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    Training with Joan.Hard is not impossible. We have been following the odyssey of Joan via Instagram. We confess that all we know about her is what we are reading in her feed. But what a feed it is.From what we can gather, Joan was a couch potato her entire...
    by Frank Wildman, PhD.What makes a person old? Some people think it’s wrinkles; others say it’s stodgy attitudes. But, really, the culprit is our habits. When we unlearn old habits and create new ones, we make our bodies and minds younger, stronger, and more flexible. In essence, we create...
    We profiled the irrepressible Christie back in June. On July 20th, she and the Mighty Mermaids swam the Channel. Starting in the pitch dark, in frigid waters, they did it. It is a horrendous swim for so many reasons, not least of which is the fearsome current which reverses...
    I have been having some issues with my QL (quadratus lumborum), the band of muscle deep in around the mid-section that stabilizes the hip. Then my glute started to ache. I cut down on any exercises that used that area. But after a few agonizing plane flights, no improvement....
    Want to rile me up? Tell me I can't do something because of my age. That's known as poking the bear. Bad idea. The exercise experts at Reader's Digest have decided that people over 50 should be as sedentary as possible, with maybe a bit of mall walking thrown...
    Planning for Your Health and Fitness Are you thinking about starting an exercise routine and improving your health and fitness? If you are, then one of the most important things you should do before you get started is spend a bit of time thinking about what you are aiming to...
    Overlooking a beautiful bay near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, replete with swimmers, surfers, paddle boarders, joggers, fishermen casting nets, people walking to and from town, and others just soaking up nature's own vitamin D, one is tempted to believe that physical activity and health are just part and parcel of...
    We first profiled Robert Neubecker a few years ago. He recently sent us this photo and we thought it would be good to check in and see what's going on with him and why is he skiing in places like this.AGEIST: This photo is crazy. Where are you?Robert: This...
    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...
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