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No Bones about It: Exercise Is Great for Bone Health

Exercise for Bone Health Here’s another myth about exercising past 50 that we are happy to bust. You used to hear mature people say they shouldn’t lift weights because it could hurt their bones. But today’s active adult should know the truth: Strength training is great for bone health, and even helps prevent falls. People …

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Keep Your Tennis Game Strong with Time Working Out

Want to keep your tennis game strong? Playing sports is a lifetime love for countless people. And if you’re a maturing athlete, you don’t have to give up your favorite games. In fact, regular exercise at the gym or studio can keep you strong, fit and agile for just about anything. Take Brooke Kline, for …

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How Exercise Battles the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Mark Jefferson had always been an athlete, and he was still a competitive tennis player in his 60s when the trouble started. He noticed he couldn’t step as far when chasing balls. Men he used to beat easily were suddenly topping him. At Mark’s next medical checkup, his doctor noticed something about his gait and …

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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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Her Secret to Living to 100? Keep Moving

What’s Toni Stahl’s secret to living to 100? Keep moving! Wisdom often comes with longevity, as Toni Stahl proves. As she prepares to celebrate her 100th birthday, Mrs. Stahl credits a positive attitude, See’s dark chocolate, an occasional sip of alcohol – and her favorite activity, working out three times a week at a local …

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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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Forget the Myths: It’s Not Too Late to Get Fit – or Even Really Fit, If You Want

Before After It’s Not Too Late to Get Fit Have you ever heard the old saying, “The horse is out of the barn”? It’s a folksy way of telling someone it’s too late to make a change. It’s also one of the myths about fitness after 50 that I love to bust every chance I …

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Push-Ups Test Should Get Us Talking about Heart Health

Push-Ups Test How many push-ups can you do? The question makes some people uncomfortable, bringing up memories of awkward PE classes back in school. But the answer could be helpful to getting or keeping you on track for a better future. Fitness pros have been discussing a new study that suggests push-ups can predict heart …

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Improve Your Golf Game – in the Gym

Can strength training improve your golf game? PGA Hall of Famer Greg Norman says it can. Norman, 63 and super-buff, recently posed nude for ESPN’s annual Body Issue, along with about a dozen much younger athletes from basketball, football and other sports. “I’ve really looked after my body for a long time,” says Norman, famous …

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