Exercise Is Key for Brain and Mental Health, Too

How do you feel today? It’s a simple question that can bring a lot of different responses, right? You might say, “I feel great – had a checkup with the doctor yesterday and everything’s good.” Or, “I feel kinda crabby… … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Rotation Keeps Us Moving for Real Life

At the gym, we often perform exercises in straight lines, like lifting a bar straight up, right? Our feet are generally even and parallel. All that’s great, but it’s not enough, since we don’t move like that in real life … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Here’s A Special Way to Celebrate Another Birthday

What sounds like a perfect way to celebrate your 75th birthday? For Jerry Mathis, it wasn’t about cake or resting by the pool. Jerry ran his first Spartan race, instead. It was a 5k course with 20 obstacles like climbing … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Why We Need to Hold onto Our Muscle Mass: ‘Use It or Lose It’

A year ago, Pam was vibrant, an active member of a fitness studio, and celebrating her 83rd birthday. But after the Covid-19 pandemic kept her mostly housebound, she grew frail and hunched over, concerning her children and sending her back … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

A Fitness Love Story: They Just Love Being Together

Some couples enjoy doing a few things together. Some value their time apart for hobbies and working out. Liz and Rich Clapp love doing almost everything together, including much of their exercise. “We are best friends to each other and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Heart Health: Exercise Helped When a Dreaded Fear Became Real

That Friday evening began like any other. When Deb Calderara (middle) sat down to watch “Jeopardy!” she had no idea how scary things were about to get. “I started having all the classic symptoms of a heart attack,” says Deb, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Skiing (Far) after 50: He’s Ready to Hit the Slopes Again This Year

Dick O’Loughlin, 84, is getting ready to go skiing this winter, just as he has for more than 40 years. Covid can’t stop him from enjoying his outdoor passion. Just like strength-and-balance workouts with a personal trainer keep him in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Science Proves It: More Exercise Means Less Risk of Heart Disease

A scientific study shows something we’ve believed here for a long time: Physical activity is good for your heart, no matter what your age. Being active keeps your heart stronger and healthier than being inactive. And the more you exercise, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Set Your Self-Care Goals Now for the Busy Holiday Season

Are you taking care of yourself? We don’t mean just exercising and eating right – although those are truly important to your health and wellbeing. We also mean “self-care” activities that too many busy mature adults shrug off as self-indulgent, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Intense Training Works Wonders for Older People, Large Study Finds

How hard do you like to exercise? Some people over 50 think a leisurely stroll is good enough. Others turn up the intensity to get a good sweat. New research suggests “older” people should lean toward the latter, according to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]