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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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Belly Fat & How to Get Rid Of It

Nobody likes belly fat, but almost everybody struggles with it to some degree. Among all kinds of fat, belly fat is the one that gets the most attention. I am frequently asked to help my clients lose weight – and often, it’s specifically about the extended, round belly that tends to accumulate after 50 or …

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Eat the Rainbow for 5 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables

  Here’s a fun way to make sure you’re getting the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Just eat the rainbow every day! Fruits and vegetables come in all colors, not just green. So make an effort to eat something of a different hue, from oranges to red apples. It’ll make shopping in the …

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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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Want to Prevent Alzheimer’s & Depression? Why Exercise is so Important

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 short time, her mood was better. Suzuki (above) had more energy and focus. …

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“Just Walking” is Just the First Step

I’m often asked if just walking is “good enough” exercise for people over 50. The short answer is: Nope. Sorry, but it’s not. Walking IS a great first step – pun intended. So, if you’re thinking of starting an exercise program, then yes – get up and go for a walk. Or, if you’ve been …

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Exercise is Key for Brain and Mental Health

How do you feel today? It’s a simple question that can bring a lot of different responses, right? You might say, “I feel great – had a checkup with the doctor yesterday and everything’s good.”  Or, “I feel kinda crabby… Didn’t get much sleep last night.”  Or even, “I feel tired and sore, and I …

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Healthy Living – Your Diet Is More Than What You Eat

When someone asks about your diet, you naturally think about food, right? As a professional Personal Trainer and Health Coach who takes a holistic approach to wellbeing, I believe that your diet is more than what you eat. What if we expand our ideas about the word “diet” to include everything we consume in other …

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