A Roadmap to Living a Longer, Healthier Life

Fitness Beyond 50 is about why to exercise and eat healthy, not how; if you’re looking for a book with precise instructions for a series of exercises combined with calorie-counting menus,
Harry Gaines presents his educational and motivational message,
“Fitness is Deeper than Fat,” to a live studio audience
on March 19, 2013, in the studios of WGCU Public Media
you’re on the wrong website. If you’re looking for motivation to change the way you live, however, you’re in the right place.

I believe that knowledge can increase motivation. Once we understand the benefits of exercising and healthy eating — as well as what it takes to get going and keep going — our chances of maintaining a successful fitness regimen increase exponentially.

Why are Nutrition and Exercise so Important?

What are the positive effects of exercise on the brain? How does exercise help avoid heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other medical issues that we don’t even want to think about? What foods should we buy and why? What’s the difference between a walk and a stroll? Why do both frequency and duration of exercise matter so much? What are intervals, and why should we do them? You may have never wondered about these questions, but I suspect you want to know the answers because therein lies the motivation to get fit and stay fit. Written in an easy-to read, conversational style, Fitness Beyond 50: Turn Back the Clock combines science and real-life stories — all of which are engaging enough to inspire real change.

Support groups come in all shapes and sizes.
Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore.
Why is it easier to procrastinate than exercise?
You can still enjoy a conversation during aerobic exercise.
Attending a fitness class regularly will help keep your heart healthy.

Educational — Motivational — Life Changing — Engaging

These are a few of the words used by reviewers to describe Fitness Beyond 50: Turn Back the Clock — a book that will change your current approach to fitness and nutrition, even if you’re already active. Through education — not step-by-step instruction — you’ll also learn about how to make that change along the way.

“At last, a really helpful, easy-to-use guide to a healthy lifestyle for those of us past the ‘middle years.’ It provides motivation, education and behaviors to enhance lifestyle changes in a fun and engaging format. I couldn’t put it down!”
  —Caroline Nielsen, Ph.D., Former Chair and Emeritus Professor, Graduate Program in Allied Health, University of Connecticut

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