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15 Facts about Fitness after 50

It’s funny how events, and a little time, can enrich our perspective – like how much the pandemic has changed the way the world thinks about healthy living, especially for people over 50. You could say we’re more aware than ever of the relationship between lifestyle habits and remaining safe from diseases. At least, I …

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Being Grateful Is Good for Your Health

Gratitude is important every day, not just on Thanksgiving. Gratitude is good for our physical, mental, spiritual and social health – and it even has a relationship to exercise. Being Grateful Is Good for Your Health “Studies suggest that making a habit of noticing what’s going well in your life could have health benefits,” the …

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Staying Fit Enough to Function in Everyday Life

You already know lots of reasons why you should exercise regularly. And maybe you shake your head and say, “Not for me.” Maybe you don’t want to look, feel, and move better; manage your blood pressure; prevent Type 2 diabetes, etc. Are You Fit Enough to Function? But have you thought about being able to …

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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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Still Running at 83: Personal Health Is Our Individual Responsibility

Vince O. is an 83-year-old marathoner who didn’t let heart surgery keep him from running. And Vince, a former US Ambassador to his native Slovenia, has a message: You are the ultimate arbiter of your personal health. “It’s a mental frame of mind on how you want to live and how you believe in living,” …

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Belly Fat & How to Get Rid Of It

Nobody likes belly fat, but almost everybody struggles with it to some degree. Among all kinds of fat, belly fat is the one that gets the most attention. I am frequently asked to help my clients lose weight – and often, it’s specifically about the extended, round belly that tends to accumulate after 50 or …

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Eat the Rainbow for 5 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables

  Here’s a fun way to make sure you’re getting the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Just eat the rainbow every day! Fruits and vegetables come in all colors, not just green. So make an effort to eat something of a different hue, from oranges to red apples. It’ll make shopping in the …

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7 Top Reasons to Be Fit for the Rest of Your Life

Why should you exercise? So you can be fit for the rest of your life! If you think it’s too late or you’re too old, well, you couldn’t be more wrong. If you want to enjoy life as much as possible after 50, then you have more reasons than ever to get and stay fit. …

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Want to Prevent Alzheimer’s & Depression? Why Exercise is so Important

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 short time, her mood was better. Suzuki (above) had more energy and focus. …

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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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