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By Craig Cox
With the mercury shooting up toward the teens this morning and a piddly southern breeze at my back, I could come out of my turtle-like posture of recent days and really enjoy the landscape. A fellow carrying a couple of…
By Craig Cox
It's a bracing zero degrees this morning as I set off for work, but -- mercifully -- there's no wind to speak of, which makes for a splendid amble through the park. I even took a moment to stretch my calves at the foot of the stairs that take me to 46th Street and the Ford Bridge.
By Craig Cox
I mentioned earlier that I'd never set foot in a health club before about a year ago, so it's almost goes without saying that the whole strength training routine remains pretty foreign to me (that is not me in the photo).
By Craig Cox
Of course I didn’t do any stretching to speak of last night at the gym (see previous post). I mean, I did sort of stretch my calves and hamstrings before I revved up the treadmill, but you’re supposed to do…
By Craig Cox
In the fall of 1998, I blew out my right knee playing basketball. I remember the occasion because it happened around the same time that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham sustained a similar injury. Cunningham was back in the lineup…
By Craig Cox
That nasty northwest wind I mentioned yesterday was out in force this morning, knifing through my corduroys like a hundred icy daggers. Of course, like a good Minnesotan, I just put my head down and pushed on through. Not a…
By Craig Cox
I've been a pretty faithful bicycle commuter for the past 30-some years. But, when the first big snow falls here in the Twin Cities, I typically park my bicycle in the garage and rely on the automobile to get to work. I've taken enough spills on the ice over the years to convince me that it's the most prudent approach. Usually, I'm back on the road by April.
By Sarah Tuff
Wine and cheese aren't the only things that get better with age. Thanks to masters divisions in many sports, older athletes are finding fun new ways to get fit.
The Cares of Caregiving
By Patrick Downes
When your aging parents aren't living as healthfully as you'd like, it can create a stressful situation — for them and you. Here's how to cope.
By Catherine Guthrie
Has modern life depleted your vitality? Here's how to reclaim it.
Cyclist couple riding bikes in a park
By Pilar Gerasimo
From the biological basis for attraction to the underpinnings of head-turning good looks — an exploration into the compelling connections between vitality and sex appeal.
By Erin Strout
Forget splashing around in fountains of youth. If what you want is a lifetime of health, fitness and vitality, You're better off swimming laps.
By Anjula Razdan
A generation of convention busters and iconoclasts, baby boomers are reshaping expectations when it comes to their personal health and fitness, too.
By Eliza Thomas
With age comes wisdom. And if you make wise choices, it can also come with robust health and fitness, great energy, and a generous dose of satisfaction. Discover the variables that play the biggest role in determining your vitality for a lifetime — and why it pays to start focusing on them now .
dan buettner
By Eliza Thomas
Extreme adventurer and educator Dan Buettner has broken world records, cycled the globe and sought answers to some of humankind's greatest mysteries. Now he sets his sights on a new frontier: unearthing the secrets of healthy longevity.
cindy joseph
By Joel Hoekstra
Sometimes, the best is yet to be. That's what baby boomer and 54-year-old fashion model Cindy Joseph has discovered as she's grown older and wiser.
By Catherine Guthrie
Some aging factors are beyond our control, but one of the biggest — inflammation — needn't be. Here's how you can extinguish the flames of chronic inflammation before they ignite.
cindy joseph
By Tatyana McNamara
The world 'old' has been given a bad rap, explains Cindy Joseph. Life has been mistakenly described as a downhill process, when, in fact, it's an ever-continuing expansion.
By Cat Thompson
What might happen if we relinquished our quest for youthful appearance in favor of living more youthfully?
By Catherine Guthrie
Your body is your most valuable piece of personal property. Shouldn't you be the one in charge of keeping it safe and sound?
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