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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 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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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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