it everywhere – from gyms and studios to home workout equipment, from wearables like Apple watches to “athleisure” … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Adjusting Workouts Makes Them Personal – and Better

Tony, a lifelong tennis player, is in his mid-50s now. When he started noticing his game wasn’t as sharp as it used to be, he thought gym workouts might help restore his power and relieve some pain. But the trainer … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Strengthen Your Balance

How much time do you spend on one foot? About 80 percent of the time when you’re walking! It’s a good fact to keep in mind when thinking about balance training and how important it is to help prevent falls … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

It’s Time to Take Back Control of Your Wellbeing

After the disruptions of the last couple of years, it’s more important than ever to take responsibility for your health and wellbeing in all its aspects. That includes exercise, of course. But we need to remember the other elements of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Exercise Helps Fight Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Sheri knew something was wrong. She’d always been active, particularly enjoying daily walks. But lately, her balance and posture were off. Her knees jerked. Her hands trembled. So when her doctor diagnosed her with Parkinson’s disease last year, it was … [CLICK TO READ MORE]