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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 has used it to motivate her through life as […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. Keep Your Cool in the Summer Heat

    As alluring as summer can be, it can also pose potential health risks, like heat stroke and dehydration. But you can still have a fun, safe summer outside. Be sure to take no-nonsense precautions and respect Mother Nature (and your wellbeing). Drink plenty of water. It increases your metabolism to help you lose weight; makes you […]

  10. We’re Grateful for These 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, […]

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