athletics

Sports and Feminism in an Artful Mix from Nike

Posted on 08/15/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe message? Never listen to those who say “you can’t” and never give up. Nike recently released a quick shot of inspiration that creatively and movingly illustrates the opportunities open to new generations of women and the strength of previous generations that continue to simply not give up. With just one statement from former gold medal winning Olympian, Joan Benoit Samuelson, the message hits home: “I’m 55 years old and I run close to 70 miles a week.” If London …

That’s the Way the Ball Bounces!

Posted on 02/8/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeHow many times have I said, “Life’s not fair”??? We’ve discussed how inches really make a difference. I’ve talked about how you can either be in the game or on the sidelines. Sunday during the Super Bowl, each and every one of those analogies rang true, even up to the very last play of the game. Tom Brady chunked a Hail Mary pass and it could have gone either way. It was just as great a possibility for that ball …

Top AARP Health Videos of 2011: Ernestine Shepherd: BodyBuilder—My Generation

Posted on 12/29/2011 by |General News | Comments

Personal HealthRecently inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the oldest competitive female body builder, Ernestine Shepherd began pumping iron when she was in her fifties. Now, she uses her life and flex appeal to be an ageless inspiration.

News To Know: On Their Games

Posted on 08/8/2008 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeThe 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing will be featuring many older athletes in prominent roles.

Layin’ Down the Law

Posted on 07/25/2008 by |General News | Comments

EntertainmentSimeon Williamson’s grandmother grabs headlines.