Every day, fitness professionals are faced with many questions on topics ranging from aging, weight loss to rehabilitating from pain, injuries, and surgeries. Here are some of the most popular questions people over 50 ask about fitness and aging. I’m not active and haven’t been in years. Is it safe for me to start now? It’s never too late start and...Read More
About 6000 women enter menopause every day and millions more are in the ten-year window around menopause called perimenopause. During my nearly 20 years at Harvard where I ran the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital, and more recently as Director of the Complicated Menopause Program at the University of Massachu...Read More
It’s no surprise that exercise is good for us and can even lengthen our lifespan by several years. We’ve always heard that running is healthy. If you are jogging & running for your health, to manage stress, or for pleasure, running and jogging has benefits that will impact your life.
We dream of retirement being filled with relaxing, hobbies, playing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. We plan for it to finally be a time in our life where we live with less stress. The Big Retirement Stressors Sometimes our stress is not alleviated in our retirement years. There’s a couple of critical causes of stress dur...Read More
We know it’s important to choose healthy food and drink every day. It’s the right thing to do despite our age. Our bodies are changing with each decade and needs nutrients no matter how old we are and throughout each phase of life.
No doubt, we all age. It’s part of life. It’s part of nature. But, we can stay (and be) vibrant, more vigorous, by eating healthy foods. While there is no such thing as staying forever young (and that’s a good thing, right?), we may need to work a little harder as we age to maintain our health and vitality.
As we grow older, we experience an increasing number of major life changes, including career changes and retirement, children leaving home, the loss of loved ones, and many physical changes. How we handle and grow from these changes is the key to staying healthy. These tips can help you maintain your physical and emotional health and live life to t...Read More
With so much conflicting health information out there, it’s easy for most people to fall into unhealthy eating habits without even realizing it. That is especially true for people over 50 trying to stay healthy and fit in these complex times.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we’ve been told to stay home because it is safer. But for an increasing number of women, that couldn’t be further from the truth. And I’m not talking about Covid-19. What if the person you are required to stay at home with is physically or mentally abusive and you have no place to go, sometimes not even as much a...Read More
If you think you’ve aged out of exercise, think again. Exercise is an important part of our lives, and not just because we’re living longer. Staying fit preserves muscle, which keeps us mobile so we can maintain our normal, active lives. It helps retain cognitive function so we don’t slow down mentally. And for all ages, exercise is an excellent th...Read More