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7 Summer Fitness Motivators

7 Summer Fitness Motivators

It feels like we’re heading into our first more-or-less normal summer in three years. Are you looking forward to being outside in the sunshine? Seeing friends and family who live far away? Getting back to golf or tennis? We all have our favorite summer activities, and...

5 Things That Can Happen When You Start Exercising

5 Things That Can Happen When You Start Exercising

Want to play a game of “What’s the Point?” It goes like this. Think of all the times you’ve said “What’s the Point” of doing the right thing for yourself, your family, and your community. Like this: • What’s the point of exercising? • What’s the point of dieting? •...

Where Were You in ’82?

Where Were You in ’82?

It’s been two generations since fitness became part of the broader culture, but still most of us don’t exercise regularly. We see it everywhere – from gyms and studios to home workout equipment, from wearables like Apple watches to “athleisure” clothing like...

Adjusting Workouts Makes Them Personal – and Better

Adjusting Workouts Makes Them Personal – and Better

Tony, a lifelong tennis player, is in his mid-50s now. When he started noticing his game wasn’t as sharp as it used to be, he thought gym workouts might help restore his power and relieve some pain. But the trainer he used ignored Tony’s personal needs and past...

Take Back Control of Your Wellbeing

Take Back Control of Your Wellbeing

After the disruptions of the last couple of years, it’s more important than ever to take responsibility for your health and wellbeing in all its aspects. That includes exercise, of course. But we need to remember the other elements of wellbeing (or wellness), too....

Exercise Fights the Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Exercise Fights the Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Sheri knew something was wrong. She’d always been active, particularly enjoying daily walks. But lately her balance and posture were off. Her knees jerked. Her hands trembled. So when her doctor diagnosed her with Parkinson’s disease last year, it was almost a relief....

Break Through Negative Self-Talk and Soar

Break Through Negative Self-Talk and Soar

We all talk to ourselves about ourselves. What kind of things do you say? That you’re overweight, lazy, and too old to be fit? A lot of us struggle with an inner voice that repeats nonsense like that. But you don’t have to let it keep you from exercising, eating right...

Fitness after 50: Frequently Asked Questions

Fitness after 50: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions I am often asked regarding exercise after age 50. Let me know of any other questions you have! I am happy to answer them. Question: Will lifting weights make me big and bulky? Answer: No! Strength training is absolutely essential to...

Keep Enjoying What You Love

Keep Enjoying What You Love

Vince wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Sheba wanted to participate with her son, a Special Olympian, and inspire other women to exercise. Ari wanted to lose weight and get healthy enough to play with his grandkids. What do these...

Want Stronger Bones? Exercise Regularly

Want Stronger Bones? Exercise Regularly

Breaking a bone ranks high on the list of fears people have after age 50 or so. Arthritis is increasingly common. And while osteoporosis is most common among older women, it can occur in anyone. Still, many people worried about bone health don’t realize that they can...