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Manage Your Changing Hormones

How Exercise Helps Manage Our Changing Hormones Meridith Ford was at work when the first hot flash hit.     “What in the world is happening to my body?” she remembers thinking a few years ago. It was the onset of menopause, which brings lower levels of estrogen and...

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Fitness for Everyday Life

Functional Fitness: In Shape for Everday Life ​Why should you work out regularly? For big muscles? To lose weight? To beat your brother-in-law at golf? Sure, all of those are good reasons for some people. But what about working out so you are better prepared for the...

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Making Modifications

Adjusting Workouts Makes Them Personal -- and Better ​Tony, a lifelong tennis player, is in his mid-50s now. When he started noticing his game wasn’t as sharp as it used to be, he thought gym workouts might help restore his power and relieve some pain.  But the...

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The Power of Small Group Training

​In her mid-50s, Debbie Herring woke up each day feeling much older and worn out.  For decades, she had suffered from chronic knee pain, and successful treatment for breast cancer had left her so weak, “I couldn’t even pick up a case of water.”    Doctors urged her to...

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Exercise and Breast Cancer

Exercise is a Strong Tool Against Breast Cancer Rickye Lamm, centre, and friends at Full Circle Fitness where she works as a trainer. Every October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month puts a spotlight on the disease that afflicts millions of women. Rickye Lamm is among...

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Fat Loss Over 50: Five Easy Tips

Fat loss after 50 seems hard to most people. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep a healthy weight through exercise and eating right. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight, statistics show. And the numbers are similar here in Canada and other English-speaking...

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Fall Tai Chi and Yoga at ProActive Fitness

Fall Tai Chi and Yoga at ProActive Fitness This is a guest post from my friend, Dianne Bailey. Dianne is a long-time practioner and teacher of Tai Chi and she developed the Open the Door to Tai Chi System that I teach at ProActive Fitness.  There are many studies that...

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The Power of Knowing Why

The Power of Knowing Why: What’s Your Main Motivation for Fitness? If you want to get fit or stay fit after 50, you need a good motivator -- a primary reason why you want to exercise, eat right, and live a healthy lifestyle.   We talk to people about this all the...

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Vacation recovery plan

Get Back At It You may feel tempted to skip your workout the day after you return home from vacation, but be warned that it’s a slippery slope. After all you’re tired, you have unpacking to do and you’re stiff from the ride home. That day slides into the next day and...

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Pickleball, anyone?

Pickleball Is Growing among Athletes over 50: It’s Fun, Simple and A Good Workout Pickleball might have a goofy name. But it might be the fastest-growing sport in North America, and it has particular appeal to people over 50. It’s a lot like tennis, but on a smaller...

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How to Stick With It

Starting on the road to fitness can be challenging enough. But staying on that road for the long haul? Well, that can be another issue altogether.      That’s how Clay Lambert feels these days. The 56-year-old journalist in Silicon Valley is off to a great start in...

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