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A Painful Moment Spurs Big Life Changes

Big life changes often follow a moment of clarity that can be startling, liberating or even painful. For Gina, age 59, her epiphany came while she and her husband were taking a tour of a gym in their new community. Gina was a recently retired nurse and had become obese over the years, weighing 340 …

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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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5 Tips from Your Life to Win at Fitness over 50

Want to win at fitness over 50? Here’s one of the great things about getting older: You’ve lived through enough experiences to have learned lessons about what works for you – and what doesn’t. About how to reach a goal successfully. About how to get your mindset right to win. Now, maybe you didn’t always …

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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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Fitness after 50: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions I’m often asked regarding exercise after age 50. Let me know of any other questions you have! I am happy to answer questions about fitness after 50. Fitness After 50 FAQ Question: Will lifting weights make me big and bulky? Answer: No! This is a common concern, especially among …

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22 Reasons to Be Fit in 2022

Heading into a new year, so many of us are determined to take better care of ourselves – but then too often lose our steam by about the third week in January. It helps if you have good reasons to get fit – or, heck, even to stay fit, if you’re already active. Some of …

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His Workouts and Diet Are Making Gains against Diabetes

Lee B. went on and off the exercise wagon for decades – not really training with a purpose, but going to the gym sometimes. That continued even after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago. But finally, this year, his growing belly was getting to be too much. Shirts were …

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What Muscle Means to You after 50

What does it mean to have muscle? And what will muscle mean to you after fifty? When we were kids, we probably thought of athletes and superheroes. In our 20s, we might have associated muscle with lots of weightlifting in the gym and young men with bulging physiques. But later in life, we need to …

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