Mature Athletes

Marathon Tips for First-Timers

By St Helena Sports Medicine
July 15, 2016

As a new runner, the thought of running a marathon can be daunting. After all, 26.2 miles is a long way to go for even the most experienced runner. But if you plan properly and train sufficiently, you too can cross the finish line. Here are some tips to get you moving: Baby Steps Don’t ... read more


7 Reasons to Warm Up Before Exercise

By editor
January 15, 2016

There are days when our schedules are so packed that it can be tempting to skip the warm up and dive right into the workout. Make the time! Your warm up is an important part of your exercise routine. Cold muscles are more prone to injury and do not absorb shock or impact as well. ... read more


5 Tips on 'Getting Fit' for Seniors

By admin
October 29, 2013

Most of us associate older age with being "retired" not only from work, but from an active, busy lifestyle. However, this is a misconception, since many senior citizens exercise and lead active lifestyles well into their 70s and 80s! While senior citizens may not be able to do the same intense exercises as someone in ... read more


Today’s Top 5 Workouts for Older Adults

By admin
November 30, 2012

When we’re young, we often don’t think twice about going for a run, playing a game of pickup basketball or joining in on a game of football. As we age, however, these types of high-impact sports and exercises can take more of a toll on the body – and some can even be dangerous! So, ... read more


Never Too Late | Healthy Exercise at Any Age

By admin
July 5, 2012

Think you’re too “along in years” for healthy exercise?  Think again! There’s a longstanding myth that senior life is all about resting and “saving your energy.”  So, if you’re one of those folks who think that working out is only for people in their 20s and 30s, understand that physical activity can actually have a ... read more