Over 50 lifestyle

Longevity: Lifting Weights and Quality of Life

Longevity, Quality of Life and Weightlifting Lifting weights regularly can definitely add high quality years to your life. I make this statement based on my own experience, observing others, and reading some of the scant literature on longevity. I make this claim as...

Exercise Machines: Why Pay Big Bucks when Free is better?

Exercise Machines: Why Pay Big Bucks when Free is Better? At age 81 I am a registered member of the old school of fitness training. As I view the proliferation of new and improved fitness products I am routinely struck by how many of them provide a zero or negative...

Building habits for the life you want

Building habits for the life you want Each of us has only so much energy and time during a given day. If we want to realize our full potential, we need to make the best possible use of our limited resources of time and energy. This is often call time management. That...

Why is Discipline so Hard? Plus Bonus Fat Loss Post

Accomplishing anything that takes commitment over time takes discipline. That is the ability to forgo short term pleasure for working longer term objectives. This work will often be difficult, frustrating, and occasionally dangerous. None of us would ever graduate...

Performance Metrics for Weightlifters: The Useful and the Useless

In recent years there has been a proliferation of fitness apps that record activities during workouts and provide data to the user. IMHO most fitness apps are brain dead and convey minimal information that is of any use. They create an illusion of precision by...

Exercise and High Quality Longevity: Some new Tips and Tricks

Exercise and High-Quality Longevity: Some new Tricks and Tips High quality longevity means getting old(er) and feeling great. It means not having physical limitations on what you want to do (within reason). As I write this article Im a month from being 81 years old...

The Obesity Epidemic: Why it will be Hard to Reverse

Why are so many people so fat? Unfortunately, the answer is simple. They eat too much for their level of activity. What can we do about it? Straightforward, but definitely NOT easy. In this essay Ill offer a bit of perspective on why so many of us are obese and what...

What can Powerlifters Learn from Golfers

With the Masters Golf Championship being played this week in Augusta, Georgia, I happened to hear an interview on Freakonomics Radio with Greg Norman one of the all-time great golfers. I should note that I know almost nothing about golf. I do not even know where you...