Vince wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Sheba wanted to participate with her son, a Special Olympian, and inspire other women to exercise. Ari wanted to lose weight and get healthy enough to play with his grandkids. What do these 60-somethings have in common? They [...]
A new study says resistance training is better for heart health than cardio exercise.
At 62, Jeff Lasater is dedicated to staying in shape. He lifts weights three times a week, and he runs on the treadmill three times a week. “I don’t want to live to be 80 if I’m not healthy,” says Jeff, who still enjoys his job in sales and was [...]
You probably already know that exercise helps you stay strong, healthy and independent as you get older. It also helps when life throws you a curve in the form of, say, a common injury or medical treatment. Take it from Shebah Carfagna, who underwent hip replacement surgery five months ago [...]
If you want to live longer, these five steps are key. Don’t smoke Keep a healthy weight Get regular physical activity Consume a healthy diet Drink alcohol moderately, if at all That might not be an earth-shaking list. But the study also put numbers on the extra life expectancy these [...]
Growing evidence shows that exercise keeps us mentally sharp as we age and fights Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.