Do You Have The I Can Do It Too Mentality?

I can do it too mentality

“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” – Abraham Lincoln

We all know how easy it is to make excuses…too easy, really! Let’s be honest. Have you ever felt discouraged after seeing a friend or colleague succeed in something in which you too would also like to succeed? Perhaps there’s some jealousy there, dictating our thoughts and feelings. We “want” to be happy for them, but we can’t help our egocentric tendencies to relate this to ourselves, and in this case, our lack of success vs. theirs. Read more

To Moms Everywhere …

facts about mother's day

In honor of Moms everywhere, we at Fit After Fifty have compiled a few interesting facts about Mother’s Day and Moms: Read more

May Flowers, Sports for Everyone and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

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As we happily say goodbye to April rain showers, we give a warm welcome to May flowers and…National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! What better time than now to get outside: be active, sweat a little bit, soak up some vitamin D (but wear sunscreen!!).  Need another reason to get out and be active?  Check out Tony, the founder of Fit After Fifty, as he shares his story here. Psssst…you can share your story too, to help inspire others. Read more

World Physical Activity Day: Lead by Example and Prevent Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity can be prevented.
Fit After Fifty recently discovered some very alarming statistics: Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. If the current trend continues, more than 85% of adults in the United States will be overweight or obese by the year 2030. Read more

Inspiration To Get moving…On Sale!

inspiration to get moving

Inspire Your Fit After Fifty is a multimedia eBook designed to showcase real stories of real people. Each of these stories is told in writing and brought to life with video, so you’ll get to know the storytellers personally as they tell their own motivating tales. If they can do itso can you! Read more

Eating Disorders – Women Are Dying To Be Thin

Eating disorders - body image

Eating disorders, such as anorexia (eating too little), bulimia (forced vomiting of what is eaten) and compulsive over-eating, are occurring at an ever-increasing rate. Today there are about 11 million Americans with eating disorders – 10 million women and 1 million men – with 95% falling between the ages of 12 and 25. Read more

What’s Inflating U.S. Healthcare Costs? Third-Party Payment Systems

Healthcare third-party payment system

Back in the days when the family physician oversaw a person’s health from birth to grave, expenses were much more reasonable and payments could often be negotiated (or bartered for!). At the very least the patient, a.k.a. the consumer, was undeniably more aware of actual costs for the services being rendered. There’s value-awareness in this scenario. Read more

What’s Inflating U.S. Healthcare Costs? Patients Play a Passive Role

What's inflating U.S. healthcare costs? Patients playing a passive role.

It’s interesting that many of us, when purchasing a new car, spend more time researching and informing ourselves of the current market conditions than we do when it comes to making decisions about our healthcare. Read more

What’s Inflating U.S. Healthcare Costs? Volume-Fee-For-Service Model

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Most people agree that our healthcare system is flawed. It really boils down to an inefficient structure and misguided value system, which results in costs well above what they should be for the care received. As with any structure that is unsound, the results are detrimental to the end-user – you and me, the patients – particularly over time as the structure is tested and the detrimental effects compound. Read more

Our Healthcare Crisis – Why Should You Care?

Healthcare costs

Our nation’s healthcare is quite the sticky topic these days. Most consumers are aware that we don’t have the perfect system – no surprise there. And, even with the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act that will take full effect in 2014, we still won’t have fully addressed the crisis that has been plaguing you and me, the patients. So, the FitBehavior Team has decided to write a series of articles for the purpose of raising awareness of the healthcare crisis – what is it and how it affects us individually – as well as to address what we as individuals can do about it. Read more