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Kelly Doyle, MS, CSCS, CES, FAS, Pn1

10 Movement Snacks and Other Small Steps to Wellbeing

Snacking is bad for you, right? Well, not necessarily. Let’s consider the idea of movement snacks. When we use the idea of “snacking” for exercise, or just movement, and other aspects of wellbeing, it can take us far on our daily goals to live better. We still need our full, well-balanced “meals” of gym workouts, …

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Heart Health: Exercise Helped When a Dreaded Fear Became Real

That Friday evening began like any other. When Deb C. (middle) sat down to watch “Jeopardy!” she had no idea how scary things were about to get. “I started having all the classic symptoms of a heart attack,” says Deb, who was 57 at the time. “I felt like someone was sitting on my chest …

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Fitness Helps You Stay Ready to Travel Again

After a year of COVID-19 keeping people close to home, are you feeling ready to travel again? Are you still fit enough to travel? A fit 51, Rick has a dream of riding his motorcycle on all seven continents. He was hoping to reach No. 6 soon, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, international travel is …

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Success Story: Meet 2 Older Superwomen Who Prove the Power of Fitness

In the world of older superwomen taking control of their health, Vera, 65, and Cheri, 73, are myth-busting superstars. They work out several times a week with weights, machines, and cardio to stay strong and flexible in their retirement. They are remarkable for doing so well what should be less remarkable in our society: Exercising …

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Posture Plays Important Health Role Later in Life

How many times did your mother harp on you about good posture when you were growing up? “Stand up straight!” “Stop slouching!” We all used to hear that as children, right? It’s even more important now, later in life. Parents might tell their kids to correct their posture more to instill pride and project confidence. …

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Success Story: After a Rough Year, He Makes It Look Easy

Have you had a rough year? You’re not alone! Howard S. had it all. At 66, he was retired from a successful career as a social worker, married and healthy. Then, 2015. Howard’s wife of 34 years abruptly left him. Several family members died. And he had an emergency hip replacement after a fall. (Can …

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Why Your Process Goal Deserves More Focus Than Your Target Outcome

Did you start the new year with a big goal? Many of us do every year, right? We tell ourselves things like “I will lose XX pounds by this date!”  “I will save XX money by that date!”  “I will find my life partner … or my next career move … or set a retirement …

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21 Reasons to Stick with Your Fitness Commitment in 2021

Whether you made a resolution to get fit or just renewed your commitment to exercise and eat right, I’m here to keep you going throughout the year with these 21 reasons to stick with it in 2021. Stick With Your Fitness Commitment in 2021: Because 2020 could not have been more challenging! This is the …

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Being Physically Fit Helped Him Recover from Covid-19

You probably already know that exercise helps you stay strong, healthy and independent as you get older. But it also helps when life throws you a curve in the form of, say, an injury or medical treatment common to older people. It can even help you recover from Covid-19. Take it from Andrew, 64, who …

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