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]

Gimme 5: Here’s What Can Happen When You Start Exercising

Want to play a game of “What’s the Point?” It goes like this. Think of all the times you’ve said “What’s the Point” of doing the right thing for yourself, your family, and your community. Like this: What’s the point … [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]

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]

Dance, Martial Arts and More: The Healing Power of Movement

We love sharing stories about people over 50 who find a new lease on life through exercise. And this one is special because the miracles of movement came as a surprise. Susan Palmer (pictured, in the white shirt) wasn’t looking … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Why Everyone over 50 Should Be Lifting Weights – Including You

If you’re over 50 or so, you might be gaining weight, developing high blood pressure, and becoming frailer and weaker by the day. It’s true. Sorry. Plus, if you’re like most people, you’re worried about falling and developing dementia. But … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fight Back with Fitness to Stay Strong and Healthy – No Matter Your Age

In a year dominated by a pandemic that hits hardest against mature adults, many are overlooking an obvious way to do their best to stay healthy. By exercising, we gain spectacular health benefits, including a stronger immunity system. These benefits … [CLICK TO READ MORE]