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10 Movement Snacks and Other Small Steps to Wellbeing

Snacking is bad for you, right? Well, not necessarily. Let’s consider the idea of movement snacks. When we use the idea of “snacking” for exercise, or just movement, and other aspects of wellbeing, it can take us far on our daily goals to live better. We still need our full, well-balanced “meals” of gym workouts, …

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Heart Health: Exercise Helped When a Dreaded Fear Became Real

That Friday evening began like any other. When Deb C. (middle) sat down to watch “Jeopardy!” she had no idea how scary things were about to get. “I started having all the classic symptoms of a heart attack,” says Deb, who was 57 at the time. “I felt like someone was sitting on my chest …

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Why Your Process Goal Deserves More Focus Than Your Target Outcome

Did you start the new year with a big goal? Many of us do every year, right? We tell ourselves things like “I will lose XX pounds by this date!”  “I will save XX money by that date!”  “I will find my life partner … or my next career move … or set a retirement …

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Being Physically Fit Helped Him Recover from Covid-19

You probably already know that exercise helps you stay strong, healthy and independent as you get older. But it also helps when life throws you a curve in the form of, say, an injury or medical treatment common to older people. It can even help you recover from Covid-19. Take it from Andrew, 64, who …

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Gift Guide: How to Encourage Fitness over 50

Shopping will be different this holiday season – just like everything else this year, right? But we can still have fun in choosing gifts for the special people in our lives. To help, I’ve gathered a few suggestions for you, just to get you thinking. By the way, I’m curious – how do you like …

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7 Healthy Habits to Stay Fit after 50

What’s the No. 1 secret to healthy living after 50? It’s not a pill, powder, diet, or anything you can buy. It’s consistency – nurturing healthy habits like exercising and eating right over time. The whole point of habits is that behaviors happen on auto-pilot like they’re second nature. Once healthy habits are established, they …

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10 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

What a year! Too bad we can’t just snap our fingers and enjoy a “normal” healthy holiday season, right? Well, 2020’s unique circumstances can bring a key reminder about living healthy after 50: Exercise, nutrition, sleep, and stress management are more important than ever – and consistency is vital to getting fit AND to staying …

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Set Your Self-Care Goals Now for the Busy Holiday Season

Are you taking care of yourself? I don’t mean just exercising and eating right – although those are truly important to your health and wellbeing. I also mean “self-care” activities that too many busy mature adults shrug off as self-indulgent, selfish or just not as important as “caring” for others. Things like managing stress, getting …

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Fight Back with Fitness to Stay Strong and Healthy – No Matter Your Age

In a year dominated by a pandemic that hits hardest against mature adults, many are overlooking an obvious way to do their best to stay strong and healthy. By exercising, we gain spectacular health benefits, including a stronger immunity system. These benefits have no age limit. “Whether you’re in your 40s or your 80s, you …

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