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    It is so important as we age to continue to build muscle and keep our bone density up. Any exercise is clearly beneficial to mental and physical longevity, but some sort of program including targeted strength building is a very good idea. Squats are great for this. Total-Body Exercise The classic...
    Warning: Some deep fitness-nerd stuff here.Every year, I re-evaluate what my body needs. A year seems like a good amount of time. Changing more frequently has more entertainment value, but is less impactful. Sometimes I’ll emphasize a different energy system — strength vs endurance. Other times it is a...
    The Hypervolt is Great for Some People, but a Punisher for Others Every few years technology gifts us a praise-worthy upgrade in the electronic massage-tool department. This year my most coveted self-massage tool, the Brookstone (double headed) Thumper, is being demoted to my guest room bedside table. To replace it,...
    Maybe you were inspired by surfer Patti Sheaff. Surfing is a magical, mesmerizing sport. The surfer paddles out into the ocean, and at just the right moment slides down the glassy wall of the wave and harnesses its energy to ride to shore.Surfing may seem unattainable for those of us...
    Fitness Over Fifty in Four Simple Steps Cover model, celebrity trainer and former pro athlete Owen McKibbin reveals the secrets of how he keeps his clients looking fantastic.We’ve all hit the workout wall as we get older. The willpower to get out of bed and do something (anything!), or to...
    For years, we have spoken with people in our community from around the world with the idea of discovering the best practices for a vivid, vital, engaged life. What are the commonalities among the most exceptional north stars of our community? What can we mere mortals learn from them?The...
    Pretty much everyone can benefit from a few foam roller exercises, says physical therapist Alison McGinnis at Finish Line Physical Therapy in New York City. She previously told us why. Here, she shares three moves that will loosen you up fast. FOR QUADS Place the roller about 1 inch above your kneecap. Do...
    Some people in our community seem to have an aversion when it comes to strength training, and it seems to be rooted in the false idea that lifting heavy weight is either dangerous or will transform one into the Hulk.Perhaps this belief was born from images of 1980s bodybuilders....
    I’ve been reading this new book, Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry by investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, which makes a point that some cures – an appalling $100 billion worth to be exact – are worse than the disease. Back pain is a pretty widespread condition. According to the...
    It's really quite fascinating how powerful effects of perception can affect our lives. There was a study released last week by Stanford that revealed that how people view their fitness program has a material effect on their longevity. That is, if you think you have a good program, or you...