Tag: Fitness

Can An Old Dog Learn New Tricks

Lou has been trying to learn how to Hula Hoop since he was 8 years old, with no success. With a few tips from Heather, the top Hula Hoop teacher at “Peace Love and Hoopieness”, Lou thought he might give it one more try….

Dancing Your Way to Longevity

Jackie Wheeler is a very young 87 years of age. She attributes her health and longevity to Line Dancing and the Grace of God. We spoke with Jackie on November 12th at the Venice Presbyterian Church, where she teaches line dancing every Monday. Jackie…

How To Stay Fit At Home This Winter

Stay fit at home this winter with a suspended body weight exercise. There are many suspended body weight trainers available so you don’t have to buy the expensive TRX unit. We like the NOSSK HOME Suspension Bodyweight Fitness Trainer Available on Amazon. This Readers…

Never leave the playground.

We had the pleasure to meet Stephen Jepson  (77 years old ) and saw his presentation at a conference about functioning aging in Orlando.  His motto is “Never leave the Playground”. Learning new skills, using hands and feet promotes cognition and brain function. It…

GETTING FIT & STAYING FIT OVER 65

What’s the right mix of exercise activities to stay fit and reduce health risks over age 65? The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association have guidelines for adults over age 65, and for those age 50 to 64 with a…

Take It Easy

Click on Image to see video The Eagles / Jackson Browne tune, “Take It Easy” is excellent advice for anyone but even more so for us boomers. In this video, our friend, Alan explains how he acquired a double groin injury and sciatica from…

Retired Twice and Still Active

Just before heading down from our meager 3 mile hike on the Colorado Trail to Harvard Lakes, we met another 500 miler on his 16th day on the trail. Eugene, an Air Force Colonel who, after retiring from the service, became a High School…

Get Boomers Fit

Fitness tips, health tips and product recommendations for the Baby Boomer Generation to enhance and extend quality of life.

Myth#1 To be old is to be sick

While the prevalence of chronic diseases increases with advancing age, a large number of mature adults are healthy, robust and without any significant functional limitations. Even in advanced old age, there are individuals that attain incredible heights of athleticism and fitness. MYTH #2 Soon!