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Compression Socks: Panacea for Middle-Aged Muscle Fatigue?

What middle-aged athlete isn’t looking for a performance boost and a way to recover more quickly after exercise? Are compression socks an answer? In a...

How Long Will YOU Live?

How long will you live? It’s an unanswerable question, though a study published this week in Nature suggests that we’ve already reached the maximum...

The Secret to Aging: Use It or Lose It

Following is an excerpt from Bill Gifford's wonderful book Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying). The book recounts the author’s adventures into the...

So You’re Middle Aged With a Torn Meniscus: What to Do?

In our previous post, we cited a number of recent studies that resoundingly concluded that arthroscopic meniscus repair among middle-aged patients is pretty much...

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Be Like Jack (LaLanne, That Is): The King of Fitting It...

OPMD* 5: Perseverance Some days we’re far richer in inspiration than time. So how about we share—via a little fitness nostalgia and video of a...

Quiet Your Creaks With a Foam Roller

OPMD* 4: Body Maintenance You age, your body’s key connective tissue steadily degrades, and you purchase a piece of curious therapy equipment to become more...

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Lessons From an 85-Year-Old Marathoner

Nobody can fully explain 85-year-old runner Ed Whitlock, who last October ran an incredible, sub-four-hour marathon in Toronto, Canada. Whitlock is even a mystery...

Compression Socks: Panacea for Middle-Aged Muscle Fatigue?

What middle-aged athlete isn’t looking for a performance boost and a way to recover more quickly after exercise? Are compression socks an answer? In a...

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Lessons From an 85-Year-Old Marathoner

Nobody can fully explain 85-year-old runner Ed Whitlock, who last October ran an incredible, sub-four-hour marathon in Toronto, Canada. Whitlock is even a mystery...
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A Dying Man’s Race to the Finish

There’s no Masters Athlete hall of fame, but if there were, we’d nominate Wally Ghia, a dying man who fulfilled his wish to get...

TRAINING

Return of the Middle-Aged Racer

Me, run a race? Nah. I’d quit running races a good 25 years ago, telling myself that I was beyond my competitive phase. Actually,...

Be Like Jack (LaLanne, That Is): The King of Fitting It...

OPMD* 5: Perseverance Some days we’re far richer in inspiration than time. So how about we share—via a little fitness nostalgia and video of a...