Each of us faces different challenges as we age. Whether you are a grandparent who would like to keep up with your grandchildren, a busy working mother who does not have time to succumb to an injury or an elderly person who would like to reduce your risk of falling, we all want to know what will work best to keep our bodies healthy and strong. And although exercise is one of the best ways to keep your body in tip-top shape no matter how old you are, there are certain issues that peak and special precautions to take when staying fit after age 50.
This section of our website deals with these issues and offers information and tips you should know on how to maintain, and even enhance, your fitness level. If there are any topics that are not listed here that you would like to see covered, please let us know.
The Center for Disease Controls says that one in three adults age 65 and over fall each year, and that falls are a major health problem that can be prevented. Can exercise play a role in fall prevention, and if so, how? Read More
There is no denying the benefits of strength training at any age, particularly in older adults. Numerous studies abound confirming strength training not only has positive effects on a person’s metabolism and lean muscle mass, but also can help alleviate, or even reverse, debilitating health conditions such as depression, arthritis, osteoporosis, obesity and back pain. Read More
As we age, knee pain becomes a common complaint among many individuals. One of the most common causes of knee pain is chondromalacia patellae, a condition that causes the cartilage under the kneecap to soften, according to Jennifer Hootman, Ph.D, Centers for Disease Control. Symptoms of this common type of knee pain may improve or even disappear with eight to 10 weeks of strengthening exercises. Read More