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Exercise Midlife

My Spouse's Weight Gain Is A 'Great Big Turn-Off For Me'

Roz Warren | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

The man I love has put on a little weight. I shouldn't be shocked. Keeping the pounds off is one of the challenges of middle age. It's a challenge that many of us don't meet. Next time you're hanging with a crowd of your peers, look around. Plump is the new normal.

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?