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Fitness After 50

3 Crazy Easy Ways To Love Yourself To A Better Body

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A friend and her husband recently took the scenic route from Colorado back to their home in New York, making interesting stops along the way. Knowing how strongly I feel about the importance of eating well, exercise, and keeping weight at a reasonable level, she sent me this description of what she saw at one of the places they stopped to eat lunch, somewhere in the midwest.

The #1 Reason To Skip Sit-Ups

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A few years ago when I turned 50 and my world was topsy-turvy . . . I decided to get a grip. Not only had I packed on 15 post-menopausal pounds (too much of it settled around my middle), my energy lagged, and I felt gloomy and glum a lot of the time. Even worse, I started to think that midlife wasn't going to be so great after all. For the first time in my life, I had a bad attitude.

5 Reasons You Should Be Doing The Plank Every Day

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Not everything in life is a 'given.' We can never say with complete certainty that we'll be in the same job, relationship, home, or state of health, as we are right now. Life is fraught with change -- both wanted and unwanted, good and bad. This is especially true for those of us who are being squeezed into that sandwich between our children, aging parents, and everything else that life has to offer.

8 Ways To Stay Young As You Age

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Kravetz

What does it mean to be "psychologically young"? It's not about wrinkle creams, plastic surgery, or injections to make you look younger. It's about having a positive mental attitude, staying cognitively and physically active, and having a high-quality life.

Are You Actually Too Old For Running?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A few years ago -- around the time I was turning 50 and trying to come to grips with the changes my body, mind and life were going through -- I decided to start running, against my better judgment.

LOOK: 56-Year-Old Fitness Model's 8 Lessons For Aging Well

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty

Last year as hundreds of beautiful and talented women auditioned for a spot on the Dallas Cowboys' cheerleading team, only one warranted a number of s...

The Truth About Staying Fit After 65

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's ageing population is posing special challenges, fitness experts say, because it is...

Fight 'Bat Wings' With These 2 Star-Approved Exercises

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's true that as we get older, firming up certain parts of our bodies isn't as easy as it once was. But I soon found out it is far from impossible.

The Great Escape -- The Time Is Now

Leslie Mellet | Posted 08.22.2012 | Fifty
Leslie Mellet

The swells were tossing me around like a row boat in the middle of the ocean. I had been in the water for what seemed like an eternity. I could see the beach (swim exit) and I had passed it!

Training for the Great Escape

Leslie Mellet | Posted 08.21.2012 | Fifty
Leslie Mellet

Let me catch you up on my racing and training.

5 Tips for Becoming Fearless After 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

How can we ignore the noise from the media about how "younger is better" and stay on course? How can we stop fearing (and fighting) the aging process and learn to embrace it?

How To Use Fear As A Tool For Positive Change

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.05.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Fear isn't as evil as we think. While it's usually viewed as an emotional experience we should avoid at all costs, in truth -- if harnessed correctly -- fear can turn our lives around by forcing us to make change for the better.

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?

Why Turning 50 Can Save Your Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.27.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

For too long, women have been tricked into seeing 50 as the end of the road when, instead, we should be viewing it as the start of a new life, one in which we are truly comfortable with who we are.

5 Infuriating Fibs About Women Over 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Make no mistake: there is a revolution brewing and women over 50 are moving it forward. We demand nothing less than a societal sea change on how women over 50 are viewed in this country.

Life After 50: Walk Breaks During Marathons: Wimpy or Brilliant?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.16.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Purists snicker at the idea of taking walk breaks, but they'll be the ones looking for the orthopedic surgeons.

What It Means to Be 50 and a Woman in America in 2011: A Birthday Message to President Obama

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Once we hit 50, we understand life is not unlimited, so maybe now's the time to clarify our priorities. I can only assume that President Obama and his team have been thinking about and planning his legacy for quite some time. Is he on the right track?

Aging (And Exercising) Gracefully

Burr Leonard | Posted 10.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Burr Leonard

Exercise affects people differently at different ages. I never gave much thought to how age would impact the results I got from exercise -- that is, until it did.

WATCH: 76-Year-Old Skateboarder Shows Off His Moves

The Huffington Post | Sara Gaynes | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living

Lloyd Kahn started skateboarding at age 65, and he's still going strong. The 76-year-old San Francisco resident shows off his moves -- stressing the i...

Bring Him Home, Get Fit?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

My dog has been the number one biggest contributor to moving my body every day -- rain, shine, sleet or snow.

Tips for Aging with Health, Beauty and Peace of Mind

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The most important lesson I've learned is this: it's the small, simple changes that can have the biggest impact on aging with health, vitality, beauty, and grace.

Life After 50: Are You Ready To Write Your Future?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

This is not another one of those articles listing all the ways we can make ourselves look younger. Nor is it one that will help us confront and psychologically "deal with" the natural process of aging.

Aging Gracefully: Transform Your Body With 5 Simple Moves

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Along with a regular cardio program and eating right, strength training is one of the best things you can do for your body, and your health.