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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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Exercise Is A Strong Tool Against Breast Cancer

Exercise and Breast Cancer Every October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month puts a spotlight on the disease that afflicts millions of women. Rickye Lamm is among those who want to make sure exercise is always included in the conversation around prevention, treatment, recovery and support. Rickye, 67, was diagnosed in 2001 and had operations on both …

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Exercise to Prevent Falls, and 4 Other Tips to Stay Upright

Falling is a major fear about growing older – and it’s a leading cause of injury and death among mature adults. It’s also a common problem for people who don’t yet consider themselves “old” in the traditional sense. But it is not inevitable. Here are the top five ways to prevent falling, according to fitness, …

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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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Why Runners over 50 Need to Lift Weights

Like a lot of lifelong runners over 50, Grady Cash was so passionate about his sport that he never had much interest in lifting weights. But that changed a few years ago after he finished last in a short-distance race and noticed the guys who beat him were built differently. They had bigger shoulders, more …

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Enjoying the Things You Love the Most – And How Fitness is Essential

Enjoying the Things You Love Vince wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Sheba wanted to participate with her son, a Special Olympian, and inspire other women to exercise. Ari wanted to lose weight and get healthy enough to play with his grandkids. What do these 60-somethings have in common? They all …

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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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Exercise Equipment Doesn’t Come with Age Limits

  Exercise Equipment for Older Adults Stop – in the name of age? Believe it or not, some mature adults are discouraged from working out by well-meaning people using old stereotypes like these: “Put that thing down before you hurt yourself.” “No, that equipment isn’t for you golden oldies.”  “Just walk a few minutes when …

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Success Story: When Neuropathy Threatened Her Hobby, She Beat It Back with Exercise

  Donna G. loves to hike, especially in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where her sister lives. Three years ago, Donna broke her ankle on a hike. That’s when doctors discovered she has neuropathy – weakness and numbness due to nerve damage – in most of her legs. Doctors told her they couldn’t regrow the …

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Drink Up: Active Seniors Need to Get Plenty of Water

Are you getting enough water every day? It’s an important question for everyone, especially when temperatures are high outdoors. It’s even more key for older people – and still more relevant for older people who are physically active (which we certainly hope you are). The common refrain is usually that people should drink 8 ounces …

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