How Exercise Keeps Us Moving Right

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  1. How Exercise Keeps Us Moving Right

    Moving with stability and control can become more challenging as we age. If you’ve noticed this, it might be time to start exercising to increase your mobility. For example, can you squat down and then get back up? Do your joints ache, like your wrists, hips, and knees? With poor mobility, we can lose the […]

  2. Start by Taking One Step at a Time

    We all know that most New Year’s Resolutions fail. But do you know why? Here’s one possible explanation. Most people set a massive goal for their resolution, and when they start trying to make that goal come true, they get frustrated by its overwhelming nature. Does this sound familiar? Did you ever resolve to, say… […]

  3. Stay Fit to Enjoy Your Grandkids All Year Round

    Why be fit after 50? For millions of people worldwide, their No. 1 reason is their grandchildren. Being an active grandparent requires physical ability – strength, endurance, and flexibility – that you can build in a gym or fitness studio. When the grandchild is an infant, you want to get down on the floor and […]

  4. Study Links Junk Food to Brain Decline

    Packaged, ultra-processed foods are convenient and tasty. They’re handy around the house for the grandkids or snacking. But they’re not good for us – not our bodies or brains. We’re talking hot dogs, burgers, sausages, cookies, cakes, doughnuts, and the like. You already know they contribute to obesity and other negative physical effects. Now a […]

  5. She Proves It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

    She Proves It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising A motto can be effective for anyone trying to get in shape. Angela Staab uses one you’ve heard of before or seen on T-shirts. But she also has come up with her bit of advice and encouragement: “You can’t be a slug.” Now almost 80, she […]

  6. 10 Ways to Move More Every Day

    You can still get plenty of intentional movement even when you can’t work out. Heck, it’s even more important on those days. If you think about how you can move more, even in little doses, throughout a typical day, it all adds up before you even realize it. Exercise is still important, but don’t overlook simply […]

  7. Healthy Recipe, Roast Chicken Thighs with Spiced Cauliflower, Cranberries, and Herbs

    Roast chicken seems to cry for potatoes, rice, or some other starchy side. But cauliflower can stand in as a hearty nutrient-packed companion for a fraction of the calories and carbs. In this recipe adapted from Ruby Tandoh’s “Cook as You Are” (Knopf, $35), the florets roast in a pan with skin-on thighs rubbed with […]

  8. 7 Fun Ideas for Outdoor Exercise Now

    Is that any reason to avoid going outside if we’re heading into cooler months? Absolutely not! We still benefit from fresh air and sunshine – and is it THAT cold outside? Here are a few ideas to encourage you to go outside and MOVE YOUR BODY for a few minutes, at least. Prep for a […]

  9. Why the ‘Grandma Years’ Are the Happiest for Women

    A common myth about aging says that after 50, people (especially women) face a dreary life of loneliness, physical difficulty, and despair. But the opposite is true for millions, who find that the “grandma years” are turning out to be the best time of their lives. Adults 65 to 79 say this is their happiest stage of life, according to a British study […]

  10. Learning to Adapt and Stay Active

    Befitting for a theatrical performer, Dan Grady’s fitness journey can be told in three acts. Act I: A talented youth trains for years among ballet’s elite, then begins a decade-long career dancing on Broadway. Act 2: After his dancing career ends, he grows frustrated with his body’s limitations and realizes change is essential in his […]

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