Food & Fitness After 50: Writing a Personal Mission Statement to Eat Well, Move Well, and Be Well in 2018

When we had full-time jobs (me at a university and my husband for a state agency) we both sat through many team building exercises, strategic planning sessions, and committee work to craft mission and vision statements for our respective departments. Every time a new leader took over we sat through another round of “values clarification,”Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Writing a Personal Mission Statement to Eat Well, Move Well, and Be Well in 2018”

Food & Fitness After 50: The Power of Moving Well to Be Well

  Now at age 75, Harry doesn’t run marathons anymore, but after completing 11 marathons, he is still running 5-6 miles four days a week with a longer run thrown in to keep it interesting. He also walks and occasionally cycles. He works fitness into everyday life, like walking the stairs, standing on one legContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: The Power of Moving Well to Be Well”

Food & Fitness After 50: The Power of Having a Plan A and Plan B for a Healthy Life

As a 10-year-old, Samantha loved animals. She had 5 cats and her favorite Walt Disney movies were the ones featuring animals, not princesses. And, she faithfully watched the television show, Wild Kingdom. Her love of animals made her question what she was eating, and she told her mother she was going to be a vegetarian.Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: The Power of Having a Plan A and Plan B for a Healthy Life”

Food & Fitness After 50: Does your food support your fitness?

This post is a summary of a nutrition session I conducted for the Bell Family YMCA in Hartwell, GA on November 14 & 28, 2017. Are you doing all you can to achieve your fitness goals with the foods you choose? Before you can answer that question, it is important to step back and askContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Does your food support your fitness?”