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March 2019

Where Do You Fit on the Fitness Spectrum?

2019-02-25T07:21:56+00:00

Surely no one wants to think of themselves as dependent or frail – and everyone’s fitness goals are different, ranging from healthy function to high-level sports competition On the 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 [...]

Where Do You Fit on the Fitness Spectrum?2019-02-25T07:21:56+00:00

A Love Story in Fitness: ‘We Just Enjoy Being Together’

2019-02-18T08:12:32+00:00

The couple that exercises together stays together. The couple that exercises together stays together. Just ask Steve and Lisa Jones, who work out at a gym three times a week and hike or run two other days. They’ve been married 40 years and happily recall their Valentine’s story beginning five years before, when [...]

A Love Story in Fitness: ‘We Just Enjoy Being Together’2019-02-18T08:12:32+00:00

How to Stay on Track When You’re Traveling

2019-02-18T07:58:15+00:00

Are you making travel plans for spring and summer? Be sure to include exercise in your discussions so you can stay active while you’re away. Are you making travel plans for spring and summer? Be sure to include exercise in your discussions so you can stay active while you’re away.  Of course, traveling [...]

How to Stay on Track When You’re Traveling2019-02-18T07:58:15+00:00

February 2019

3 Myths about Staying Fit as We Mature

2019-01-29T08:08:58+00:00

Our clients are living proof that people over 50 want to stay active and healthy while enjoying the quality of life that exercise brings. Remember the old “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” commercial? It’s amazing how that image of a helpless, frail and frightened older woman has persisted. In fact, it [...]

3 Myths about Staying Fit as We Mature2019-01-29T08:08:58+00:00

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

2019-01-29T08:03:13+00:00

Time and again, polls show that we value our health more than anything. Or, at least, we say we do. People over 50 say they want to maintain their independence as long as possible, to enjoy the life they want to live for as long as they can. At 62, Kathy Jean is [...]

Make the Right Investment in Your Health: Exercise for Fun, Function and Your Future2019-01-29T08:03:13+00:00

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

2019-01-29T07:52:59+00:00

It’s not hard to see why countless Americans and Canadians over 50 like to spend these months somewhere warmer. In northern climates, wintertime can mean physical challenges for anyone. Snowbirds heading south for the winter have a lot to look forward to. The milder weather. The sunshine. Seeing old friends. And we know [...]

How Snowbirds, and the Rest of Us, Can Stay Fit over the Winter2019-01-29T07:52:59+00:00

Exercise Plays a Crucial Role in Preventing, Treating Diabetes

2019-01-29T07:43:38+00:00

The American Diabetes Association says 30 million Americans have diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It can affect every decision, including what to eat, and requires steady attention and management. Ten years ago, Alan Rosenthal was a fit 60-year-old who had just returned from a long bicycle trip [...]

Exercise Plays a Crucial Role in Preventing, Treating Diabetes2019-01-29T07:43:38+00:00

January 2019

Balance and Flexibility for Overall Health, Fun, and Fall Prevention – from Yoga to Tai Chi and more

2019-01-29T07:34:19+00:00

Balance and flexibility are among the key facets of physical fitness. And just like cardiovascular endurance and strength, they diminish with age unless we work on them. Can you touch your toes?  Or stand on one foot for 30 seconds?  Balance and flexibility for your overall health, fun, and fall prevention is important as we [...]

Balance and Flexibility for Overall Health, Fun, and Fall Prevention – from Yoga to Tai Chi and more2019-01-29T07:34:19+00:00

Exercising with a group helps ensure success

2019-01-08T05:47:57+00:00

Some people prefer to exercise alone. Others are joiners – happiest when they’re exercising and playing with friends or other folks. “Being in a group appeals to me – I like to sign up!” That’s Diane Firmani, a 64-year-old multi-athlete who stays active outdoors all year long in Wasilla, Alaska. In summer, she runs 5Ks [...]

Exercising with a group helps ensure success2019-01-08T05:47:57+00:00

Forget the Myths: It’s Not Too Late to Get Fit – or Even Really Fit, If You Want

2019-01-29T08:11:03+00:00

Starting to Exercise is always better than not starting. You 're never too old to start. Have you ever heard the old saying, “The horse is out of the barn”?  It’s a folksy way of telling someone it’s too late to make a change. It’s also one of the myths about fitness after 50 [...]

Forget the Myths: It’s Not Too Late to Get Fit – or Even Really Fit, If You Want2019-01-29T08:11:03+00:00