Why the ‘Grandma Years’ Are the Happiest for Women

A common myth about aging says that after 50, people (especially women) face a dreary life of loneliness, physical difficulty, and despair. But the opposite is true for millions, who are finding that the “grandma years” are turning out to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

After Deep Loss, A Powerful Friendship Blossoms at the Gym

When Glenna Brown’s husband became ill, she found that regular exercise at a nearby studio helped her deal with the stress and remain strong enough to be a good caregiver.  When he died, Glenna (above, left) found more: a loving … [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]

Ensuring Functional Longevity

With the advanced medicine we have today, an extra 30 years could be added to your life.  The question is will you still have a high quality of life during those extra 30 years? Functional longevity is maintaining the ability … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Having trouble fitting fitness in during the holiday frenzy?

  Diets and exercise regimens often fall apart during the holidays.  But our hints will help you get everything done while still fitting in time for fitness.     Here are some of my Helpful Holly Hints for fitting “holidaze” fitness in: When … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Resolution Rescue

  Does your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution need to be rescued?  This is how you can use CPR to rescue it.  I’ll give you the 411 before you need to call 911. Did you start out the year determined … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Change is good! Consider new Cardio options.

We all fall into a rut sometimes when we continue to do the same thing over and over again.  Your body gets into a rut when you continue to do the same form of cardio exercise over and over again. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Your Healthy Lifestyle Travels with you!

This is Laura Gourgas, a Fitting Fitness In (“FFI”) client.  She is wearing her FFI T-shirt that she earned while walking in a 5K race in Littleton, MA.  She is wearing it while on her mission trip to Lebanon.  Laura … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Dancing to the Jingle Bell Rock

If you are going to be attending those holiday parties, make sure you dance the night away or better yet dance the calories away.  Dancing is a great way to burn calories. The popular show “Dancing with the Stars” is … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Are you feeling as stuffed as yesterday’s turkey? Burn off your stuffing with these activities.

  Enjoy spending time with your family this Thanksgiving weekend and make it an active one. Go for a long hike. Get some fresh air while you can.  If the weather is not cooperating, play Nintendo Wii together.  The bowling game … [CLICK TO READ MORE]