He's 76 years old and everyone knows him as Mr. Fitness. But he says he used to have no athletic ability and was always the last one picked for teams. Find out how he changed his body and you can, too -- at any age.
Allison Van Dusen
Health and fitness journalist Allison Van Dusen says your actions can fend off devastating diseases.
The Fitness Creed
A few years ago, I decided to get fit and lose 62 pounds. During this remarkable process, I developed a personal philosophy to guide my efforts. Articulating this creed was a useful exercise; hence, I am inspired to share my ideas with others who are undertaking their own fitness journey. Here are the 10 guiding concepts: 1. Just do it: At a minimum, each day needs to include a period of playful...
Seniors Trade Rocking Chairs for Rackets
More than ever, seniors are discovering the athlete within. Since the early 1990s, total participation (and participation by those over age 45) has grown in 21 sports and fitness activities. Note that these sports aren't for sissies: basketball, bowling, mountain and rock climbing, walking, exercise with equipment, running and jogging, working out at a club, tackle football, golf, hiking, hunting...
Meet Fred the Fitness Guy
You may recognize Fred the Fitness guy from his jazzed up GrowingBolder.com profile page, but wait until you meet the real Fred. He's thoughtful, caring, deeply spiritual and seems to have discovered the secrets to happiness.
Put Your Heart in a Fitness Protection Program: Ten Tips for Showing Your Heart You Care
Our heart—that quiet, understated partner—beats over 100,000 times every 24 hours, and unless we listen and take careful notes, we won’t hear its message.
Why do we need to listen? Because every 34 seconds a person dies from heart disease. Heart disease is now the number one killer in the United States for both men and women. Our nation’s growing girth (40 percent of Americans are...
Is there a prescription for staying young in mind and body? Registered dietician Tracy Gensler says she's developed a simple plan to do just that.
Fitness Support for Teens and Young Adults
About a third of the young men and women recruited by the army are "too fat to fight." That alarming statistic, along with health concerns, has prompted the introduction of innovative programs to promote fitness among young adults. Five promising programs are detailed below:Online Health Community for Teens: Teens seeking to lose or gain weight, stop a bad habit, escape bullying or get support for...
Army Strong--Reach a Goal, Then Run to the PortaPotty
Yesterday I reached a new fitness goal. I marched 28 miles on rocky trails with a 25-pound pack.This morning I used those very tired legs to sprint the 15 feet from my bed to the closest toilet. One sure indication that I have reached a new fitness goal is my lower intestine going into rebellion. Not only was I tired from the event. I was pooped!!! (ouch!)For this event the reaction was...