Strength Training Tops Cardio for Heart Health? New Study Says It Does

Conventional wisdom has long held that running is better for heart health than weightlifting. But a new study says that’s not so.  Scientists looked at health records of 4,000 people. They concluded that, while both forms of exercise lower the risk of heart disease, weightlifting has a great effect than running, walking or cycling, according to the British Telegraph. The study […]

7 Foods We Should All Enjoy Regularly

Let’s take a break from recipes and to re-focus on some basic foods that are great for people over 50 to eat regularly. Eating the right foods is essential to good health and being able to exercise. You wouldn’t pour cement into your car’s gas tank and expect it run, right? 1. Water. You might not feel […]

Simple Steps to Being Mindful during a Workout

When working out, is it best to: Talk on the phone, worry about your “to do” list, and hold your breath while exerting yourself? Or Pay attention to your breathing and your body, avoid judgment of yourself and others, and be thankful for what you can do? We hope the answer is obvious. And if […]

How Snowbirds, and the Rest of Us, Can Stay Fit over the Winter

Snowbirds heading south for the winter have a lot to look forward to. The milder weather. The sunshine. Seeing old friends. And we know they will want to keep up their fitness routines – or take the change of scenery as a chance to start some. And everyone staying put for the winter might want […]

Healthy Recipe: Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner

This one-pan chicken dish is a whole meal in one skillet. But add a simple side salad to sneak in another serving of veggies. This calls for tender haricots verts because they’re quick cooking; traditional green beans likely won’t be tender enough after the brief cooking time at the end. If that’s all you have, steam […]

Fitness Training for Baby Boomers Ranks as No. 4 Trend for 2019

Exercise later in life isn’t just important. It’s downright trendy. Fitness programs for people over 50 rank as the No. 4 hot topic coming next year, according to the 13th annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends from international consulting giant Wolters Kluwer Health. “This is a trend that emphasizes and caters to the fitness needs […]

Healthy Recipe, Chopped Mexican Salad with Lime

A citrus marinade brings the vegetables to life. Serve this salad as a side dish or as an entree. From The American Diabetes Association’s “Tex Mex Diabetes Cooking” book. Ingredients Lime juice, 1/2 cup olive oil,  ¼ cup crushed red pepper flakes, 1 tsp garlic (minced), 3 clove honey, 1 ½ tbsp romaine lettuce (chopped), 6 cup […]

Exercise Plays a Crucial Role in Preventing, Treating Diabetes

Ten years ago, Alan Rosenthal was a fit 60-year-old who had just returned from a long bicycle trip through France. Then a simple blood test revealed type 2 diabetes. His doctor gave him a three-day course on diet, exercise, and self-care for a diabetic. The doctor also recommended a local trainer. And, even though Alan […]

Work It Out: 5 Facts about Low Back Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain in your low back, you are not alone. Not by a long shot. Unfortunately, low back pain is widespread, and it’s often hard to figure out why it’s happening or how to feel better. Too many people reflexively turn to medications, surgery or ongoing misery. We know there’s a […]