With age comes wisdom, a full life, and discounts on movie tickets and rental cars. But as your body moves through—and beyond—the shifts of menopause, biology does throw a few whammies your way in the weight gain department: About 10 pounds, on average, according to San Francisco–based functional medicine specialist Marsha Nunley, MD. Read the full article for Prevention.
They’ve carried you everywhere from your first day of school through this morning’s walk or run. Pretty much everything else about your body has changed in that time, so it’s little wonder that your feet also undergo some alterations, both subtle and not-so-much, as you age. Read the full article for Prevention.
Whether you aim to shed pounds or just to live a healthy life, exercise plays a key role. But let’s face it, working out can feel awkward, difficult, stressful, and even painful, especially when you’re carrying more weight than you’d like. Read the full article for Prevention.
Have a hefty weight loss goal? Consider walking, not running, toward your best new body. A recent British study found people who regularly walked for fitness—albeit at a fast pace—weighed less than those devoted to other types of physical activity, including running, swimming, and cycling. Read the full article for Prevention.
You’ve finally found a workout you love and an eating plan that syncs with your lifestyle. The extra pounds you’ve carried for years have begun to melt away. Just one problem—the same surface area covers your new, smaller self, leading your skin to sag or lag behind. Folds can form on your belly and arms, and even your face can seem a bit slack. Read the full article for Prevention.
Get off the pain-pill train by using one or more of these techniques—they’re safe and effective. Read the full article for Prevention.
Even if you’ve never had the urge to lace up a pair of running shoes, you can’t help but feel inspired by 42-year-old Deena Kastor. This fall, she’ll return to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon—a race she won a decade ago—aiming to run 26.2 miles faster than any American woman age 40 or older ever has. Over more than 20 years of logging miles and winning races, Kastor has absorbed a lesson or two about running. Read the full article for Prevention.com.
Just like your gear needs vary by workout, so too should your fueling strategy. The smoothie that goes down easy before strength-training could cause digestive distress in spin class. And you don’t need quite as many calories for a 30-minute brisk stroll as you would for a high-intensity interval session. Read the full article for Prevention.
It’s bound to happen at some point during your workout. The moment you always dread: Your instructor or workout DVD announces that it’s time to do your LEAST favorite move. You know, the one that always makes your back ache, your knees hurt, or makes you feel like the most uncoordinated person in the room. (We’re looking at you, squats, planks, and burpees.) Read the full article for Prevention.com.