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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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Want to prevent Alzheimer’s, depression and more? Here’s why exercise is so important

Can exercise or physical fitness prevent Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia? Wendy Suzuki was a successful scientist and academic. But in her 50s, she was so immersed in work that she had no social life, and she was overweight due to lack of activity. So she went back to the gym. After a …

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American Heart Month and the Powerful Benefits of Exercise, Eating Right

American Heart Month We usually think of February as the month of hearts for Valentine’s Day. But February is also American Heart Month, sponsored by the American Heart Association, to raise awareness and to help people lose weight, eat better, invigorate their exercise routines and more. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States, …

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How Snowbirds, and the Rest of Us, Can Stay Fit over the Winter

How do snowbirds stay fit when they leave home for a few months every year? Snowbirds heading south for the winter have a lot to look forward to. The milder weather. The sunshine. Seeing old friends. And we know they will want to keep up their fitness routines – or take the change of scenery …

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Where Do You Fit on the Fitness Spectrum?

On the fitness spectrum of physical ability, where do you rank? More importantly, where do you want to rank? Let’s look at a five-point scale. Most people over 50 fall into one of these categories. Elite athlete Fit Independent Frail Dependent We’ll look at each in more detail below. But take a guess now which …

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How Exercise Can Protect You from Falling

Are you afraid of falling? You might know already that falls are a leading health hazard for people over 65. But you might not realize that you need a well-rounded fitness approach to improve balance. It requires a focus on all the components of functional fitness, including mobility, muscular-skeletal, and cardio-respiratory. “Falling is insidious among …

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19 Reasons to Stick with Your Fitness Commitment in 2019

We’re still in January, far too early to even think about giving up on healthy habits for the year. Whether you made a resolution to get fit or just renewed your commitment to exercise and eat right, we’re here to keep you going throughout the year with these 19 reasons to stick with it in …

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9 Simple Steps to Living the Healthy Life You Want in the New Year

New Year, New You 2019 Another New Year. About new year resolutions, there’s bad news, and then there’s good news. First the bad news: Most of them fail. Now the good news: People over 50 have more life experience and tools to succeed at them. You’re more realistic, focused and balanced – in life and …

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Make the Right Investment in Your Health: Exercise for Fun, Function and Your Future

  At 62, Jeff Lasater is dedicated to staying in shape. He lifts weights three times a week, and he runs on the treadmill three times a week. “I don’t want to live to be 80 if I’m not healthy,” says Jeff, who still enjoys his job in sales and was introduced to fitness a …

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