fitness after 50

“Ten Commandments” for Turning 50: Advice for All Ages

Posted on 10/25/2012 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionHere’s a simple message to those who have not yet turned 50:  it’s never too early to start taking control of your health and life. Here’s a simple message to those of us who are over 50: it’s never too late. Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s past is prologue.”  What we do (or don’t do) in our younger years will have a huge impact on how we look and feel by the time we enter our 50s. Our earlier choices and …

Need Help Getting Fit After 50? Adopt a Dog!

Posted on 10/4/2012 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionWe all need to move our bodies every day. Period. Running, walking, spinning, biking, Zumba … whatever your choice is, just get out and do it. You’ll keep your weight down and maintain your health-check numbers where they need to be.  Plus, it just feels good. But sometimes we need that little extra reason to get us out there. While writing “The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More,” I was insisting …

Study: Real Benefit of Exercise After 50 Not Surviving But Thriving

Posted on 08/28/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you exercise in the hopes of reaching your 100th birthday, I’ve got bad news for you: A large new study of older adults found being physically fit after 50 was not associated with longer overall lifespan. It was, however, linked with less chronic disease — including heart trouble, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, kidney problems, lung cancer and colon cancer — as participants aged.