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A Hard Look at Sunglass Needs for Masters Athletes

My recent, exhaustive story on sport sunglasses for The Wirecutter has inspired me to shed some light on the state of masters athletes’ eyes....

Dick Beardsley Outruns His Age (and Two Replaced Knees)

Dick Beardsley is out in front again. More than 30 years ago, the now 61-year-old legendary runner podiumed at storied, high-profile marathons and qualified twice...

Are Walking Gait and Memory Decline in Lockstep?

Your walking speed could be related to that unsettling condition known as memory loss. You know, as in: “Now, why did I walk into...

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...

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VIDEO

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...

NEWS

A Hard Look at Sunglass Needs for Masters Athletes

My recent, exhaustive story on sport sunglasses for The Wirecutter has inspired me to shed some light on the state of masters athletes’ eyes....

Dick Beardsley Outruns His Age (and Two Replaced Knees)

Dick Beardsley is out in front again. More than 30 years ago, the now 61-year-old legendary runner podiumed at storied, high-profile marathons and qualified twice...

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Dick Beardsley Outruns His Age (and Two Replaced Knees)

Dick Beardsley is out in front again. More than 30 years ago, the now 61-year-old legendary runner podiumed at storied, high-profile marathons and qualified twice...

Lessons From an 85-Year-Old Marathoner

Note: We were saddened to learn that Ed Whitlock passed away on March 13, 2017, from prostate cancer, at the age of 86. He...

TRAINING

Same Peak, Different Body

About three months ago, around the time of my 51st birthday, I began to catch myself staring nostalgically at a mountain visible from my...

Strength Training for Masters Athletes—Patiently Await, and the Weights Will Deliver

Muscle mass, like our love for rap and loud exhaust pipes, declines as we move through middle age and beyond. Which is exactly why masters...