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Exercise Middle Age

Can You Actually Be In The Best Shape Of Your Life After 50, And Should You Even Try?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
Jill S. Brown

What happens to our bodies as we age is no fun to think about. Depending on your lifestyle, things can really start falling apart physically after only 30 or 35 years on this planet. Next thing you know you're staring down the barrel of the big Five 'Oh No.'

The Joy of Biking: Seriously, It Is a Great Way to Stay Fit

Leslie Mellet | Posted 06.01.2012 | Fifty
Leslie Mellet

I fell in love with cycling. To me it is wonderful experience to ride long distances and commune with nature (I can't believe I just said that but it is how I feel).

It's All About the Run: How Strength Training and Core Exercises Helped Me Achieve My Fitness Goals

Leslie Mellet | Posted 05.13.2012 | Fifty
Leslie Mellet

I am sure you have noticed that as we get older our bodies do not perform as they did in our 20s, 30s, and yes, 40s. Not a big news item but it is important to bear in mind as you work to stay fit after 50.

Fitness After 50: Executing My New Goal

Leslie Mellet | Posted 05.02.2012 | Fifty
Leslie Mellet

My new goal was to do a triathlon. Was it different from other fitness goals, or just a bunch of fitness goals combined together? No, this goal was far out of my comfort zone and the question became, "How can I motivate myself to train for a triathlon?"

What Motivates This Midlifer To Train For Triathlons

Leslie Mellet | Posted 04.24.2012 | Fifty
Leslie Mellet

Suddenly, three Januaries ago, my husband declares we need a goal -- we should do a triathlon. Why not? I can swim and run, and how hard can the bike be?