Good reminders in this Psychology Today article about creating the right mix and right amount of aerobic activity and strength training to benefit you. What many of these types of articles miss is flexibility.  To be able to do the...
Great reminders in this Minneapolis Star-Tribune (subscription may be required) article about the benefits, both physically and mentally, of being out in nature. It doesn't need to be in the wilderness, it can even be in your backyard or on your deck or patio. If it feels like spending time...
This article in Psychology Today examines the results of some recent research about the correlation between physical activity and cognitive reserve. Experts generally agree that if we remain physically active as we get older, we also tend to also remain mentally sharp as well. The research takes a look at...
Given all the uncertainty going on in the world and how this affects us, mindfulness is becoming more popular and beneficial. In this Ageist article, provides five reasons why mindfulness is so valuable. As the author points out, "I can say that our willingness today to face life’s difficult truths...
This article from Bicycling provides findings on recent research about one of the many benefits of exercising. It says "Atherosclerosis—the hardening and narrowing of the arteries—can pave the way for death and disease in the form of arrhythmias, heart attack, stroke, chronic kidney disease, and other health conditions. But people with atherosclerosis...
A relatively new publication I subscribe to, WeAreAgeist, features profiles of individuals who are continuing to do remarkable things as they age. Although I usually do not feature articles that focus on people, this one caught my attention because of the comments of the person profiled- and thought it might...
This BlueZones article, originally published by the Princeton Environmental Institute showed that across the study’s population, the level of emotional well-being, or happiness, reported while gardening was similar to what people reported while biking, walking or dining out Probable not big news to those of you who garden! It offers...
The area of fitness that is often overlooked is flexibility.  We know it is important to get serious exercise and to lift weight as we age.  But stretching is not talked about enough.  I will try my best to change that by posting more articles like this. Read more...
We need a some "feel good" articles and news right now.  This article provides some great ways to make yourself feel better. Think about other ways you can do this for yourself. Stay positive and resilient! Read more...
As we move into later life and have more time to pursue activities and adventures, it only makes sense to continue to be in shape to do these things.  But don't wait to train for these as the event comes up, stay in shape going into retirement so you...
This article, from a new site I recently found, Ageist, has a great message, and one that I am continually trying to pass along to clients and anyone who will listen.  The importance of movement is so important to our aging successfully.  The author takes this to another level...