Science Keeps Telling Us: Move, Move, Move

Will Rogers once said, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” It’s a nice, homey metaphor. It’s also true literally, according to a pair of new studies that say movement is the key to longevity as well as physical and mental health. The first study showed […]

Where Do You Fit on the Fitness Spectrum?

On the spectrum of physical ability, where do you rank? More importantly, where do you want to rank? Let’s look at a five-point scale. Most people over 50 fall into one of these categories. Elite athlete Fit Independent Frail Dependent We’ll look at each in more detail below. But take a guess now which one […]

Healthy Recipe: Apricot-Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin

This turns fresh apricots into a tangy-sweet sauce and glaze for meaty pork tenderloin. (You can make the sauce with plums if apricots aren’t available.) Serve with a simple vinaigrette-dressed spinach salad tossed with red onion, shaved pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, and pistachios. Ingredients 1 1/2  tablespoons canola oil, divided 2 tablespoons minced shallots […]

HIIT Happens to Be Excellent for Active Adults

Have you heard about High-Intensity Interval Training and wondered what HIIT’s all about? Or noticed joggers or walkers sporadically speeding up for short bouts? HIIT is a great way to make the most of aerobic exercise, and although it has media buzz, it’s not just a trend. It’s also not just for “the young and […]

Why the Buddy System Works So Well

At 73, Carolyn Weaver found herself at a crossroads last summer. Years of spinal trouble and chronic pain had left her too weak to walk to the car alone, let alone drive. “Everybody was really sweet – ‘Let’s take care of Nana,’ ” the retired midwife recalls. “But I didn’t want to be that old […]

Healthy Recipe: Macaroni with Sausage & Ricotta

This quick and healthy pasta recipe serves six. You can use any tubular pasta with it to satisfy the need for yummy comfort food. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion 6 ounces mild pork sausage, casings removed 1 14-ounce can no-salt-added whole peeled tomatoes, chopped, with their juice ¼ […]

19 Reasons to Stick with Your Fitness Commitment in ‘19

We’re still in January, far too early to even think about giving up on healthy habits for the year. Whether you made a resolution to get fit or just renewed your commitment to exercise and eat right, we’re here to keep you going throughout the year with these 19 reasons to stick with it in […]

Healthy Recipe: Warm Berry Crisp

Nothing beats the smell of bubbling fruits mixed with fragrant spices and fresh lemon juice wafting through your home. Heart-healthy almonds and oats give this warm and satisfying dish just the right amount of crunch. This may be the perfect dessert to satisfy your craving for something sweet. Ingredients 5 cups mixed fresh blueberries and […]

Weightlifting Improves Sleep – Plus More Tips for Restful Nights

Weightlifting has countless health benefits for people over age 50, all throughout life. Resistance training for mature adults keeps us from losing muscle mass as we age. You might already know that it helps with weight loss, balance, blood pressure, and mood. Did you also know that it helps with sleep, too? That’s right. Just […]