The longevity lifestyle is a way of approaching life that sees health-improvement as an enjoyable and worthwhile endeavor. People who live the longevity lifestyle have a mindset toward prevention. A prevention mindset is an outlook – a way of orienting the mind … [Read more...] about What is the Longevity Lifestyle?
Human understanding of physical movement is reaching a new level of maturity. Science is helping us understand what techniques produce healthy results in the shortest amount of time. Professional coaches and exercise kinesiologists are also contributing to the field with their practical, hands-on experience working with athletes. This section of Over Fifty and Fit reveals evidence-based fitness techniques that improve strength, symmetry, posture, agility, balance, mobility, and appearance.
Plyometrics is a type of exercise-training designed to produce fast, powerful movements. Basically, it's a fancy way of saying, "jump!" The end result from jumping exercises done safely and consistently is: stronger, shapelier thigh muscles firmer, … [Read more...] about Plyometrics! 11 Jumping Exercises for Stronger Legs
Here are some intelligent, useful ideas for creating your healthiest body yet – even after the age of 50. People can look beautiful in a variety of shapes and sizes; however, science is helping us to understand that inflammation can accelerate aging within the human … [Read more...] about How I Created My Healthiest Body Yet at Age 52 (and How You Might, Too)
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a highly effective style of workout that encourages lean muscle growth – while also burning the body's fat stores. Interval training out in the fresh air – such as our local, neighborhood park – is a highly enjoyable way you … [Read more...] about 9 Ideas for a Fun and Effective Outdoor HIIT Workout at Your Local Park
The glutes are meant to be strong in human beings. The gluteus group is built from three muscles – maximus, medius, and minimus. The maximus is intended to be among the most powerful of our body's muscles. The gluteal muscles that comprise a person's buttocks … [Read more...] about Glutes! 13 Exercises for Firm Buttocks and Symmetrically Developed Legs
A life lived well is a life lived passionately. To live passionately is to greet your daily life with a sense of adventure and gratitude while being guided by your intuition and your own belief that the world is full of goodness. However, to live passionately … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Live More Passionately Now
The magic circle is a highly effective piece of pilates apparatus. When used correctly, the magic circle can help shape and firm the muscles of the human body. Pilates is a specific type of body conditioning that includes calisthenics. These calisthenic … [Read more...] about 11 Calisthenics with the Pilates Magic Circle that Improve Muscle Tone
A stability ball is a highly beneficial workout tool for full-body fitness training. Though most people only use it to do crunches, there are many other important strengthening exercises that can be done with a stability ball. The reason the stability ball can be … [Read more...] about 14 Stability Ball Exercises for Full-Body Strengthening
Pilates is a specialized and highly effective series of exercises – originally developed for male police officers and soldiers, and later for sports injury rehabilitation. Eventually, this unique system of body conditioning was made available to all genders, ages, … [Read more...] about Pilates Is Uniquely Effective Workout for Men Over 50
Metabolism is a process within the human body that occurs as the food a person eats is converted into energy. Some people's metabolisms operate more efficiently than others'. Generally, you want the food that you eat to burn as energy instead of being stored as a fat … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Turn Your Metabolism into a Fat-Burning Furnace