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Live Long and Prosper: Fitness for Mature Athletes

<b>Getting in shape at forty and beyond has never been harder than it is right now.</b> If you’re like most people,when you have a question you fire up the …

Workouts

Motivation for the Gray-Haired CrossFit Crowd

For the past few weeks, I’ve occasionally struggled with my motivation. This has caused me to think quite a bit about this topic and, in particular, …

CrossFit

Why You Need to Keep Lifting Weights, Even When You're Old AF

Lats and longevity. ​<p>Time for the weekly (daily, monthly, hourly—we aren't particularly regimented) swole report.<p>According to a study out of Penn State, putting time into weight lifting leads to a longer life for older adults. Science Daily reports that of the total surveyed population, folks who …

Weight Loss

The exercise you've been doing wrong, and how to do it right

From body builders to yoga fanatics, the plank is a fundamental part of exercise routines for many of us - but it's also the most common exercise …

Facing the Second Half of Your Fitness Life

At some point, we all must reflect and make the choice to age gracefully, not foolishly.<i>“The professional does not permit himself to become hidebound</i> …

Fitness

10 Things Orthopedists Do Every Day For Stronger Bones

One out of every two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Despite that …

Health

The ultimate guide to breathing properly during your workout

Powering through a tough workout is hard; breathing is easy. And good news: if you focus a little, the second can help you get through the first (and …

A Look At Managing Osteoarthritis

“Don’t take osteoarthritis lying down,” a recently published article in the <i>New York Times</i>, offers sound reasons to mobilize your joints and get …

Older athletes show no signs of slowing down

News stories about older athletes are often a study of novelty. The implication that "old people" shouldn't be competing at a high level — or any level — can ring through each paragraph: The fact that they are active at all should amaze us.<p>George Haywood has a problem with this narrative.<p>Haywood, a …

Running

Why lifting is the new running for the over-40s

Six months ago I was having a middle aged meltdown. Juggling too many professional projects I wasn’t sleeping properly and lacked focus during the day. I felt weak and old and emotionally fragile - anything from a broken plate to a bank statement seemed to overwhelm me with panic. The treadmill …

Fitness

Exercise Makes Our Muscles Work Better With Age

To keep our muscles healthy deep into retirement, we may need to start working out more now, according to a new study of world-class octogenarian athletes. The study found substantial differences at a cellular level between the athletes’ muscles and those of less active people.<p>Muscular health is, …

Fitness

The Best Anti-Aging Exercises, As Recommended By Experts

A body in motion, stays in motion.<p>Turning back the clock isn't just about wrinkles and fine lines. It's about staying fit -- not just looking it -- and keeping your body moving.<p>"A sedentary person hits peak muscle mass at age 20 and it starts declining from there," National Academy of Sports …

Health

Good fats can cut risk of death by 27%, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've long known that "bad" fats aren't the healthiest choices in our diets, but the latest news from Harvard is lethal: Eating too much saturated or trans fat can increase your risk of dying.<p>The silver lining? You can reverse some of that risk by making healthier fat choices.<p>"This study is …

Nutrition

The 11 Moves That Help Athletes Get Better with Age

Among the most important things an athlete can do to preserve fitness for years to come is avoid injuries. Sprains, tears, and broken bones can resurface as nagging aches or weaknesses as you get older, preventing you from pushing yourself with the kind of high-intensity interval training that’s so …

Running

Don’t Take Osteoarthritis Lying Down

I have what may be the most common disease among middle-aged and older adults: osteoarthritis. But unlike many similarly afflicted, I don’t take it lying down. And neither should you.<p>In fact, you and your doctor should be paying more attention to it even before it happens, because if you live long …

Health

Racer Outdoor Rocking Chair

Racer Rocking Chair is a new seating option made available by Loll Designs and idealized by Eric Pfeiffer. This rocking chair aims to recover that …

Furniture Design

Starting A New Fitness Regime? Here's What You Should Know

Important Fitness Facts<p>When it comes to building up personal fitness, a lot of people don’t know where to start. The problem is that far too often we …

Gentle Yoga Workout - Relax and Stretch With This Soothing Yoga Workout

1<p>Pelvic Tilt<p>Lie face up on the floor with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Inhale and as you exhale and press the bellybutton towards the spine …

Fitness

10-Minute Yoga Stretch Workout

This 10-minute yoga stretch workout offers a gentle, supportive flexibility routine that's perfect after a workout or on its own for relaxation. The …

Fitness

31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-quarter of Americans over 50 don't exercise, a new federal report estimates, increasing …

Fitness

The Foam Rolling You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

By Sheila Monaghan<p>By now, most educated exercisers have joined the foam rolling revolution. But while your IT bands may be intimately familiar with the tool's hurts-so-good loosening powers, limiting your experience to the lower body minimizes the total-body benefits. To that end, Master Trainer …

Stretching

Foam Rolling

• Jay, K., Sundstrup, E., Søndergaard, S. D., Behm, D., Brandt, M., Særvoll, C. A., & Andersen, L. L. (2014). Specific and cross over effects of …

Life Sciences

Body Fat Fears Motivate Men To Hit Gym

Boulous Khalil, 54, poses as he lifts weights at his gym in Beirut, Lebanon Aug. 25, 2016.Most men at the gym don't want to get fit — they're afraid …

Fitness

Why we find it so hard to bring ourselves to exercise

Imagine you’ve set your alarm to go for an early-morning run before work. But when it goes off at 6, the embrace of your warm, cosy bed is too …

Here’s Exactly How Exercise—Or Lack of It—Affects Aging Muscles. This Just Might Change Your Life

Like most of us, Santiago doesn’t yet know that diminishing muscle quality is a large part of the reason she’s been so tired lately and why those few extra pounds have started clinging to her like swirls of frosting to a cake. She’s volunteered in hopes that the study will help her better …

Aging

Laughter exercise may keep elderly healthy

Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program could improve older adults' mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability …

Finding comfort in challenging positions (or how to teach clients how to get up and down from the floor)

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