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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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These Women Show That Bone Density Can Improve With Online Personal Training

Aurilla W. has always been outdoorsy, active and strong. So, when she was diagnosed with osteoporosis a few years ago, she didn’t hesitate to start regular resistance training in a fitness studio to improve her bones and muscles. And with the coronavirus recently closing that studio to in-person exercise, Aurilla, now 71, wasn’t about to …

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Gaining Inspiration From the 62-Year-Old Plank World Record Holder

  George Hood, a 62-year-old former Marine, made headlines recently when he broke the Guinness World Record for holding a plank position at a mindboggling time of 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds. Even people who are very fit will struggle to hold a plank for more than a few minutes. Hood worked hard …

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Fitness and Heart Health: How Strength Training Battles the No. 1 Killer

Strength Training and Heart Health Everyone says they want to stay “young at heart.” But are they willing to lift weights to do it? Conventional wisdom has long held that running is better for heart health than weightlifting. Some research says that’s not so. For example, in one survey, scientists looked at health records of 4,000 …

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