Eight facts about fitness and health you may need now for your physical and mental health: Read the full story
Here we are. Still dealing with a pesky virus and still trying to figure out how to stay fit while we are out of our normal routines. Those of us over the age of 50 need to stay as active as possible, especially during such stressful times.
You would not believe this weird dream I recently had. I dreamed we were quarantined at home and everyone had to work out virtually. How bizarre is that? That will never happen, right? Wrong!
So, you have worked hard all year to get fit and stay fit, and now you are in a good routine that works great with your schedule. Then vacation or the holidays come knocking.
Recently an older relative had the chance to sit in on my Friday ‘Strength Train Together’ class, which is a total body workout with plates and barbells. I warned her that the music would be loud, and probably not the type of music she would like. After all, she is about 25-plus years older …
Even if your job depends on sitting for hours on end at a computer, try to figure out a way to take breaks and get movement regularly throughout the day.
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Here we go again. 2019 has already arrived. Are you finding yourself with a little extra fluff around the waistline? Are you also finding yourself without the motivation to do anything about it?
Did you know that the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) has been around for well over 160 years and is one of the largest nonprofits in the USA? (Surprised?)
So, you got motivated and you went to work out for the first time in a long time. You were gung-ho, excited and just barely survived it, but when it was over you thought, “I’ve still got it!”
As someone who has taught fitness classes since I was 25 (and I’m now 59), I wished an older, wiser athlete had taken me aside when I was 30 and given me the fitness advice that I am slowly learning and would like to tell the young’uns today.
One of the not-so-wonderful things that can happen to us as we age (face it, there is a long list) is brittle bones or weakening of the bones. This is called osteoporosis.
Happy Father’s Day to all our dads out there. What would we do without our dads? Who would we borrow money from, or get to fix that running toilet?
If you are a fitness class junkie, you have probably already seen how the trend toward pre-choreographed classes has really grown over the last 20 years. (Choreographed, that is, by someone other than yourself.)