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Life-Long Learning #2: Live Like It’s Your Only

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(…)

Michelle Boyd’s Story of Overcoming Obesity

2013 is the year I lost 92 lbs. on a rigid low calorie diet and Omnitrition supplements. 2014 is the year I decided to get physical. I’ve been a morbidly obese woman my entire adult life. I did not do any exercise except for swimming. I had long been in denial of my poor physical(…)

Psychological Benefits of Fitness After Fifty

As we reach our ‘next fifty’, physical activity and exercise become more and more vital for our health, length, and quality of life. Consistent exercise and a healthy diet do more than just strengthen muscles and improve our ability to be physically active, however – there are lots of mental and psychological benefits of fitness(…)

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Stay Motivated and Reach Your Summertime Fitness Goals

Well, we’re finished with June and maybe you are not finding yourself where you expected to be when you first set your fitness goals a few months back. Perhaps your momentum has, well, lost speed?  If so, or you just need an extra boost to keep pushing toward your fitness goals, we have come up(…)

Functional Fitness: Is it For You?

Perhaps the term “functional fitness” is new to you; perhaps how that would look in real life workouts eludes you.  It actually is a centuries’ old method of staying fit… working in real life the way our forefathers and mothers did.  Functional Fitness refers to workouts that utilize the main body motions to challenge your(…)

Stay Hydrated for Your Workouts as the Weather Heats Up

Warmer weather is upon us, as well and fun opportunities for taking our workouts outside. Along with higher temperatures is an increased risk of dehydration. We all know that we should stay hydrated, but opinions on when, what, and how to do that can vary. Any sustained exercise results in greater fluid loss as we(…)

Exercise Safety for 50+

June is national Safety Month. Injuries of all types are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. However, many injuries can be prevented when people practice safe behaviors. For those of us over 50 who want to(…)

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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…(…)

Michelle Boyd’s Story of Overcoming Obesity

2013 is the year I lost 92 lbs. on a rigid low calorie diet and Omnitrition supplements. 2014 is the year I decided to get physical. I’ve been a morbidly obese woman my entire adult life. I did not do any exercise except for swimming. I had long been in denial of my poor physical(…)

Aqua Aerobics: How To Start, and The Benefits

My Dad, of all people, asked me the other week about water workouts. He’s never been a big one for the pool, and for years was an active walker. Then his knees started bothering him, and one of his walking buddies raved about the gentleness of working out in the water. Dad asked me why(…)

Stronger on the Slopes, and Beyond!

By Debora Robinett  I began attending The Bar Method Seattle-Redmond classes in November 2011, shortly after the SLU studio opened. I noticed many changes and improvements in my body within the first few months. After a year, in December 2012, I wrote a brief testimonial about the changes in my skiing ability/strength. “As a downhill skier(…)

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