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The First Excuse Is the Worst Excuse: Yes, You Really Do Have Time

As a Personal Trainer and Health Coach, the worst excuse people come up with for not keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is “I don’t have time for exercise.” This is basically the grown-up version of “The dog ate my homework.” Worst Excuse “I don’t have time to exercise.” How many times have you said …

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Getting Fit Gives You the Power to Travel Anywhere You Like

  Are you fit enough to have the power to travel anywhere you’d like to go? Kay Willoughby turns 75 in November. In just the last decade, she’s been fishing in Alaska, scuba diving in the Florida Keys, and hiking through the great cities of Europe. But on a recent river cruise in Russia, she …

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Caregiver, Care for Thyself: Staying Fit Is Key in Demanding Situations

The Baby Boom Generation is becoming The Caregiver Generation. As a fifty-something with a Mother living with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, this is something I’m going through myself right now. And I’m not alone. Millions of adults over 50 provide physical care and emotional support to parents or other family members and friends. Some also take …

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Pulling, Bending, Pushing and Lifting: How Working Out Can Help You in the Garden

Do you have the fitness for gardening? Amanda Hockley loves gardening in her backyard. “I find it meditative, and I can leave all my worries behind me,” says Amanda, 59, an administrator in a law firm. But a couple of years ago, painful arthritis began getting in the way of her favorite hobby – which …

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No Bones about It: Exercise Is Great for Bone Health

Exercise for Bone Health Here’s another myth about exercising past 50 that we are happy to bust. You used to hear mature people say they shouldn’t lift weights because it could hurt their bones. But today’s active adult should know the truth: Strength training is great for bone health, and even helps prevent falls. People …

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Keep Your Tennis Game Strong with Time Working Out

Want to keep your tennis game strong? Playing sports is a lifetime love for countless people. And if you’re a maturing athlete, you don’t have to give up your favorite games. In fact, regular exercise at the gym or studio can keep you strong, fit and agile for just about anything. Take Brooke Kline, for …

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How Exercise Battles the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Mark Jefferson had always been an athlete, and he was still a competitive tennis player in his 60s when the trouble started. He noticed he couldn’t step as far when chasing balls. Men he used to beat easily were suddenly topping him. At Mark’s next medical checkup, his doctor noticed something about his gait and …

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Her Secret to Living to 100? Keep Moving

What’s Toni Stahl’s secret to living to 100? Keep moving! Wisdom often comes with longevity, as Toni Stahl proves. As she prepares to celebrate her 100th birthday, Mrs. Stahl credits a positive attitude, See’s dark chocolate, an occasional sip of alcohol – and her favorite activity, working out three times a week at a local …

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Forget the Myths: It’s Not Too Late to Get Fit – or Even Really Fit, If You Want

Before After It’s Not Too Late to Get Fit Have you ever heard the old saying, “The horse is out of the barn”? It’s a folksy way of telling someone it’s too late to make a change. It’s also one of the myths about fitness after 50 that I love to bust every chance I …

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