Slow It Down for Safety and Effectiveness

How often in life have we been told to hurry up? Drive faster! Don’t be late! Pick up the pace! But with healthy living after age 50, the opposite is often best. At the gym, we might naturally think we’re supposed to perform a movement as fast as we can. Maybe we’re competitive, or don’t […]

Healthy Recipe, Kale and Smoked Salmon Caesar Salad

Ingredients 1 large bunch kale, trimmed and finely chopped 1/2 cup Caesar dressing, or to taste* 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 avocado, sliced 6 ounces smoked salmon, flaked 1 cup croutons Lemon wedges, for serving Directions Place the kale into a large salad bowl. Pour the Caesar dressing over the kale and firmly massage […]

Are You Having Fun?

Everybody likes to have fun, right? That’s true for exercise and fitness. It doesn’t matter what age you are or even what you’re doing. If an activity is fun, then you’re more likely to continue doing it. But too many of us don’t see the fun to be had in exercise. We think it’s too […]

Choose Healthy Foods as You Get Older

Recipes are fun, and we’ll share them frequently. But it’s also important to remember the basics of good nutrition as we get older. Here are a few tips from the National Institute on Aging to keep in mind. Drink plenty of liquids. That means water, yes, and also low-fat or fat-free milk and 100 percent […]

Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

Breakfast is the most influential meal of the day. If you start your day with sugary pastries or a greasy breakfast sandwich, the rest of your food choices will follow suit. However, when you start your morning with a wholesome and nutritious meal you’ll be more likely to continue with good choices throughout the day. […]

Here’s how to Avoid Holiday Pounds

For most of us, the holidays are a time of mixed emotions. You’re excited and anxious to spend time with family, and you’re dreading the extra weight that you know you’re bound to gain. Are these holiday pounds inevitable? Lean in close to catch these seven secret ways to help you fend off extra weight […]

Festive Hummus (Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil)

While the red and green speckles give this homemade hummus a jolly look, it’s the taste that makes it unforgettable. This dip makes the perfect party take-along. Serve it up with whole grain pita bread or fresh cut veggie sticks. What you need Serves 12 1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans 1 Tablespoons tahini  1 […]

White Bean Ratatouille

Today I’m sharing a healthy recipe with you that will please your taste buds while taking you one step closer to achieving your fitness goals. Ratatouille is a dish of cooked vegetables that originated in southern France. It is hearty and satisfying, like comfort food, with none of the guilt. This version contains white beans, […]