Food & Fitness After 50: Tai Chi for Your Knees

Last year I interviewed Chris Cinnamon, owner and head instructor of Chicago Tai Chi™ and an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified exercise physiologist about the benefits of Tai Chi for older adults.  In the post, Chris answered your questions about Tai Chi for overall health, and we explored his path from Navy flyerContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Tai Chi for Your Knees”

Food & Fitness After 50: It’s a Good Time to Pass Along Kitchen Tips and Family Recipes

Keeping our social distance, my neighbor, Amy and I were talking (well, sort of shouting) across our yards and she said she had an idea for this blog. After listening to her ideas, I am posting a Q&A to share her great suggestions for passing along her favorite kitchen hacks and family recipes to theContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: It’s a Good Time to Pass Along Kitchen Tips and Family Recipes”

Food & Fitness After 50: What I’ve Learned About Obesity

I’ve been a registered dietitian for 45 years and I still have a lot to learn about the disease of obesity. I had the chance to meet and interact with medical experts in the field of obesity medicine at a recent sponsored conference and through a webinar on World Obesity Day (March 4, 2020) onContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: What I’ve Learned About Obesity”

Food & Fitness After 50: Eating Well in the Time of Coronavirus

Coronavirus is everywhere…on the news, in our social media feeds, on our minds, and, most worrying in the air! Good nutrition and feeding your family is never old news but now might be a good time to plan to: clean out your pantry, freezer, and fridge to use up those hidden gems or toss thoseContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Eating Well in the Time of Coronavirus”

Food & Fitness After 50: Lessons from a Late Blooming Ballroom Dancer

At the age of 55, Chandra did something that not many of us would do. Sure, we might take up weight training or pickleball, but ballroom dancing? That is exactly what Chandra did and ten years later she is competing in smooth ballroom dances…waltz, foxtrot, tango, and quick step. “Ballroom dancing is the ultimate fullContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Lessons from a Late Blooming Ballroom Dancer”

Food & Fitness After 50: What is Clean Eating?

A funny meme circulated among my dietitian friends. The first woman says, “I can’t eat that, I’m trying to eat clean.” The second woman (probably a dietitian) replies, “It’s banana bread, Susan, not heroin.” It’s funny and sad at the same time. Many people limit delicious, healthful foods (banana bread) because they don’t fit intoContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: What is Clean Eating?”