Want to age strong? Follow these tips for the strength advantage.

This blog post is a collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., managed by NCBA, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. What does the word STRONG mean to you? Bulging muscles, nerves of steel, mental resolve? We all want to be strong but how do we get there without living in the gym or developingContinue reading “Want to age strong? Follow these tips for the strength advantage.”

Food & Fitness After 50: Can we Sustain Cooking at Home after the Pandemic?

They say that with age comes wisdom. It seems that wisdom extends to the eating habits of those of us over 50. Ninety-five percent of adults over the age of 50 agree that fruits and vegetables have many health benefits and 89% say they enjoy eating them. Older adults are also more likely to recognizeContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Can we Sustain Cooking at Home after the Pandemic?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Fitness Tips for Getting and Staying Active

In Food & Fitness After 50 co-author and exercise physiologist, Dr. Bob Murray, likes to make the distinction between physical activity and exercise.  He defines the terms this way, “physical activity is body movements that require increased energy expenditure. Exercise is body movements that require increased energy expenditure and are planned, structured, and repeated with theContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Fitness Tips for Getting and Staying Active”

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

“The strong live long!” I recently returned from Chicago from the annual American College of Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Summit. My friend and co-author of Food & Fitness After 50 , Dr. Bob Murray, and I gave a talk titled “Is 70 the New 40?” Since Bob and I are closer to 70 than 65, weContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Is 70 the New 40?”

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”