I was recently introduced to this site, Help and Wellness- this article includes many excellent reminders and advice for aging healthy. Perhaps it will give you an idea to try something different or new.  We need to keep moving-...
A research study conducted at the University of Texas concluded that four seconds of intense intervals, repeated until they amount to a minute of total exertion, led to rapid improvements in strength and fitness in middle-aged and older adults. This New York Times article (subscription may be required) also...
A study referenced in MedPage Today looked at how higher levels of physical activity in midlife was associated with less late-life brain damage on MRI. Read more...
An excellent article from a new blog I found recently, GrowWellthy.  Learn about healthspan vs. lifespan and why it is important to understand the difference. I totally agree- you healthspan goals should be part of your non-financial retirement planning. Read more...
It is easy for us to become more sedentary while we are working from home.  But as this The Conversation article points out, inactivity can take a toll on health in just two weeks. When stuck inside due to colder weather, this can happen fast. Learn the dangers that...
Blue Zones shares why it is important to include strength training as part of your exercise routine as you age. Research from the Penn State College of Medicine, the University of Sydney, and Columbia University has determined that regular strength training has major benefits for longevity. Read more...
Walking is the most common for of exercise because it is simple and effective. As this The Healthy article points, there are some common mistakes people make that can get in the way of your goals and even increase your risk of injury. Read more...
In this Scientific American article, the author points out how, although learning many of the benefits of yoga, she was struck by a 2019 review paper that focused on a more objective measure: brain scans. Though far from definitive, the findings hint that yoga may improve brain health, and...
This article in the Washington Post highlights past studies on the topic as well as comments from experts in physical therapy and orthopedic surgery. The findings and advice point to one simple thing- keep moving! Read more...
We can learn about ourselves and about life's lessons in many places.  In this ProBoomer guest blog, the author shares the story of a man who hiked the entire Appalachian Trail. In life, our adventures may look different, but the lessons are often similar. Read more...
Although more gyms and clubs are opening up, the fall and winter months- with the unknown of COVID-19- will keep many of us indoors.  Being stuck indoors, however, still allows for plenty of great opportunities to get a good workout.  This article from Outside provides some of the variety...