Fitness & Exercise Topics


Give Your Body a Boost

One to 2 percent of muscle mass is lost each year after we turn 50. Here’s how to stay strong and independent.

By HealthAfter50

Exercise for Diabetes: Resistance Training

If you have type 2 diabetes, weight training may offer surprising benefits.

By HealthAfter50

3 Great Shoulder Strengtheners

Prevent shoulder injuries with these easy exercises.

By HealthAfter50

Restoring Balance If You Have Peripheral Neuropathy

Nerve damage caused by chemotherapy is a common problem for cancer patients. One analysis of 31 studies found that almost 70 percent of chemotherapy patients will experience chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) during treatment with abou...

By Phyllis Johnson

6 Simple Strength-Training Moves

Regular strength training should be a key component of your workouts after 50. Here are some exercises you can try at home.

By HealthAfter50

Olympians After 50

These athletes continue to excel, competing at a world-class level right into middle age and beyond.

By Diane Domina

Meet Kathleen Baker: Olympic Swimmer and Crohn's Patient

Despite having been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 13, Kathleen Baker broke records at a young age and pushed to make it to the Olympics.

By Diane Domina

Fitness Tracker or Smartphone App?

Thinking about getting a fitness tracker or a smartphone app to track your steps? Here’s what you need to know first.

By HealthAfter50

3 Ways to Get the Most from Your Workout

To get the most out of your workout, you need a regimen that incorporates strength training as well as aerobic and balance exercises.

By HealthAfter50

How Strength Training Boosts the 50-Plus Body

To help make up for the muscle and bone mass that is lost naturally with age, you need an extra push.

By HealthAfter50