Fifty-plussers: Fit to Work

โ€œ1-2-3, lift!โ€ Directly across from the 19-year-old young man, bent at my knees and using proper body mechanics, I lifted my side of the heavy wooden pallet. Iโ€™ve survived 20-plus years of certified nursing assistant (CNA) work with no back/knee issues lifting, transferring and moving heavy patients either with a two-person lift or alone, so…

Weight training: $$$ well spent

In the middle of the first round of my bridge repetitions while I lay on my back on the gym floor, my weight trainer Cindy and I were laughing so hard we both had tears coming out of our eyes. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’d been talking about sliders, you know for core work? She mentioned that paper…

Fitness near 60: fat loss; muscle gain

Seven years ago, age 50, when I simultaneously became a vegan and started running at least four times a week, I lost 35 pounds and just knewwww that I was fit!! My size small scrub pants still had room for me to move; my new diet plan nixed all the foods that I felt were…

Dusting off my tools: Weights before runs

  There’s a yogi on Instagram I follow who regularly posts a saying that always speaks to me: “You have the tools; you’re just distracted.” I mostly apply that to my writing projects; but recently I started applying it to my physical fitness. Six years ago, when I was 50 years old, I would leave…