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Easy Ways to Get Enough Protein After 50

Our bodies keep changing as we age, and we need to pay attention to what we eat in new ways. Especially if we want to remain strong enough to live independently in our later years. For example, after age 50 or so, people need to eat a little more protein than before. Yet this is …

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How to Plan Balanced Meals

Eating well doesn’t happen by accident. You have to plan balanced meals, which requires some preparation. What are balanced meals? Balanced meals contain all of the macronutrients: lean protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. When meals contain all of the macronutrients, you’ll have greater variety of nutrients needed for good health better control of blood sugar increased …

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What Will Finally Make You Say, “It’s Time to Change”

How do you know when it’s time to change? Here’s a common scenario for people over 50. They’ve gradually gained weight over the last couple of decades, and now they’re obese or getting there. They may have also developed chronic diseases that are caused by a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits, such as type …

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Focus on Exercise to Fight Osteoporosis

Did you know that exercise is key to maintaining strong bones as you age? And that the best way to fight osteoporosis is by doing regular strength training exercises? It is. The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation is focusing on exercise this month as it marks the annual Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. “Exercising to …

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New Evidence Shows How Exercise Lowers Depression

If you still think physical exercise is only good for the body, then check out this latest research that adds to the evidence about how exercise lowers depression and improves mental health. The Journal of American Medical Association’s Psychiatry journal just published an analysis of 15 studies involving 190,000 people to learn more about how …

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How to Break Through Negative Self-Talk and Soar

We all talk to ourselves about ourselves. It’s called “self-talk” and often times, it’s negative self-talk. What kind of things do you say? That you’re overweight, lazy, and too old to be fit? A lot of us struggle with an inner voice that repeats nonsense like that. But you don’t have to let it keep …

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How Do You Want to Change in 10 Years?

What a difference a decade makes. Just ask Debbie S., shown above. Or Terry A. Or any of the hundreds of thousands of people participating in Facebook’s #10YearChallenge – including countless people over 50 who have used the last decade to improve their lives through exercise, eating right, and other healthy habits. The challenge has …

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How Exercise Boosts Your Metabolism at Any Age

You might’ve heard people talk about their metabolism and how it relates to their weight, maybe in statements like these: “I never gain a pound – I guess I just have a high metabolism.” Or: “I keep gaining weight since I turned 40. My metabolism must have slowed down.” But have you ever wondered what …

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