We’re Grateful for These 15 Facts about Fitness after 50

It’s funny how events, and a little time, can enrich our perspective – like how much the pandemic has changed the way the world thinks about healthy living, especially for people over 50. You could say we’re more aware than … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Keep Those Shoulders Moving

  What is your body’s most mobile joint? It’s the shoulders. Just think about it. You can move your shoulders pretty freely (we hope) in all directions. What other joint can do that? Your shoulders are one of the body’s … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Workouts and Diet Make Gains Against Diabetes

Lee Bacchi went on and off the exercise wagon for decades – not really training with a purpose, but going to the gym sometimes. That continued even after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Exercise Boosts Creative Thinking

  Exercise boosts creative thinking of all kinds. Want proof? Michael, a corporate attorney, solves his complicated work problems while swimming. Todd, who manages PR for a large communications firm, likes to have one-on-one meetings with his direct reports at … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Can You Really Avoid Gaining Weight Over the Holidays? Yes!

When fall and winter come around, so do the holidays – a time for happiness, but also a time for stress. Not all methods for coping with holiday stress are healthy! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve all … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

5 Fast Facts about Lowering High Blood Pressure

  Everyone knows high blood pressure is a killer. It’s the No. 1 cause of heart attacks in the United States, and the most important risk factor for strokes. And we know it’s a bigger problem later in life, afflicting … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How His Fear Got Him Moving

Fear can be a powerful motivator. Forget about the entertaining scares from ghosts, aliens and the supernatural. Think about how fear – blind TERROR – can cause us to take action. It’s the classic  “fight or flight” response that’s hard-wired … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Core Is More Than Your Abs

You’ve heard how important it is to keep your core strong. But if you think that means tons of time on your back performing sit-ups and crunches, think again. The core involves so much more than your abs – and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What Muscle Means to You after 50

What does it mean to have muscle? When we were kids, we probably thought of athletes and superheroes. In our 20s, we might have associated muscle with lots of weightlifting in the gym and young men with bulging physiques. But … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

She’s Fighting to Lose the Pandemic Weight – and Loving It

Mary Frances Benton, 59, knows it will take some time to lose 40 pounds. But she’s already down 15 since February, so her spirit is strong. She’s also done this before. About 10 years ago, Mary Frances noticed that she … [CLICK TO READ MORE]