Fitness & Exercise Topics


6 Water Exercises to Try

Water buoys joints and muscles, so there’s less stress on the body as well as a reduced risk of falling.

By HealthAfter50

Stroll After Supper Helps Control Diabetes

New research shows that taking a brief walk after a meal can help you better manage the disease.

By Christina Frank

The Best Time to Exercise with High Blood Pressure

A regular exercise habit helps to control weight, lower stress levels, and improve your blood pressure profile.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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