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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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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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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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Gift Guide: How to Encourage Fitness over 50

Shopping will be different this holiday season – just like everything else this year, right? But we can still have fun in choosing gifts for the special people in our lives. To help, I’ve gathered a few suggestions for you, just to get you thinking. By the way, I’m curious – how do you like …

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7 Healthy Habits to Stay Fit after 50

What’s the No. 1 secret to healthy living after 50? It’s not a pill, powder, diet, or anything you can buy. It’s consistency – nurturing healthy habits like exercising and eating right over time. The whole point of habits is that behaviors happen on auto-pilot like they’re second nature. Once healthy habits are established, they …

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Fight Back with Fitness to Stay Strong and Healthy – No Matter Your Age

In a year dominated by a pandemic that hits hardest against mature adults, many are overlooking an obvious way to do their best to stay strong and healthy. By exercising, we gain spectacular health benefits, including a stronger immunity system. These benefits have no age limit. “Whether you’re in your 40s or your 80s, you …

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Good News About Aging Well

Are you longing for some good news about aging? We all are. This is one of the most trying years in recent memory, with the pandemic leading the way. It’s enough to make some of us just want to hibernate until things get better, isn’t it? But guess what? We’re not bears. And we don’t …

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