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How to Build Healthy Habits in the New Year (and Beyond)

Habits can be hard to form, particularly later in life when we might want to rely on familiar ways. But, armed with strong information and reliable tactics, you can adjust your tactics to build healthy habits in 2022 and beyond. See, it turns out we’ve been thinking about forming habits all wrong. It’s not about …

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22 Reasons to Be Fit in 2022

Heading into a new year, so many of us are determined to take better care of ourselves – but then too often lose our steam by about the third week in January. It helps if you have good reasons to get fit – or, heck, even to stay fit, if you’re already active. Some of …

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Fitness is Essential to Enjoying the Things You Love the Most

Fitness is essential if you want to age well, live independently your entire life, and tick all those things off your bucket list. Vince wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Sheba wanted to participate with her son, a Special Olympian, and inspire other women to exercise. Ari wanted to lose weight …

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His Workouts and Diet Are Making Gains against Diabetes

Lee B. went on and off the exercise wagon for decades – not really training with a purpose, but going to the gym sometimes. That continued even after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago. But finally, this year, his growing belly was getting to be too much. Shirts were …

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Staying Fit Enough to Function in Everyday Life

You already know lots of reasons why you should exercise regularly. And maybe you shake your head and say, “Not for me.” Maybe you don’t want to look, feel, and move better; manage your blood pressure; prevent Type 2 diabetes, etc. Are You Fit Enough to Function? But have you thought about being able to …

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What Muscle Means to You after 50

What does it mean to have muscle? And what will muscle mean to you after fifty? When we were kids, we probably thought of athletes and superheroes. In our 20s, we might have associated muscle with lots of weightlifting in the gym and young men with bulging physiques. But later in life, we need to …

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Still Running at 83: Personal Health Is Our Individual Responsibility

Vince O. is an 83-year-old marathoner who didn’t let heart surgery keep him from running. And Vince, a former US Ambassador to his native Slovenia, has a message: You are the ultimate arbiter of your personal health. “It’s a mental frame of mind on how you want to live and how you believe in living,” …

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Success Story: Weightlifting Improves Bone Density

Barb D, age 76, sees the stereotypes against older people exercising to stay strong, and she shatters them every chance she gets. She knows firsthand that weightlifting improves bone density. Not only does Barb love lifting weights and setting records, but she sees herself as a quality-of-life ambassador for other “little old ladies.” Barb crushes …

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7 Top Reasons to Be Fit for the Rest of Your Life

Why should you exercise? So you can be fit for the rest of your life! If you think it’s too late or you’re too old, well, you couldn’t be more wrong. If you want to enjoy life as much as possible after 50, then you have more reasons than ever to get and stay fit. …

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Resistance Training Prevents Obesity, Study Indicates

Women and men over 50 who want to avoid obesity should be lifting weights regularly. That’s the finding of a large new study of how resistance training (weights, medicine balls, Kettlebells, resistance bands, etc.) can improve and lengthen lives. We tend to think of cardio exercise, like jogging or biking, to fight fat. Resistance Training …

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