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Quit Making Excuses Because You’re Over 50


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Irene Pastore is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

Getting Older


Age Is Just A Number

As Long As You Stay Fit



Visit Tour De Core Personal Training Fitness Over 50 Page for more information about personal training for older adults. The sooner you start training, the better off you’ll be.

Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.

Body Building At 93


Dr. Charles Eugster, a British dentist decided to take control of his aging process.  At 87, he hired a personal trainer, and learned how to improve his health through strength training.

Anyone can do this.  The doctor said so himself.  And it’s true, because it’s never too late.  Dr. Eugster has set an example for people over 50.

He took the time to improve his health and appearance and became a positive role model, for people of his generation, which, for the most part, are in bad shape.

Dr. Eugster hasn’t done anything amazing.  His actions are amazing, because he is so different than most people. Taking control of his health at an advanced age is highly commendable.

Click the links to read the story in the International Business Times, and MSN.

If you’re over 50, and want to start exercising, pick up a copy of Biomarkers: The 10 Keys to Prolonging Vitality, at Amazon.

Here are links to the story in the International Business Times, and MSN.

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Super Fit When You’re Super-Old

Johanna Quaas, 86 Year-Old Gymnast competes at Cottbus World Cup in Germany.

Gymnast Johanna Quaas has been active her entire life. She started competing at the age of 57, and has won 11 medals in senior gymnastics competitions.  There’s no secret here.  It’s just committment, dedication, and hard work.

Thankfully, Johanna Quaas defies the stereotype of what it’s like to be an 80 year-old woman.  She’s what’s possible if we stay active.

It’s safe to say that when asked, most people would like to  be in good shape as they age.  In June 2012, the Centers for Disease Control reported that more Americans are exercising, while obesity is rising.

Obesity interferes with normal range of motion, making exercise difficult. It also places more strain on the heart and lungs, causing them to work harder, than someone of normal weight.

Everyone should be concerned about aging.  Getting old doesn’t mean you’ll be on automatic deterioration mode. On the other hand, if you want to be dependent, frail, chronically ill, and medicated, when you get old, all you have to do is neglect your health.

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Prescription Medication That May Cause Bone Loss

Some prescription medications interfere with calcium absorption, and may lead to  bone loss.  Medications used over time, to prevent seizures, depression, gastric reflux, cancer, or transplant rejection, have been known to cause osteoporosis.  

Long-term use of prednisone, and cortisone may affect your body’s ability to build bone.  Read more about drugs that can cause bone loss in the following articles.

University of Washington Medical Center, August 2005, Drugs That Cause Bone Loss.

Texas A&M University, September 2012, Medications That May Cause Bone Loss.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation, Medications That May Cause Bone Loss.Information in this post is educational. 

Information in this post is educational.  It should not be used to replace medical advice from your physician, or other healthcare provider.

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