Over 50 lifestyle

Longevity Research: Some Hard Questions

Longevity Research: Some Hard Questions Longevity research has gotten a lot of news coverage lately in part because Saudi Arabia has announced plans to spend a billion dollars a year on extending life. The bozo press has routinely concocted stories about amazing...

Enjoying a Long Healthy Life: You Cant Fool Mother Nature

Enjoying a Long Healthy Life: You Cant Fool Mother Nature This past week a friend sent me an article from the Atlantic magazine that bemoaned how unfriendly and intimidating the fitness industry can be for those who are out of shape but want to start an exercise...

Can You Look Younger at 50?

Can You Look Younger at 50? You can definitely look and feel much younger at 50, 60 or beyond if you are presently out of shape and a bit overweight. Getting in good physical condition will not only make you look younger, but it will probably make you much healthier....

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...

Your First Powerlifting Meet

Your first powerlifting meet can be an exciting, exhilarating and rewarding experience. It can also be frustrating, confusing and humbling. If you know what to expect, and what you must do to be prepared, good things are more likely to happen. I have enjoyed competing...

5 Tricks I learned working out during the Covid lockdown

It was about a year ago that they gyms in my area were put in lockdown because of Covid. For the first time since I was an obnoxious teenager I could not go to a gym to play with barbells and other heavy objects. This was a day I thought would never come. However,...