In Your 40s or Beyond? Here Are 18 Fitness and Health Resources to Check Out
Have you ever flipped through a health magazine and felt discouraged that the photos and the articles seem to only speak to the needs of younger people?
If you find it hard to relate to mainstream fitness publications, it’s time to upgrade. The following blogs, magazines and podcasts offer great health and fitness advice for adults over 40.
On All Aspects of Aging: Senior Planet
Senior Planet’s writers encourage readers to embrace the aging process. Site discussions include a wide variety of current events and hot topics, like how to grow new friendships or build muscle after 40. Recognizing that health is about more than just diet and exercise, Senior Planet also provides toolkits on healthy aging, sex and dating, travel, and technology.
- Must-Read Post: Senior Planet and the #MeToo Movement
Health, Lifestyle and Beauty: The Fine Line
If you love magazines like Cosmopolitan, you need The Fine Line. This online magazine covers beauty, style, health and fitness for women over the age of 45. Many readers will especially appreciate the no-nonsense #RealTalk section.
- Must-Read Post: CrossFit: Smells Like Team Spirit
All Things Baby Boomer: Boomer Cafe
Boomer Cafe is “the original digital magazine for baby boomers with active lifestyles and youthful spirits.” It lives up to this title by providing insight into graceful aging, money management, and new and relevant books. It also provides a number of thoughtful opinion pieces relevant to the times. And if you have your own experiences to share, Boomer Cafe provides space to submit articles.
- Must-Read Post: This boomer researched the best exercises for a longer life
Games, Quizzes, Yoga and More: Sixty and Me
Sixty and Me is a fun online magazine for women in their 50s, 60s and 70s. With games and exercises for the mind, yoga practices for the spirit, nutrition advice for the body, and so much more, women approaching their senior years can find plenty of great content made especially for them.
- Must-Read Post: Gentle Yoga Course
Sexual Health and Aging: Better Than I Ever Expected
Getting older doesn’t have to mean abandoning your sexual side. At Better Than I Ever Expected, experts share tips on maintaining a healthy sex life as you age. They also answer reader questions in straightforward ways and provide news and updates for sexually active seniors.
- Must-Read Post: I Asked, You Answered, Part 1
The Latest Research: Go4Life
The National Institute on Aging runs this blog for healthy, active seniors. Based on government-backed research, Go4Life offers tips for keeping fit, eating well and staying safe as you age. This site also offers free guides, audio books, motivational posters and tip sheets.
- Must-Read Post: Improve Your Strength
Health and Lifestyle: Healthy Aging Magazine
Healthy Aging Magazine covers just about every aspect of aging with health in mind. From nutrition and exercise to travel and music, this magazine has resources to help every part of your life. There is also a section on product reviews that can help you know what’s a scam and what really works.
Natural Living: Living Better 50
Life after 50 can be more than great. It can be better than ever. Living Better 50 aims to teach women with spirit how to live life to the fullest, regardless of age. With everything from skin health tips to natural remedies, Living Better 50 will help readers rediscover the joys of wellness.
- Must-Read Post: Tips for Boosting Your Blood Circulation
Older is Better: Seniors Lifestyle Mag
With an upbeat tone, Seniors Lifestyle Mag helps readers stay on top of the latest health research, learn from people who have overcome fitness obstacles and find ways to stay active.
- Must-Read Post: Yoga – I’m Hot To Trot, Baby!
Bloggers to Follow
The healthy aging bloggers below have important insight for active adults who want to age with dignity. (Expert tip: follow these individuals on social media for even more great content.)
Personal Training: Alicia Jones
Alicia Jones is a fitness professional who specializes in training women over 50 years of age. On her personal blog, Jones offers online personal training services, workout routines and nutrition advice.
For Feminists Over Fifty: Sam and Tracy at Fit is a Feminist Issue
If you thought social consciousness and fitness couldn’t mix, think again. Friends Sam and Tracy run Fit is a Feminist Issue, a blog about the intersection between aging, womanhood and fitness. Posts consist of personal essays, reflections on current issues and advice for others.
- Must-Read Post: Grapes of Wrath – What did I do?!?
Relationships and Sex: Walker Thornton
Walker Thornton describes herself as a sex goddess and a grandmother, among other things. Thornton teaches her readers about the importance of sexual health and other kinds of intimacy at every stage of life. She also covers topics such as women’s health, the importance of self-care, and joyful aging.
- Must-Read Post: When Changing Bodies Lead to Changes in Sexual Response
Reading is great, but sometimes a video demonstration is better. These YouTube channels are filled with useful fitness tips and routines.
All About Boomers: Boomer Fitness
On his channel, fitness expert Brian Stecker helps Baby Boomers discover new exercises, modify old favorites and stay motivated through it all.
- Must-Watch Video: Build Arm Muscles With These 3 Effective Exercises
Workouts for All: Silver Sneakers
Whether you’re a former athlete who is trying to stay active or you want to start an exercise routine for the first time, Silver Sneakers can help. While Silver Sneakers is primarily an in-person program, these videos can help you make sure that you’re doing the exercises correctly and that you have the modifications you need.
- Must-Watch Playlist: Mission Possible Mini-Circuit
Yoga: Brett Larkin Yoga
Brett Larkin is a yoga instructor with YouTube videos for everyone, including seniors. From adaptive chair yoga to gentle flows for beginners, Larkin has several videos to help you reap the many health benefits of a regular yoga practice.
- Must-Watch Video: Chair Yoga for Seniors, Beginners & People On the Go
With podcasts, you’re never too busy to learn about healthy living. Plug into these podcasts on your commute, during your daily walk or while you do housework.
For Women: Women Seeking Wellness
In this show, Dr. Stephanie Maj teaches women how to achieve wellness in many aspects of life. In some episodes, Maj answers listener questions on specific topics. In others, she brings on expert guests to dive deep into a wellness subject.
- Must-Listen Episode: 105 Six Steps to a Healthy Immune System
Friendly Medical Advice: The Healthy Aging Podcast
In this helpful podcast, Kendra Vallone and Dr. Larry Emdur tackle health and aging topics such as sleeping problems, eye health, cancer prevention and adult ADHD. Their goal is to give listeners the information and tools they need to live long and healthy lives.
- Must-Listen Episode: Deeper Effects of Exercise
Science Deep-Dive: Live Long and Master Aging
Called “LLAMA” for short, Live Long and Master Aging goes deep into the science of aging. In each episode, Peter Bowes interviews researchers and bio-hackers who are anti-aging experts.
- Must-Listen Episode: Episode 60: 82-Year-Old Triathlete and Culture-Shaping Guru Living a Purposeful Life
Supplementing Your Information Diet
Whether you need help learning how to nourish your body or just staying motivated, there are resources to help you. These blogs, podcasts, magazines and more can help you make sure the next few decades of your life are the best.
We also encourage you to check out the work done by SciLife BioSciences’s own Dr. Jacob Rosenstein. Dr. R.’s book, Defy Aging, breaks down the aging process step by step and gives clear outlines for not only aging with grace, but potentially reversing signs of aging altogether. Paired with our VitaYears™ Anti-Aging Multivitamin—specially formulated to tackle the aging process head on—Dr. R.’s proposed lifestyle can help you add life to your years and feel like your most vital self at any age.