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Fitness Over 60

Fitness over 60 is essential to getting the most from life. Learn how to start running. Get inspired to get in the best shape of your life. This is your time. Make it count!

Weight Training for Seniors Shocker: I Hated Weight Lifting, Until I Discovered This!
4 months ago

Weight Training for Seniors Shocker: I Hated Weight Lifting, Until I Discovered This!

I used to detest lifting weights. I thought it was boring, pointless, and, well, hard. I’d much rather run or do yoga or go surfing. Then, last year, my son Chris, a fitness expert and record-holding powerlifter, asked me if I’d like to compete in a local deadlift competition. Read More

Fitness After 50 Isn’t About the Number on a Scale
4 months ago

Fitness After 50 Isn’t About the Number on a Scale

I went on my first diet when I was 14. I had been a gymnast and a diver when I was younger, and as I slipped into the more sedentary life of a teenager – and my body entered puberty – I started worrying that I weighed too much. Read More

Exercise for Over 60 Women: It’s Better if You Hate it!
4 months ago

Exercise for Over 60 Women: It’s Better if You Hate it!

I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that some people were more “cut out” for exercise than others. At school there were those who loved Physical Education lessons and those who dreaded them. Read More

This One Decision Could Decide Whether You Achieve Healthy Aging
5 months ago

This One Decision Could Decide Whether You Achieve Healthy Aging

What happens to our bodies, emotions and memory in our 50s and 60s? They take us by surprise.
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Exercise Over 60: Work Your Body to Relax Your Mind
5 months ago

Exercise Over 60: Work Your Body to Relax Your Mind

It’s easy to think of your body as being completely separate from your brain. After all, your emotions and thoughts feel very different than the sensations in your body.

The reality is that your body and brain are intimately connected – and this has serious implications for dealing with stress and anxiety. This is one of the many reasons that exercise over 60 is so important. Read More

This is the Worst Mistake When It Comes to Exercise Over 60
5 months ago

This is the Worst Mistake When It Comes to Exercise Over 60

A few days ago, while I was working my way through my usual workout routine at the gym, I noticed a woman in her mid-60s going through her 60-minute orientation. Read More

At Age 61, I Held a 7-Minute Plank… My Reasons May Surprise You
5 months ago

At Age 61, I Held a 7-Minute Plank… My Reasons May Surprise You

Last year, at age 61, I held a plank for 7 minutes. Now, setting personal records for holding planks may not be a priority for most women in their 60s, but I like a good challenge! Read More

5 Reasons Nordic Pole Walking is Amazing for Older Women
5 months ago

5 Reasons Nordic Pole Walking is Amazing for Older Women

Nordic pole walking originated in Finland in the early 20th century as a summer training exercise for cross country skiers. Read More

This 78-Year-Old Grandma Can Deadlift More Than Most 20-Year-Old Men (Video)
7 months ago

This 78-Year-Old Grandma Can Deadlift More Than Most 20-Year-Old Men (Video)

According to Men’s Fitness magazine, “A 200-pound guy who can deadlift 300 pounds for one rep is pretty strong.”

I wonder what they would say about a 78-year-old grandma who can deadlift 228 pounds. Maybe it’s time that they met Shirley Webb, a wonderful person who is inspiring women all over the world to get off the couch and into the gym. Read More

7 Tips for Creating and Sticking with a Home Workout Plan After 50
8 months ago

7 Tips for Creating and Sticking with a Home Workout Plan After 50

Exercising at home sounds like the perfect way to get in shape. No driving to a sweaty workout facility filled with Spandex-clad people taking selfies in front of mirrors, gossiping about the new hot Zumba instructor.

Or maybe that’s just my gym. Regardless, home workouts can be ideal. Or not good. Read More