Fitness over 50 Gift Guide 2022

November 30, 2021 Did you know fitness-over-50 is one of the biggest trends in the exercise world? It’s true – has been for a few years now — with millions of people in the demographic, and more coming every year (Hello, Gen X-ers!) So, chances are good that you have some folks on your guest …

We’re Grateful for These 15 Facts about Fitness after 50

November 23, 2021 It’s funny how events, and a little time, can enrich our perspective – like how much the pandemic has changed the way the world thinks about healthy living, especially for people over 50. You could say we’re more aware than ever of the relationship between lifestyle habits and remaining safe from diseases. …

His Workouts and Diet Are Making Gains against Diabetes

November 16, 2021 Lee Bacchi went on and off the exercise wagon for decades – not really training with a purpose, but going to the gym sometimes. That continued even after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago. But finally, this year, his growing belly was getting to be too …

Why Exercise Boosts Your Creativity

November 9, 2021 Exercise boosts creative thinking of all kinds. Want proof? Michael, a corporate attorney, solves his complicated work problems while swimming. Todd, who manages PR for a large communications firm, likes to have one-on-one meetings with his direct reports at the company gym. And Lyndsey, a photographer, cleared her head to open her …

How His Fear of Needles Got Him Moving

November 11, 2021 Fear can be a powerful motivator. Forget about the entertaining scares from ghosts, aliens and the supernatural. Think about how fear – blind TERROR – can cause us to take action. It’s the classic  “fight or flight” response that’s hard-wired into human behavior, right? For Rocky Eilerston, it was simple, powerful and …

What Muscle Means to You after 50

October 26, 2021 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 later in life, we need …

She’s Fighting to Lose the Pandemic Weight – and Loving It

October 19, 2021 Mary Frances Benton, 59, knows it will take some time to lose 40 pounds. But she’s already down 15 since February, so her spirit is strong. She’s also done this before. About 10 years ago, Mary Frances noticed that she was gaining weight. There wasn’t a main reason she could cite, so …

Health and Strength Keep You, and Your Life, Balanced

Throughout your life, you’ve probably had period where you felt like everything was in balance. You were healthy. Your relationships were strong. Your career was going well… And, if you’re like most people, you’ve also had those moments when you felt unbalanced – like something wasn’t right, and it was dragging you down in other …

10 Tips to Keep Exercise from Becoming Boring

October 6, 2021 10 Tips to Keep Exercise from Becoming Boring Let’s talk about a few things that are boring. Just for a minute. There’s a long, pointless lecture about an obscure subject, right? And, say, an endless game of Monopoly no one can seem to win. But do you know what’s NOT boring? Taking …

How Exercise Helps During and After Menopause

September 28, 2021 Selene Yeager was in her late 40s when she started noticing strange changes in her body and mood. A lifelong competitive athlete, Selene noticed that her training wasn’t having its usual effect. She had night sweats and anxiety, but she brushed it all off. She learned later that she had begun going …