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#LetsTalkAboutDementia: Exercise Can Help Lower Your Risk

#LetsTalkAboutDementia If you’re like most people, dementia is one of your greatest fears about aging. By the year 2050, more than 152 million people around the world will have it, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). And while there is no vaccine or cure, research that suggests exercise can reduce the risk or severity of …

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Are You Fit Enough for Travel & Over Fifty?

Remember travel? Are you over fifty and still fit enough for travel? Remember what it was like to make plans to visit somewhere special – for a new adventure, or a return to somewhere familiar? Remember then actually getting on an airplane? And staying in a hotel and eating in restaurants and …. Ah, well… …

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Here’s Why We Need to Lift Weights Later in Life

Let’s talk about muscles and why you need to lift weights to work yours on a regular basis. No, I am not talking about body-building. I am talking about the safest, most effective tool to improve your quality of life. Resistance training helps keep you from falling or otherwise hurting yourself needlessly if you’re later …

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What’s Stopping You From Improving Your Life?

What’s Stopping YOU From Improving Your Life? For people over 50 who know they should exercise but don’t, it’s always one thing after another. They say they don’t have the time. Or the money. Or they’re too old… But none of that will keep you independent as you age. It won’t keep you strong enough …

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Fitness as Disease Prevention

Why don’t we talk about fitness as disease prevention? It seems like we’ve talked more about avoiding sickness this year than ever. We have all heard many times that we’re supposed to wash hands frequently, stay at a safe distance from other people, and wear masks in public. Don’t do this, we’re told. Don’t go …

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Healthy Living Today: Top Ten Lessons

A few months into the coronavirus crisis, we have learned and been reminded of so much important information about fitness and healthy living after 50. If it helps to find a silver lining, let’s share just 10 things that have come up since all this started – and draw inspiration from them to carry on …

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Why Fight to be Fit After Fifty? Plenty of Reasons!

If young people exercise largely so they can look good, well, then: Good for them! But by age 50, 60 or so, we’re less concerned about being “beach-body ready.” We’re more motivated by things that go deep into our consciousness and values. Some people find it helps them stick with it if they identify a …

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You Can’t Afford To Take Two Months Off Your Fitness Program

Many people have been staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. With gyms closed and fitness classes canceled, options for working out are much more limited. But you can’t afford to take two months off your fitness program if you want to maintain or improve your health. That’s even more important for older adults or …

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Urban Poling, or Nordic Walking, Boosts Your Stepping Workout

Nordic Walking Walking is a terrific, popular form of relaxation and exercise, of course. But what if you could jazz it up with a couple of poles? That’s the premise behind urban poling, or Nordic walking, which is growing in popularity in North America after making a splash in Europe. It was developed to train …

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Ten Tips to Maintain Wellness During COVID-19

Fitness is so important after 50, especially now when we’ve all been spending more time at home. That’s why I’ve been doing everything I can to help you stay physically active during this time. But fitness alone isn’t enough to maintain wellness during COVID-19. It’s helpful to remember the other elements of wellness, too. We …

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