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How Fast Do You Walk?

How fast you walk may be a strong predictor of mortality!

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How fast you walk says a lot about your health

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. Lou turns 72 next month.

Can an old dog learn new tricks? Watch and see!

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 is a true inspiration, as you will see in this video.
If you are in the Venice FL area and would like Jackie to teach line dancing or put on a line dance show for your group, senior home or community just send and email to info@EZfit4U.com and we will send you her contact information.

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 Digest article will provide you all you need to know to get started at home, regardless of your current fitness level.
Click on the link below for the full workout and article.
Always consult your physician before starting any exercise program.

Short Home Workout

Greg and Dog Hugo Scale The Dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan.

If you ever have the pleasure of visiting these dunes, in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, I would not recommend climbing down to the beach unless your are very fit. Getting down this steep sand dune is difficult enough but coming up that moving wall of sand is a major task. It’s three steps up and slide two steps down. Signs are prominently posted warning the dangers of going down and the expense of having to be rescued.
We met Greg, a fellow Boomer, after watching him come up, with the aid of Hugo, his brothers Weimaraner.

Never leave the playground.

Getboomersfit Never leave the playgroundWe 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 also enriches our lives and gives us an idea of how much more we can achieve if we try.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. The process of learning brings the benefits.  We were lucky to get a picture taken together with Stephen.
Katja decided to try it out his philosophy at the next campground stop at Ochlockonee River State park.
Check out the interview with Stephen from a while back
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We Love Resistance Bands!

Resistance bands can go anywhere and cost less than a monthly membership at many gyms. Here is a review of the best bands and the winner is “Bodylastics”.

Read the reviews here Resistance Band Review

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 chronic condition, such as arthritis.

Read the full article click here FIT OVER 65

Be A Superhero & Stay Active With The Grand Kids

These cards are for teachers to give kids breaks from brain work and get the blood flowing. You can buy these and download them, for about four bucks. Then print them on card stock and start doing these with your favorite Superhero. They will think you are a Superhero too.

For more click HERE

Safe Lifting Heavy and Light Objects

This short and simple video illustrates safe lifting techniques you may not be aware of.
How to lift heavy and light objects safely

You’ve Come A Long Way Baby!


Getting and staying fit has come a long way since this video was taken but simply sitting on a roller machine won’t get it. You do have to actually exercise and maybe even break a sweat.
The good news is fitness centers can be convenient and economical. Or, you can exercise at home with Yoga, Elastic bands and body weight Suspension Exercisers for a very small investment.

Your Last 10 Years?


The question is asked, “What will your last 10 years look like.”
Join us and help make a difference.
From the YouTube page of Canadian group Heart and Stroke. Click on link to see more from
Heart and Stroke

Kenny and Annie “Blessed” At Yellowstone National Park!

While on our Summer 2017 Tour of the USA, we visited Yellowstone National Park and met some inspirational Baby Boomers along the way. Among them was Kenny Rodgers, a retired Las Vegas Police officer. Kenny and Annie hike, bike, run and do resistance training together. They believe they are blessed to be able to visit and fully enjoy places like Yellowstone.

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The Senior Games

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Sarcopenia Cause, Prevention and Treatment

Scarcopenia affects all of us to some degree. Get after it now and and enjoy a much better quality of life with the coming years. It’s never to late to reverse this malady.
Click on this link from Web MD to learn more.
Sarcopenia

Osteoarthritis Causes and Prevention

This audio interview is with the scientist who lead a study that found the increase in Osteoarthritis is not due to living longer or body weight, as as the medical world currently believes. It is due to our lack of activity.
The study also concluded, Osteoarthritis can be preventable.
This news may be too late for some boomers but others could benefit by making a simple lifestyle change.
All of us could share the information with our children and grandchildren to help save them from this painful malady.

Interview with Dr. Ian Wallace’s Osteoarthritis Researcher

Take It Easy

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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 not taking it easy.

Alan was a competitive skier and cyclist who still has the skills and drive to compete with people a fraction of his age. The problem is, our friend has allowed his general fitness and flexibility to decline and he has never really been one to stretch regularly. That is a prescription for injury.

Even the youngest Boomers need to keep in mind; one can’t take part in sports or jump into an exercise program full steam ahead. Take it easy in the beginning, warming up and regular stretching is more important than ever. Stay fit and flexible and you will be surprised what you can do!

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 Science Teacher.  He is retired again but no less active.

Eugene’s trek, from Denver to Durango, is just about 500 miles. We had the pleasure of hiking and talking with him for a while. We enjoyed a lively and enlightening conversation. Like many of the other fit Boomers we met on our CO journey, Eugene has been active almost as long as he can remember. But, don’t be discouraged, it is never too late and we will show you many examples of Boomers who have gotten better with age.

Meanwhile enjoy our short interview, on the trail with Eugene.

Mother and Daughter Take A 500 Mile Walk

Sue and, daughter, Michelle are hiking the Colorado trail from Littleton to Durango, approximately 500 miles of up and down. Typically it takes 5 or 6 weeks for hikers to complete the hike and these two are right on schedule, no small accomplishment.
Katja and I spoke with Michelle and Sue on the trail near “Harvard Lakes”. While we were on a day hike, the ladies were 16 days into their trek.
Enjoy the video.

 

 

 

 

Boomers Plan Adventure Run!


Johnathon and Carl, two Colorado Boomers, are on the “Midland Trail” in Buena Vista CO planning an annual adventure run. Colorado boasts one of the longest life expectancies in the Nation and with many boomers, like these two,choosing to live here it is easy to see why.
The Midland Hill in Buena Vista Colorado begins on a bridge over the Arkansas River. It has several hiking, running and mountain bike trails. From easy to advanced, something for everyone. Hikers, who want a real challenge, should hike or run to the Midland peak, approx. 1500 feet in about 2 miles.

Boost Your Bone Strength

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Some tips on helping our bones stay strong from AARP.
Click on the link below and scroll through the images to see all 7 tips.

7 surprising ways to increase density

Get Boomers Fit

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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

getboomersfit-com_louWhile 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!

Boomers can have fun to

Getboomersfit_have funYou don’t have to be a kid to have fun making and enjoying a healthy breakfast.
Boomers can have fun too !