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Enjoying the Things You Love the Most – And How Fitness is Essential

Enjoying the Things You Love 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 and get healthy enough to play with his grandkids. What do these 60-somethings have in common? They all …

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How To Stick With It

Starting on the road to fitness or a healthier lifestyle can be challenging enough. But staying on that road for the long haul? Well, that can be another issue altogether. That’s how Clay Lambert feels these days. The 56-year-old journalist is off to a great start in exercising more and eating better. In just three …

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Exercise Equipment Doesn’t Come with Age Limits

  Exercise Equipment for Older Adults Stop – in the name of age? Believe it or not, some mature adults are discouraged from working out by well-meaning people using old stereotypes like these: “Put that thing down before you hurt yourself.” “No, that equipment isn’t for you golden oldies.”  “Just walk a few minutes when …

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Success Story: When Neuropathy Threatened Her Hobby, She Beat It Back with Exercise

  Donna G. loves to hike, especially in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where her sister lives. Three years ago, Donna broke her ankle on a hike. That’s when doctors discovered she has neuropathy – weakness and numbness due to nerve damage – in most of her legs. Doctors told her they couldn’t regrow the …

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Drink Up: Active Seniors Need to Get Plenty of Water

Are you getting enough water every day? It’s an important question for everyone, especially when temperatures are high outdoors. It’s even more key for older people – and still more relevant for older people who are physically active (which we certainly hope you are). The common refrain is usually that people should drink 8 ounces …

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How Many Steps Per Day Do We Need To Improve Health?

Steps, Steps, How Many Steps? With the rise of wearable tech like Fitbits and smart watches, we all have heard we should take 10,000 steps a day for better health. But why 10,000? What’s so special about that number? It turns out that figure is more than twice as high as it needs to be, …

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Exercise: A Powerful Weapon to Fight Depression, Heart Disease

Our friend James is concerned about his 82-year-old mother, who lost her husband and sister within a couple of months this year. She’s showing signs of depression, which can be grave. Plus, she was recently diagnosed with AFib, or atrial fibrillation, and is working with her doctors to bring her heart to a proper, steady …

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Exercise Improves Health, No Matter When You Begin

  Large Survey Proves Exercise Improves Health We like to say it’s never too late to start exercising to enjoy the health benefits it brings, like reducing disease and even improving your life span. Exercise improves health. Let’s face it, there are no drugs that cure the chronic diseases caused by poor lifestyle choices. Drugs …

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Exercise Proves a Powerful Weapon against Cancer: Meet One Man Who Knows It First Hand

How Exercise Helps Fight Cancer Bill Gillis has always been an athlete, running and lifting weights for most of his 71 years. That helped more than he could’ve imagined when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 abdominal cancer in 2015 and given an 11 percent chance to live. “I never missed a workout and had …

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