Description : Written by a woman who began running marathons at 50 years old, this inspirational guide describes the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of exercise. It confronts the problem of obesity today--nearly 60 percent of Americans are overweight--and emphasizes that weight control becomes an even greater challenge with age. But as this handbook asserts, it's never too late to get fit. In nine easy-to-follow steps, the mechanics of an exercise program are clearly explained to help fitness first-timers devise their own regimens and become healthier in all areas of life.
Description : Men - Are You Over Fifty & Having Trouble Getting in Shape? Fit After Fifty: How to Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Stay Fit For Life will help you change your life. In this book you will meet normal everyday guys, just like yourself, who for one reason or another, were able to change their lives. For some of them the defining moment was a wake-up call, landing in the Emergency Room having a heart attack, or struggling with chest pains. For others, it was finally deciding that they had enough of being overweight, and sore, and huffing and puffing up and downstairs and across parking lots. Some of the people that you will meet - 1) Jim. At 53 Jim weighed 350 pounds. After a trip to the Emergency Room for chest pains he was diagnosed with major health problems including high blood pressure. Through a program of weight loss and simple exercise, most of it walking the dog, he was able to lose over 135 pounds. 2) Bill was an over the road salesman. After a heart attack he was forced to reevaluate his life. Over a nine month period he lost sixty-five pounds, and eight inches around his waist. To do it he had to conquer his lifelong habit of bad food choices and limited exercise. 3) Mike grew up in a family obsessed with food. His family ran a restaurant, and temptation was everywhere. After college he lost the weight, and kept it off for over ten years, before slowly gaining back even more. At age 51 Bill's job was eliminated. He weighed 355 pounds, and decided it was time for a change. Over the next year he lost 107 pounds, and dropped ten pants sizes. Learn why you need a weight loss team You need to assemble a team of advisors who can help you reach your goals. These are the people who will help you develop your plan and put it into action. Together they can help and encourage you over all of the speed bumps that you may encounter. This book will change your life!
Description : This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to achieve your aim of remaining in shape after 50 years of age. Great health, wellness, vigor, and robust ways of life are vital for all individuals. Primary concerns of life change when you reach the age of 50. With years of vocational and individual aspirations behind and the yearning to take life in an unhurried manner, physical wellness frequently takes a lower status. It is enticing to have things handed over at home instead of a stroll down to the neighborhood bazaar or to take incidental "pauses" from the day-to-day exercise schedules. Here's an inescapable fact: People of all ages and physical conditions gains enormously from bodily workout and activities. Regardless of the fact that you have had a sluggish way of life, you have never tried to keep fit or have quit trying to keep fit for reasons unknown, there is favorable news. It is still not behind time and it is possible to enhance your well-being. Certain objectives like enhancing your endurance capacity, getting in shape, lessening anxiety or dealing with a health conditions are only a few things to keep you occupied and inspired. Indulge in regular physical activity and stay in shape even after fifty.
Description : Experience tells me that the world is full of people who have dealt with storms in their lives. Often, the sky becomes dark and the waves of life become rough. Some storms are intense, or extremely frightful, and we frantically wonder why this is happening. Life has its storms. They can come to greater or lesser degrees. Sometimes we are prepared for the storms, and other times we get caught by surprise. There is no life without storms. There are many storms we go through in life. Some of us are dealing with rebellious children, broken relationships, financial difficulties, severe illness, hardship, or a combination of these or other challenges. In reality, we cannot avoid the random hazards of life's journey. Life has suffering and crisis. As painful as it is, we must make a difficult choice to accept the reality of life. All of us run into challenges in life. When danger sweeps down upon us, it is painful, frightful, and sometimes unbearable. As a result, sadness crashes like a tidal wave, and we are shaken and frightened, tired, and exhausted. It is not easy to walk through the valley of suffering. To climb up to the mountaintop is challenging. The secret weapon to endure the storms of life is to walk closely with God. We can conquer difficult situations in life through faith and prayer. In order for us to sail victoriously through the storms of life, we must go through them. As long as we keep our eyes on Jesus, we are able to overcome every challenge that we encounter. We can face any obstacle. We can climb every rock and mountain, and cross every valley.
Description : Baby boomers are an incredibly lucrative market. But in their rush to appeal to youth, many companies have lost contact with baby boomers as they mature. The experts who contributed to this book find that boomers refuse to think of themselves as old even as they seek some of the comforts of mid-life. As they move through their peak earning years and into retirement, they still have a sense of fun and self-confidence. As perpetual learners, boomers continue to be information hungry and willing to adopt new technologies. Moreover, they recognize that good health will keep them young and they work to stay healthy. Leading authorities in the fields of leisure and travel, financial services, apparel, fast food, technology, and health care tell you what boomers want from these industries. You will find: Details of todays boomer demographics compared with the generations before and after and data on their attitudes based on several representative surveys in the past year Advertising campaigns that have worked for leisure companies and destinations What mature Boomers are demanding of fast food How technology fits into their lives Why apparel companies need to rethink their designs for boomer women What boomers expect of their financial advisors Insights into their drugs of choice for combating high cholesterol and high blood pressureDont write them off just yet! Place your order now to make sure you stay ahead of the generation that has at times been referred to as, A pig moving through a python. This book gives you the information you need to sell to boomers After Fifty.
Description : Guide to Fitness After Fifty presents basic and applied research data, authoritative advice and tested techniques for professional workers who want to learn more about physical exercise, fitness and health for aging people and for all who seek to become more physically and mentally fit. The editors and contributors believe that physical activity and exercise following the pri~ciples and practices ~utlined in this inter disciplinary volume can improve the health and quality of life by increasing en durance and cardiovascular fitness, strengthening the musculoskeletal system, im proving mobility, posture and appearance, and relaxing emotional tensions. Evidence at hand and discussed in this book demonstrates that properly prescribed physical activity or exercise can raise the level of physical fitness and health, both physical and mental, at any age, delay the ravages of aging, and prevent or reduce disability from musculoskeletal and circulatory disorders. Section I, Perspectives on Exercise and Aging, surveys the fundamental problems and relationships of exercise to aging and health and provides historical insights and philosophic perspectives on the significance and importance of physical fitness and exercise through the centuries and in contemporary society. Section II, Evaluation and Physiology of Exercise, presents objective scientific and medical evidence that reasonable improvement in fitness and other bodily func tions may be achieved by people of all ages who follow well designed exercise and relaxation routines for at least 30 minutes three or more times weekly.
Description : Here at last are the hard-to-find answers to the dizzying array of financial questions plaguing those who are age fifty and older. The financial world is more complex than ever, and people are struggling to make sense of it all. If you’re like most people moving into the phase of life where protecting—as well as growing-- assets is paramount, you’re faced with a number of financial puzzles. Maybe you’re struggling to get your kids through college without drawing down your life’s savings. Perhaps you sense your nest egg is at risk and want to move into safer investments. Maybe you’re contemplating downsizing to a smaller home, but aren’t sure of the financial implications. Possibly, medical expenses have become a bigger drain than you expected and you need help assessing options. Perhaps you’ll shortly be eligible for social security but want to optimize when and how to take it. Whatever your specific financial issue, one thing is certain—your range of choices is vast. As the financial world becomes increasingly complex, what you need is deeply researched advice from professionals whose credentials are impeccable and who prize clarity and straightforwardness over financial mumbo-jumbo. Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz and the Schwab team have been helping clients tackle their toughest money issues for decades. Through Carrie’s popular “Ask Carrie” columns, her leadership of the Charles Schwab Foundation, and her work across party lines through two White House administrations and with the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, she has become one of America’s most trusted sources for financial advice. Here, Carrie will not only answer all the questions that keep you up at night, she’ll provide answers to many questions you haven’t considered but should.
Description : The author has captured the truthful expression of his uncensored and unbiased thoughts, looking back on his last fifty years of being a soulmate to the world, sharing the things that he thought were most important, that would benefit others in his brief descriptions of one man's journey to happiness. Having never written a book before, he discovers the magic of spontaneous writing and the treasures that emerge. You be the judge. Just flip to any page and begin to read -- within seconds you are feeling the author's tone, emotions, and positive vibes. He has the writing style of a "real world" teacher, student, and friend all mixed up in short but interesting conversational writing sessions. Jumping from technology to human basics, this book introduces the genius of expression without an agenda, yet always uncovering gems of wisdom that will feed your quest for knowledge. After Fifty is a timeless collection of ideas, warnings, and techniques that readers of all ages can benefit from; however, be advised that there are some sections that you may want to read before giving this book to your children.
Description : This book analyzes the impact food aid programmes have had over the past fifty years, assessing the current situation as well as future prospects. Issues such as political expediency, the impact of international trade and exchange rates are put under the microscope to provide the reader with a greater understanding of this important subject matter. This book will prove vital to students of development economics and development studies and those working in the field.