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Fitness is Essential to Enjoying the Things You Love the Most

Fitness is essential if you want to age well, live independently your entire life, and tick all those things off your bucket list. Vince 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 …

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15 Facts about Fitness after 50

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. At least, I …

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Being Grateful Is Good for Your Health

Gratitude is important every day, not just on Thanksgiving. Gratitude is good for our physical, mental, spiritual and social health – and it even has a relationship to exercise. Being Grateful Is Good for Your Health “Studies suggest that making a habit of noticing what’s going well in your life could have health benefits,” the …

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His Workouts and Diet Are Making Gains against Diabetes

Lee B. 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 much. Shirts were …

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Staying Fit Enough to Function in Everyday Life

You already know lots of reasons why you should exercise regularly. And maybe you shake your head and say, “Not for me.” Maybe you don’t want to look, feel, and move better; manage your blood pressure; prevent Type 2 diabetes, etc. Are You Fit Enough to Function? But have you thought about being able to …

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What Muscle Means to You after 50

What does it mean to have muscle? And what will muscle mean to you after fifty? 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 to …

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

Mary Frances Benton, 59, knows it will take some time to lose the pandemic weight – 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, …

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He’s a Running Source of Inspiration for Anyone

Everyone has a bucket list, and for some people, “running a marathon” is on it. Looking for a source of inspiration? If running a marathon sounds impossible later in life, Brent W. is living proof that it’s not. And even if you don’t want to run to the curb, let alone a long race, we …

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