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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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Here’s A Special Way to Celebrate Another Birthday

What sounds like a perfect way to celebrate another birthday? For Jerry Mathis, it wasn’t about cake or resting by the pool. For his 75th birthday, Jerry ran his first Spartan race, instead. It was a 5k course with 20 obstacles like climbing over walls, shimmying up ropes, and trekking through swampy land. Sound like …

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Rotation Keeps Us Moving for Real Life

Do you include any exercises with rotation in your workouts? Rotation keeps us moving in real life. At the gym, we often perform exercises in straight lines, like lifting a bar straight up, right? Our feet are generally even and parallel. Examples include squats, seated rows, shoulder presses, or push-ups. Even walking, biking, or running. …

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Why We Need to Hold onto Our Muscle Mass: ‘Use It or Lose It’

You’ve probably heard the term “use it or lose it” when it comes to losing muscle and strength as you get older. Here’s a perfect example. A year ago, Pam was vibrant, an active member of a fitness studio, and celebrating her 83rd birthday. But after the Covid-19 pandemic kept her mostly housebound, she grew …

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Fitness Helps You Stay Ready to Travel Again

After a year of COVID-19 keeping people close to home, are you feeling ready to travel again? Are you still fit enough to travel? A fit 51, Rick has a dream of riding his motorcycle on all seven continents. He was hoping to reach No. 6 soon, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, international travel is …

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Success Story: Meet 2 Older Superwomen Who Prove the Power of Fitness

In the world of older superwomen taking control of their health, Vera, 65, and Cheri, 73, are myth-busting superstars. They work out several times a week with weights, machines, and cardio to stay strong and flexible in their retirement. They are remarkable for doing so well what should be less remarkable in our society: Exercising …

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Success Story: After a Rough Year, He Makes It Look Easy

Have you had a rough year? You’re not alone! Howard S. had it all. At 66, he was retired from a successful career as a social worker, married and healthy. Then, 2015. Howard’s wife of 34 years abruptly left him. Several family members died. And he had an emergency hip replacement after a fall. (Can …

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21 Reasons to Stick with Your Fitness Commitment in 2021

Whether you made a resolution to get fit or just renewed your commitment to exercise and eat right, I’m here to keep you going throughout the year with these 21 reasons to stick with it in 2021. Stick With Your Fitness Commitment in 2021: Because 2020 could not have been more challenging! This is the …

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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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