When your smart watch tells you 500 calories were burned in exercise, is it telling the truth?

This morning my fitness watch showed that I burned 720 calories between a one-hour aerobic dance class and a 45-minute walk with my dog. Yeah, me! But, a new study, says not so fast!   My last post reported on a new study that said middle-age weight gain is not tied to a slower metabolismContinue reading “When your smart watch tells you 500 calories were burned in exercise, is it telling the truth?”

10 Proven Ways to Maintain a Positive Mindset

Guest post written by Dr. Bob Murray, co-author of Food & Fitness After 50 You’re trying to eat well and be active every day, but are you working on your mindset about aging? How we think about aging has a powerful impact on our lives. Older adults with a positive attitude and mindset about agingContinue reading “10 Proven Ways to Maintain a Positive Mindset”

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: Owning a Dog Might be Good for Your Fitness

Thanks to Dr. Bob Murray for writing this post. As a dog-lover and dog-owner (well, I think Samson and Buddy own me!) I can related to the benefits of having a dog. Even when I don’t feel like walking, those pleading doggie eyes get me every time! That sure is a wishy-washy title.  Why notContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Owning a Dog Might be Good for Your Fitness”

Food & Fitness After 50: The Strong Live Long

This post was written by Dr. Bob Murray, co-author of Food & Fitness After 50. Maintaining muscle strength is a critical factor in ensuring a long healthspan—being as healthy as possible for as long as possible—and in ensuring that we can do so independently.  Fending for oneself is an important psychological component of successful aging.  That’sContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: The Strong Live Long”

Food & Fitness After 50: Sam’s Story: Here’s to a Long Healthspan

This post was written by Dr. Bob Murray, co-author of Food & Fitness After 50. When he was 61, Sam’s right leg collapsed as he was getting out of bed, the result of a long-ago knee injury from playing lacrosse, damage (torn meniscus cartilage) that happened two months before he graduated from West Point inContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Sam’s Story: Here’s to a Long Healthspan”