Getting fit and staying in shape is crucial to your health, especially after 50. A recent study found that midlife fitness is a strong predictor concerning a person’s future health after age 65.
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
If you think you’ve aged out of exercise, think again. Exercise is an important part of a senior’s life, 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 excell...Read More
I traveled a couple of months ago to attend a family wedding. Before the actually ceremony, I attended a party in honor of the couple. As I entered the living room, a woman, appearing to be in her mid-70′s, seemed to literally leap across the room to meet me. Marilyn, I soon learned, was my niece’s future grandmother-in-law. We started a lively, wo...Read More
It’s hard to lose weight any time. But in menopause or postmenopause it’s particularly challenging. So what can you do to help shed those pounds? A recent study looked at the eating habits of 419 overweight and obese menopausal women to see what worked best. Some women got “lifestyle changes” that included regular group meetings led by a nutritioni...Read More
The CDC reports that more than 1 in 9 Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant – and 60% will be on it for 2 years or more. Yet, several studies have shown that moderate exercise can be as effectiveas taking an antidepressant for mild to moderate depression. You don’t have to be a fitness guru – just walking for 35 minutes, 6 days each week low...Read More
Summer and for some, thoughts of balmy weather and days at the beach are inspiration enough to get out and get moving. If you need even more motivation to start exercising (and a few easy tips to make your weight loss goal a success), read on… General Benefits of Exercise The benefits of exercise go far beyond a toned body and a slimmed down physiq...Read More
While reducing our calorie intake and ensuring that what we do consume is healthy, this alone is not enough to improve and maintain good health in our senior years. ”Calories out” is the other half of the equation . Exercise is very important for our health. Not just physical health but mental health. Most of us stopped exercising in our teens or 2...Read More