Food & Fitness After 50: Celebrate the Sandwich During National Sandwich Month

Did you know that August is National Sandwich Month? The sandwich was popularized in the 1700s by  4th Earl of Sandwich, (Sandwich is a medieval town in southeast England in the county of Kent.) The legend goes that the Earl asked for a hunk of beef between two slices of bread so he could hold theContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Celebrate the Sandwich During National Sandwich Month”

Food & Fitness After 50: Good Bones

A recent article in the Washington Post caught my attention because it related to an issue that older adults frequently ask about….how to protect their bones as they age. According to the study published in JAMA vitamin D supplements showed no effect on reducing hip fractures where as vitamin D plus calcium had about a 16% reductionContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Good Bones”

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: 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?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Be Well by Being Humble and Kind

Perhaps you’ve heard the Tim McGraw hit, “Be Humble and Kind,” and while many of us strive to be both, we often fall short. I know one person who is always humble and kind, and she is so humble, that she will not agree with my assessment, although she is too kind to tell meContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Be Well by Being Humble and Kind”

Food & Fitness After 50: Top 5 Exercise Tips

This guest blog post was written by Dr. Bob Murray In Food & Fitness After 50, we describe the importance of regular exercise for health and longevity.  We know that for many people, words such as “exercise”, “training”, and “workouts” are turn-offs, terms they can’t relate to and don’t want to consider as part ofContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Top 5 Exercise Tips”

Food & Fitness After 50: Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

On her recent birthday, my friend Sheah got a Hamsa tattooed on her right shoulder for protection from the evil eye. When you know her history of eye issues, you will understand why she desires protection. Now in her 60s, she sported her first pair of glasses at age 6 and her severe myopia madeContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize”

Food & Fitness After 50: A Healthy Mindset Can Provide Big Rewards

Bonne, now in her mid-70s, is a California gal at heart, even though she now lives in the southeastern U.S. Born and raised in California, Bonne embraced the west coast fitness movement in the 1960s and 1970s to keep her body and her health in the best possible shape. Californians were ahead of the curveContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: A Healthy Mindset Can Provide Big Rewards”

Food & Fitness After 50: How to Age Well While Living with a Chronic Disease

Meet Mike, a 64-year old artist who weighs the same as he did when he was in high school. How many of us can say that? Many of us over 50 live with chronic diseases, but Mike has been dealing with a serious disease since he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 34 years ago,Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: How to Age Well While Living with a Chronic Disease”