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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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Exercise Plays a Crucial Role in Preventing, Treating Diabetes

Ten years ago, Alan Rosenthal was a fit 60-year-old who had just returned from a long bicycle trip through France. Then a simple blood test revealed type 2 diabetes. His doctor gave him a three-day course on diet, exercise, and self-care for a diabetic. The doctor also recommended a local trainer. And, even though Alan …

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Top Ten List: Fitness and How We Spend (or Invest) Money on Ourselves

  Do You Invest Your Money for Health & Fitness? Money is funny. We use it to justify so many priorities, and at least as many rationalizations. So, when people say they don’t have the money to spend on fitness, it’s helpful to pause and ask: Do you not have the money to spend, or …

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Exercise Is A Strong Tool Against Breast Cancer

Exercise and Breast Cancer Every October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month puts a spotlight on the disease that afflicts millions of women. Rickye Lamm is among those who want to make sure exercise is always included in the conversation around prevention, treatment, recovery and support. Rickye, 67, was diagnosed in 2001 and had operations on both …

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How Exercise Is Key to Overall Wellness

Exercise is Key to Overall Wellness & Quality of Life You know that exercise is the key to physical fitness, especially later in life. But did you also know that fitness is, in turn, the key to wellness, or our overall wellbeing, as we age? That’s right. Having strength, stamina and agility well after 50 …

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Why Runners over 50 Need to Lift Weights

Like a lot of lifelong runners over 50, Grady Cash was so passionate about his sport that he never had much interest in lifting weights. But that changed a few years ago after he finished last in a short-distance race and noticed the guys who beat him were built differently. They had bigger shoulders, more …

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Enjoying the Things You Love the Most – And How Fitness is Essential

Enjoying the Things You Love 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 and get healthy enough to play with his grandkids. What do these 60-somethings have in common? They all …

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How To Stick With It

Starting on the road to fitness or a healthier lifestyle can be challenging enough. But staying on that road for the long haul? Well, that can be another issue altogether. That’s how Clay Lambert feels these days. The 56-year-old journalist is off to a great start in exercising more and eating better. In just three …

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Exercise Equipment Doesn’t Come with Age Limits

  Exercise Equipment for Older Adults Stop – in the name of age? Believe it or not, some mature adults are discouraged from working out by well-meaning people using old stereotypes like these: “Put that thing down before you hurt yourself.” “No, that equipment isn’t for you golden oldies.”  “Just walk a few minutes when …

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Success Story: When Neuropathy Threatened Her Hobby, She Beat It Back with Exercise

  Donna G. loves to hike, especially in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where her sister lives. Three years ago, Donna broke her ankle on a hike. That’s when doctors discovered she has neuropathy – weakness and numbness due to nerve damage – in most of her legs. Doctors told her they couldn’t regrow the …

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