Martina Navratilova

What's Next for Martina Navratilova: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Posted on 11/11/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthMartina Navratilova trains to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.

Cycling…across Iowa!

Posted on 08/3/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthI had never even heard of this before, but now that I know about it, I want nothing more than to do it someday! It’s the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, and it takes place every year (and has for the past 38 years) – and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Some 10,000 cyclists biking across the state of Iowa for a week! I came across this blog post on Politics Daily.com and had to …

Martina Navratilova Battles Toughest Opponent: Breast Cancer

Posted on 04/7/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthAARP’s Health and Fitness Ambassador and tennis legend Martina Navratilova made a shocking announcement this morning on Good Morning America: she has breast cancer. Navratilova, 53, has lead a healthy life, and was even named one of Sports Illustrated’s “Top 40 Athletes of All Time” with 59 grand slam titles – including a record nine Wimbledon singles championships. She says that the diagnosis of breast cancer “knocked the wind out of her” – but she’s using the shocking news to …

Taking Your New Years Resolutions Seriously (And Realistically)

Posted on 12/17/2009 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeLet’s face it – too often we make some grand resolution to change big for the new year, and near to nothing comes out of it. Martina Navratilova has a great column giving you advice on potential new year’s resolutions that are doable, as well as ways to tackle resolutions you may already have. And a lot of her tips are health-related, as so many resolutions often are. For example: Practice an accomplishment or performance in your head–athletes call this …

Running for your life (but in a good way)

Posted on 08/22/2008 by | General News | Comments

Personal HealthAccording to a new study by the Stanford University Medical Center, older joggers were half as likely to die an early death than non-runners.

Q&A with Martina Navratilova on Staying Fit

Posted on 07/24/2008 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthAARP chats with Martina Navratilova about staying fit and a recent survey about staying fit!