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Life-Long Learning #1: Age Is Just a Number

By Lynn Turcotte-Schuh  At 35 years of age, I know I am a young contributor for a group called Fit After Fifty – but I hope I can inspire you with my perspective. “Life-Long Learning” is a collection of thoughts I have been filing away while watching the generation before me. One of the most(…)

What Motivates You to Get Fit? 3 Reasons Why We Exercise

For me personally, there are a LOT of reasons to get & stay fit. Some of you have probably read a bit about me and my decision at an early age to pursue fitness. When I was in college I saw a group of “older” men playing handball—and I decided that I wanted to be(…)

Boston to Boulder: A 140 Day Challenge

It was March 11 and all I could think about was what shade of green I’d wear for St. Patrick’s Day the next Monday. Green tie? Oh Yeah. Green shirt? Maybe not. Shamrock undershorts? I wouldn’t tell. But for that day, it was bright safety yellow as Daylight Savings time robbed me of the sun(…)

Tips

Eco-Friendly Exercise for Earth Day

Earth Day is here. People across the world are getting out in their gardens, volunteering in their communities, and working to make our planet a better place. We suggest you take your fitness regimen outside for Earth Day, and enjoy the beautiful place in which you live. “We’re spoiled here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.(…)

What Motivates You to Get Fit? 3 Reasons Why We Exercise

For me personally, there are a LOT of reasons to get & stay fit. Some of you have probably read a bit about me and my decision at an early age to pursue fitness. When I was in college I saw a group of “older” men playing handball—and I decided that I wanted to be(…)

5 Tips to Make Your Life Better – Start Small for Healthy Changes!

If we’re honest with ourselves, there’s always something we’d like to change, improve, try again, or just make better. All too often we attempt to make these changes suddenly—only to be disappointed when we aren’t as successful as we had wanted, or fail altogether. Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” Research shows* that(…)

5 Fun After-Fifty Fitness Activities (outside the norm)

If you’re anything like me, you can get a little restless when you get locked into a pattern or a repetitious lifestyle. Some people were made for their daily 5am jog—some people were not. I like adventure! I like to do fitness activities that suffice my need to explore. I like to try new things,(…)

Stories

3 Super Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

This Sunday is the biggest snack-day of the year. Homes & bars will be filled with delicious finger foods that eager fans will pile high on their tiny plates… over and over again throughout the four-five hour event. We’re by no means anti-snacking, but there are definitely some healthier options than the “regular offenders” on the table…(…)

Meet Paul. “Share Your Story” Giveaway Winner!

We recently ran a contest & giveaway where we invited you to share your “Fit After Fifty” stories—and we loved hearing what you have to say! After filtering through the submissions, we chose Paul Beals as the winner. We were so inspired by the changes he’s made in his life that have caused other wonderful(…)

Boston to Boulder: A 140 Day Challenge

It was March 11 and all I could think about was what shade of green I’d wear for St. Patrick’s Day the next Monday. Green tie? Oh Yeah. Green shirt? Maybe not. Shamrock undershorts? I wouldn’t tell. But for that day, it was bright safety yellow as Daylight Savings time robbed me of the sun(…)

A Bonus, and How to Live Life to the Fullest

By Brian Carroll It’s 5:40 am. It’s dark. It’s New England. It’s cold. Make that… real cold. 12 degrees. And yes, it’s still dark. The driveway of the local YMCA is near empty. Spin class in 5 minutes. Why? Taking my center bike in a room of half-asleep spinners, I pause for a look around.(…)

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