Oldest Olympians Carry A Special Torch

The Olympic Games are all about inspiration. And a pair of international competitors over 50 are showing this summer that age is no barrier to following athletic passion. And that goes for all of us, too – the passion to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

She Hit the Gym to Be Strong Enough for an Organ Transplant

Yvette Matthews hired a personal trainer after she started moving up the list for a liver transplant in 2011. At 57, she wanted to ensure she was fit — because any doubt that she could survive the rigors of a … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Author Shows a New Way to Start the Fitness Conversation after Age 50

Alison Bechdel might not be your typical fitness author. But that’s part of what makes her so interesting. Bechdel is a prize-winning cartoonist whose lauded graphic novel “Fun Home” became a Tony-winning smash musical on Broadway. Now she’s back with … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Pickleball Draws Countless Folks Over 50 for A New Way to Stay Active

If you think you can’t pick up a new sport later in life, then guess again. Millions of people over 50 continue to join the Pickleball craze, the fun mash-up of tennis, ping pong, and badminton played on a small … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Staying Strong Against Ageism

Ageism is ugly, mean, and stupid – and it’s also dangerous to your health. The good news? By exercising regularly and living a healthy lifestyle, you’re achieving two awesome tasks: Overcoming ageism’s negative effects on you Setting an example to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: Even MS Can’t Keep Her Away from The Gym

For Pat Harlow, the symptoms came occasionally at first. She couldn’t remember words. She had double vision and numbness on one side. Eventually, after a particularly bad episode, Pat was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 48. She kept going … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Why There’s No ‘Low Protein’ Diet

You’ve heard of low-carb diets and low-fat diets. But you’ve probably never heard of anyone telling you to avoid eating protein –especially after age 50 or so, when we need to double our efforts to get enough of it. You … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitness after 50 Is a Sliding Scale That Moves Both Ways

It’s easy to think of aging as a steady decline. But fitness proves it doesn’t have to be that simple and dreadful. If you exercise regularly, you’re more likely to maintain physical abilities. Period. So think of it as a … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Who’s Ready for Summer Sports and Fun?

Has there ever been a happier spring to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and the company of other people? After more than a year of pandemic restrictions, we are increasingly able to enjoy our favorite activities. And … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Take These 5 Steps to Longevity

If you want to live longer, these five steps are key. Don’t smoke Keep a healthy weight Get regular physical activity Consume a healthy diet Drink alcohol moderately, if at all That might not be an earth-shaking list. But the … [CLICK TO READ MORE]