Don’t Let a Case of Nerves Keep You from Getting Fit

Does this sound familiar? You’d like to join a gym, but you don’t think you’re fit enough yet. You’re worried that everyone else there is already in great shape and a lot younger than you. You don’t want to feel uncomfortable or intimidated. Well, the good news is: You’re not alone. Lots of people feel […]

Drink Up: Active Seniors Need to Get Plenty of Water

Are you getting enough water every day? It’s an important question for everyone, especially when temperatures are high outdoors. It’s even more key for older people – and still more relevant for older people who are physically active (which we certainly hope you are). The common refrain is usually that people should drink 8 ounces […]

Slow-Cooker Honey-Orange Chicken Drumsticks

This slow-cooker chicken recipe makes a perfect alternative to standard tomato-based barbecued chicken. Both kids and adults will devour these drumsticks, doused in a honey-sweetened sauce spiked with orange, ginger and garlic. Ingredients 1/3 cup honey 2 teaspoons orange zest 2 tablespoons orange juice 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari 3 cloves garlic, minced […]

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. […]