In the 2013 film Her, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) falls head over heels in love with his computer operating system. After meeting “her,” he never wants to be without her, and his life is changed forever. That’s how New Yorker Marian Rivman feels about her FitBit — the wearable activity tracker that counts her daily steps and the calories she burns and monitors her heart rate.
Many of us spend 8 hours or more sitting per day. Did you know that extended sitting, even for individuals who exercise 30 minutes per day, increases your risk for conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and even early death?
It is a bit shocking when I realize I have been teaching fitness since 1975 right out of high school. I started teaching basic dance aerobics, which were the first version of high/low aerobics by Jacki Sorensen. I taught my first class with a vinyl 45 record album on a record player which was a long way from today’s Pandora, iPod or iPhone.
My clients commonly ask me What should I weigh? — as if I had a crystal ball. Although I could look at weight charts, I find charts to often be misleading; each athlete’s body is unique. I prefer to suggest an appropriate weight range for a person based on a conversation with them, not by looking at a chart. Yet, many athletes pick a number that sounds good for their ideal weight. Sound familiar?
As of January 1, 2015, all 75 plus million Baby Boomers had celebrated their 50th birthday thus beginning two decades of older consumers out numbering those under 18 for the first time in history. And not just those who were born between the years 1946 and 1964, but all adults aged 50 plus. This was supposed to be the moment that advocates for ageless marketing like myself had been awaiting.
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Maurice D. Williams is a fitness business owner and educator based in Bethesda, MD. He runs Move Well Fitness and Move Well Fit Academy.
Readers have no doubt heard all of the factoids put forth by self-appointed boomer experts and national aging organizations over the past couple of decades…
While most of us know that regular exercise is an important part of overall health, it can be difficult to make our bodies perform in the ways we think are necessary in order to feel the physical benefits. This is especially true as we age, when muscles and organs begin to work differently and we lose flexibility and mobility.