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Start Exercising Now: Busy Times Can Be the Best

Did you know that the busy holiday season can be a great time to start exercising? “I don’t have time.” “I’m too busy.” “Maybe later when there’s not so much going on.” I hear this throughout the year. “I don’t have time” is a leading reason people don’t exercise. Busy Times Can Be the Best …

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Being a Grandparent is WAY More Fun When You’re Fit

The holidays are a great opportunity for “quality time” between grandparents and grandkids. And that includes physical activity. In fact, all year long, people over 50 say that being strong for their grandchildren is their No. 1 reason for staying fit – or for wanting to get fit in the first place. Being an active …

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Fitness Goals Keep Us on Track for Success

Fitness goals drive Jerry M. They compel him to accomplish athletic feats that most people wouldn’t attempt – let alone most people who are 76 years old. “If I just went to the gym to exercise without also having a goal in mind, I’m not sure how much progress I would make – in my …

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Embrace 7 Truths about Healthy Living after 50

Was it Freud who said we can’t get through the day without telling ourselves seven little lies? Or was it a magazine quiz we read in the dentist’s office? Doesn’t matter! The point is: We all love to tell ourselves “harmless” fibs to avoid doing something we know we “should” do. It’s easier than confronting …

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5 Tips from Your Life to Win at Fitness over 50

Want to win at fitness over 50? Here’s one of the great things about getting older: You’ve lived through enough experiences to have learned lessons about what works for you – and what doesn’t. About how to reach a goal successfully. About how to get your mindset right to win. Now, maybe you didn’t always …

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Focus on Exercise to Fight Osteoporosis

Did you know that exercise is key to maintaining strong bones as you age? And that the best way to fight osteoporosis is by doing regular strength training exercises? It is. The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation is focusing on exercise this month as it marks the annual Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. “Exercising to …

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Fitness after 50: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions I’m often asked regarding exercise after age 50. Let me know of any other questions you have! I am happy to answer questions about fitness after 50. Fitness After 50 FAQ Question: Will lifting weights make me big and bulky? Answer: No! This is a common concern, especially among …

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