Want to Live Long and Well? Keep Moving!

May 24, 2022 Barb Markelz is one of those people who personify the belief that movement is the key to healthy, happy living. We couldn’t agree more! Barb spent her career teaching physical education, always moving and instilling movement as a value in her students. Now retired at 68, Barb has no plans to stop …

7 Summer Fitness Motivators

May 17, 2022 It feels like we’re heading into our first more-or-less normal summer in three years.  Are you looking forward to being outside in the sunshine? Seeing friends and family who live far away? Getting back to golf or tennis? We all have our favorite summer activities, and we’ve all been limited from enjoying …

5 Things That Can Happen When You Start Exercising

May 11, 2022 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 of exercising? What’s the point of dieting? What’s the point of registering …

Thousands of Older Athletes Race Back for the National Senior Games

May 3, 2022 One of our favorite events for active agers is back for the first time since 2019. We love the National Senior Games because of the boundless inspiration they offer everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Thousands of people will gather in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to compete in track and field events, …

Where were you in ’82? 

April 26, 2022 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” clothing like Lululemon. Fitness today is a $100 billion industry worldwide, which …

Adjusting Workouts Makes Them Personal – and Better

April 19, 2022 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 he used ignored Tony’s personal needs and past injuries, even when Tony …

It’s Time to Take Back Control of Your Wellbeing

April 12, 2022 After the disruptions of the last couple of years, it’s more important than ever to take responsibility for your health and wellbeing in all its aspects. That includes exercise, of course. But we need to remember the other elements of wellbeing (or wellness), too.  Most experts list six to eight categories of …

Exercise Helps Fight Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

April 5, 2022 Sheri knew something was wrong. She’d always been active, particularly enjoying daily walks. But lately her balance and posture were off. Her knees jerked. Her hands trembled. So when her doctor diagnosed her with Parkinson’s disease last year, it was almost a relief. “At least now I knew,” says Sheri, 73. She …

How to Break Through Negative Self-Talk and Soar

March 29, 2022 We all talk to ourselves about ourselves. What kind of things do you say? That you’re overweight, lazy, and too old to be fit? A lot of us struggle with an inner voice that repeats nonsense like that. But you don’t have to let it keep you from exercising, eating right and …

Fitness after 50: Frequently Asked Questions

March 22, 2022 Here are some of the questions we’re often asked regarding exercise after age 50. Let us know of any other questions you have! We are happy to answer them. Question: Will lifting weights make me big and bulky? Answer: No! Strength training is absolutely essential to healthy living as we get older. …