Food & Fitness After 50: Assessing Your Weight

Managing your weight after 50 brings some challenges, but not obstacles that can’t be overcome. It’s true that as we age there are changes to our body composition, including: Increase in abdominal fat (the dreaded “belly fat”) Increase in  fat deposits in muscles, heart, and liver Increase in body weight until about age 70 RedistributionContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Assessing Your Weight”

Food & Fitness After 50: Applying Lessons as a Diabetes Educator to Healthy Aging

Recently retired, Idie, age 65, spent 25 years as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She became a Registered Nurse in 1986. While working at an Atlanta area hospital a newly opened diabetes program was interviewing for a nurse-educator. “At the time I was working what is called a “Baylor Plan,” working 12-hour shifts on theContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Applying Lessons as a Diabetes Educator to Healthy Aging”

Food & Fitness After 50: Fathers After 50

One of the joys of writing Food & Fitness After 50 is the correspondence with those of you who are eating well and moving well. One day I opened my email to find a request from Greg, age 59, asking me to be a guest on his podcast, Fathers After 50. After our interview, which was moreContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Fathers After 50”

Food & Fitness After 50: Embrace Life’s Challenges

This post was written by Dr. Bob Murray, co-author of Food & Fitness After 50. “I’m not going to get younger, so my goal is to maintain or improve what I have,” said Karen when asked about her food-and-fitness goals for the future.  At age 71, Karen leads an active lifestyle, although one that is farContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Embrace Life’s Challenges”