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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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Physical Exercise is for Mental Health, Too

At every stage in life, our physical health is tied inextricably to our mental health. When we feel good physically, we’re more likely to feel good mentally, as well. And with dementia, depression, anxiety and loneliness higher among people later in life, this is one more reason to get or stay physically fit. Physical Activity …

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10 Tips for Fitness Newcomers Over Fifty – Start Today

Are you a fitness newcomer over fifty? Starting to exercise regularly at a gym or fitness studio can be intimidating for people of any age. Maybe it’s been years since you worked out regularly, and the numerous machines and confident gymgoers give you some hesitation. Don’t worry. It’s perfectly natural. Fitness newcomers over fifty naturally …

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20 Steps to Your Perfect Vision for the New Year

  What are Your Goals for the New Year? If you want to sharpen your vision for 2020, forget about resolutions, which come with heavy pressure and high failure rates. Instead, I prefer thinking about positive steps you can take every day. Living the life you want to live takes steady, concentrated intention. Why pin …

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5 Ways to Start Getting in Better Shape

  Start Getting in Better Shape – Right Now We’re in the thick of the Holiday Season and many of you are beginning to think about your annual New Years Resolution to start getting in better shape. You know, after the Holidays are over and things settle down. Or, after you get back from where …

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Gift Guide for the the Over-50 Fitness Nut or Newbie

Holiday Gift Guide Shopping to encourage fitness is easy and fun. Just think of how much of a boost you’ll be giving your loved one to get fit or stay fit. I’ve rounded up some great ideas that cover all price ranges. And, if you happen to get something for yourself along the way, well… it’ll …

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Enjoy the Holidays — But with a Plan

Many people struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle over the holiday season, with some gaining as much as 10 pounds over the last two months of the year. Halloween candy (for a couple of weeks), a huge Thanksgiving dinner (with leftovers), then several holiday parties and cookie exchanges lasting until the New Year. How can …

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Functional Fitness: In Shape for Everyday Life

What is Functional Fitness Why should you work out regularly? For big muscles? To lose weight? To beat your brother-in-law at golf? Sure, all of those are good reasons for some people. But what about working out so you are better prepared for the activities of everyday life, like carrying in groceries and putting them …

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