Let’s face it. After menopause, it feels as though the rules all change when it comes to weight loss. Whether you’ve been a regular at the gym and have kept up the habit for years (congrats!) or whether you make sure you get out for that power walk most days of the week, it can be tough to use your workouts to lose weight when you’re a senior. Sometimes you can feel as though it’s impossible to lose even a…
When you want to get out there and back in shape but you haven't been keeping up with your fitness efforts for a while, it can be very challenging. After all, it isn't just a matter of not having the strength you could have if you'd remained athletic. You've also accumulated a number of different pains, aches and sore spots along the way. Each of these additional struggles can make it feel like you're never really going to make any…
For many of us, dragging our bodies out of bed in order to face a workout first thing can take a bit of motivation. As the cold weather moves in and our muscles are stiffer, the challenge is even greater. While many of us feel that the best way to warm up the muscles before a workout is to stretch, this is only true if you're stretching properly The wrong kind of stretching can not only hold you back but…

Can You Exercise With Shoulder Pain?

Written by : CCF 06 September 2016
Having an injury stinks. It can be difficult to exercise with shoulder pain, or any pain for that matter. Not only does it hurt, but it makes it hard to go about our regular everyday lives. Our activities are reduced and it can be very frustrating. When you have a shoulder injury, it can feel like you're suddenly unable to move half your body, not just the one arm. Even if it's not your dominant arm, it's surprising to realize…

Will Age Ever Stop You From Running?

Written by : CCF 01 July 2016
Running isn’t easy, but it can be great. It isn’t something you can just leap into. For the vast majority of people, you’ll need to build up your fitness level before you can really run without placing yourself at a considerable risk of injury. As with all things fitness, this can take somewhat longer as we age. Does that mean that running is an activity reserved for the young? Is there a cut-off date for running? The short answer: no.…

Middle Age Fitness Changes Both the Body and Mind

Written by : CCF 26 February 2016
A recent study has been published by Boston University, which shows that exercising at midlife can actually boost the size of the brain. Middle age fitness is not only important for remaining physically fit, but it also increases mental sharpness at a rate that is greater at that time of life than in any other. The paper reporting on the study was published in the Neurology journal and indicated that regular physical activity has a direct impact on reducing cognitive…

Active Seniors Have a Greater Love for Life

Written by : CCF 31 July 2015
Fantastic news for adults over the age of 50! The more active you are, the more likely you are to have a true lust for life, to feel great, and to enjoy retirement once it finally comes your way. Exercise and physical activity not only protect you against certain common forms of health decline that are associated with age, but they help you to stay energized, think more clearly, maintain flexibility, and simply do more without risking fatigue or injury.…

Getting Fit Over 50 Safety Tips

Written by : CCF 12 May 2014
When you are over the age of 50, exercising your body remains essential to maintain good health. Unfortunately, when you are 50+, there is a greater risk of injury when exercising because your body is no longer as supple as it once was 20 or 30 years ago. In order to achieve the benefits of exercise that will aid in keeping your muscles, tissues and joints flexible and strong, it is important that you follow certain guidelines that will help…