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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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Five Easy Tips For Fat Loss After Fifty

Fat loss after 50 seems hard for most people. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep a healthy weight through exercise and eating right. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight, statistics show. And numbers are similar in other English-speaking countries. Our metabolisms slow down as we get older. But obesity isn’t caused by reaching a certain …

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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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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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The Power of Knowing Why: What’s Your Main Motivation for Fitness?

What’s your primary motivation for fitness? If you want to get fit or stay fit after 50, you need a good motivator — a primary reason why you want to exercise, eat right, and live a healthy lifestyle. I talk to people about this all the time. Active adults have powerful, compelling reasons why they lift …

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The First Excuse Is the Worst Excuse: Yes, You Really Do Have Time

As a Personal Trainer and Health Coach, the worst excuse people come up with for not keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is “I don’t have time for exercise.” This is basically the grown-up version of “The dog ate my homework.” Worst Excuse “I don’t have time to exercise.” How many times have you said …

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Research Keeps Showing How Meditation Is So Helpful

  As a Personal Trainer and Health Coach who takes a holistic approach to health and fitness, I already know how meditation can be helpful to a person’s wellbeing. It has certainly helped me. So, Slow down and relax. Unplug. Take it easy. These are all phrases to describe an ancient practice that helps improve …

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Weightlifting Improves Sleep – Plus More Tips for Restful Nights

Weightlifing Improves Sleep Weightlifting has countless health benefits for people over age 50, all throughout life. Resistance training for mature adults keeps us from losing muscle mass as we age. You might already know that it helps with weight loss, balance, blood pressure, and mood. Did you also know that weightlifting improves sleep, too? That’s …

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Want to prevent Alzheimer’s, depression and more? Here’s why exercise is so important

Can exercise or physical fitness prevent Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia? Wendy Suzuki was a successful scientist and academic. But in her 50s, she was so immersed in work that she had no social life, and she was overweight due to lack of activity. So she went back to the gym. After a …

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