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...
Sometimes, the the most obvious, common-sense lists like these are what we need to see and hear.  We need to be reminded that many of the answers are not difficult. This Kiplinger article highlights seven areas of retirement that need to be planned for. There are more, but this...
Although this article is a few years old (not sure how it got to me), it still offers good reminders about the importance of incorporating strength training into our workouts. It is from Outside. Read more...
The five habits from Harvard research, in a recent The Ladders article, aren't groundbreaking by any means, but do offer a good reminder of what these habits are and that these aren't hard to do- but that it does take discipline. Read more...
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 things we want as we get older requires a combination...
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...