Food & Fitness After 50: No Challenge, No Change

I first met Sally when she was 62 years old and teaching aerobics classes. She described herself as a “retired, healthy woman who lived her profession.” For 30 years she was a high school health and physical education instructor who loved being active. One thing she always used to say that has stuck with meContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: No Challenge, No Change”

Food & Fitness After 50: Want a killer physique?

“Some supplements work for some people some of the time. Many supplements don’t work for anybody any of the time.”   Dr. Ron Maughan, Emeritus Professor of Sports and Exercise Nutrition, Loughborough, United Kingdom In my last post, I discussed the basics of dietary supplements with a focus on multivitamin-minerals. This week, let’s talk about muscle building andContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Want a killer physique?”

Supplements: Help or Hype or Hope?

This post is a summary of information from a talk I gave at the Bell Family Branch YMCA in Hartwell, GA on April 12th and 30th, 2018. Are you among the 76% of Americans who take dietary supplements?  And, if you are  in the 55+ population, are you one of the 80% who take supplements? TheContinue reading “Supplements: Help or Hype or Hope?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Is 70 the New 40?

First, let me wish you a Happy Older Americans Month; May is the month when we celebrate those of us in the “older” demographic! May coincided with a conference that I participated in and the timing was perfect. Last week, my co-author, Bob Murray and I delivered a presentation to a group of sports andContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Is 70 the New 40?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Good Health = A Lifetime of Activity + Good Nutrition + Thankfulness

“You’re the captain of the ship, not a passenger!” Do you weigh the same as when you were 20? I’m guessing that few people in their late-60s can say they do, but Phil can. He attributes his long running career to the fact that he doesn’t carry excess weight, which puts extra pressure on kneesContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Good Health = A Lifetime of Activity + Good Nutrition + Thankfulness”