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Woman lifting weights at the gym.

There’s No Better Time Than Now for Older Adults to Hit the Gym

You don’t have to have decades of workouts under your belt to reap the muscle-building benefits, finds a new study.

By Stephanie Stephens
Three happy friends exercising together.

How Many Steps Should You Walk Each Day?

10,000 may not be the magic number after all, according to new research.

By Lara DeSanto
Couple high-five while exercising at the gym.

What’s Your ‘Exercise Age’?

Chronological age is one of the most reliable risk factors for death, but the way your body functions — physiological health – is even more reliable.

By Diane Domina
Senior couple dancing at home.

Put on Your Dancing Shoes to Stay Nimble as You Age

Older women who dance have a lower risk of developing disabilities that impact daily activities like walking, bathing, and dressing, according to a study.

By Diane Domina
Woman jogging at sunset.

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
Senior woman working out with a trainer.

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
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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.
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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
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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
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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