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Want to Lessen the Effects of Aging? Work on Your Endurance

Endurance exercises like running, bicycling, swimming, and cross-country skiing can help reduce the effects of aging compared to weight-training exercises.

By Diane Domina

Strength Training Reduces Age-Related Frailty in Women

Regular exercise and physical activity is important to maintain good health as we age, and according to a small study, resistance training is vital to prevent frailty in older women.

By Diane Domina

Why Muscle Strength As You Age is Sexy

Muscke strength is not just for the young men and women you see on posters. Keeping your health strong as you age provides a lot of desireable benefits in the rest of your life.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Cycling Offers Health Benefits and Dangers for Older Riders

This morning when I took my car in for servicing at the dealership, I noticed there was a hint of autumn’s cool temperatures. We all appreciate it since we’ve endured a little over a month of temperatures that were in the high 90s and felt like in th...

By Dorian Martin

Older Men Need to Embrace Diet, Exercise to Avoid Osteoporosis

I can hear middle-aged people saying now, "Osteoporosis is a woman’s issue." However, that statement is not telling the whole story. While it is fairly common knowledge that women have a high risk of developing this condition after the age ...

By Dorian Martin

Key to Good Health: Exercise for Life

Even though we tend to be most motivated to exercise in our early years, the importance of physical activity increases as we age making a lifetime fitness program essential for youthfulness, mental wellbeing, anti-aging and disease prevention. The ol...

By Kara Bauer

Wanna Have a Young Heart? Take Part in Regular Aerobic Exercise as You Age

Let’s get to the heart of the matter - what you can do to strengthen your heart? But first, let’s talk about what you can’t control. According to the American Heart Association, uncontrollable risk factors for heart disease include: Age A women’s ris...

By Dorian Martin

SilverSneakers Program Designed to Help Older Adults Remain Physically Active

First of all, let me give you a little background. My father, who is in his mid-80s, was a member of my gym for about two years. At first, he agreed to hire a trainer to teach him about the weight machines as well as other exercises he could do. Desp...

By Dorian Martin