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. …

Enjoying the Things You Love the Most 

March 15, 2022 ince wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Sheba wanted to participate with her son, a Special Olympian, and inspire other women to exercise. Ari wanted to lose weight and get healthy enough to play with his grandkids. What do these 60-somethings have in common? They all relied on …

Want Stronger Bones? Exercise Regularly

March 8, 2022 Breaking a bone ranks high on the list of fears people have after age 50 or so. Arthritis is increasingly common. And while osteoporosis is most common among older women, it can occur in anyone. Still, many people worried about bone health don’t realize that they can take steps to improve it. …

How Exercise Can Fight Neuropathy

March 1, 2022 Karen Joseph had no idea what was happening years ago when the first symptoms on neuropathy began. She assumed the pain and numbness in her legs were from a spinal injury she suffered in a car crash. But after her diagnosis in 2014, Karen learned how debilitating neuropathy can be. And she …

A Fighter Swims His Way to Health

February 22, 2022 Some people are born fighters, and they don’t lose that spirit just because they reach a certain age. Take Herman Kelly, for example. His first name means soldier or warrior in German, and Herman started life by spending seven days in an incubator, fighting for life. He endured racism common in his …

Couples Who Sweat Together Stay Together

February 15, 2022 There are two kinds of couples when it comes to fitness. Those who work out together. And those who don’t. Which kind of relationship are you in? There are pros and cons for each, of course – and it’s entirely up to you. But since it’s the month of Valentine’s Day, right now we’re going …

Fitness Helped Him Thrive after Back Surgery

February 8, 2022 For Dr. Bruce Lockhart, it was finally back surgery that got him committed to regular exercise near retirement a decade ago. Over the years, he had treated enough patients with chronic back pain to know that he didn’t want to become one after the procedure. So he found the right trainer at …

How to Love Yourself with Fitness and Health

February 1, 2022 Over the holidays, you were probably focused on loving family and friends. With Valentine’s Day, you might turn attention to a significant other. But what about loving yourself? That’s a foreign concept to many people over 50 who spent decades caring for spouses and children – and who remember a time when …

The #10YearChallenge Shows the Power of Change

January 25, 2022 What a difference a decade makes. Just ask Debbie Stevens. Or Terry Aguilar. Or any of the hundreds of thousands of people participating in Facebook’s #10YearChallenge – including countless people over 50 who have used the last decade to improve their lives through exercise, eating right, and other healthy habits. The challenge …