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Dick Beardsley Outruns His Age (and Two Replaced Knees)

Masters Athlete Dick Beardsley
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...

Compression Socks: Panacea for Middle-Aged Muscle Fatigue?

Compression Socks for Middle-Aged Athletes
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...

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...

Meniscus Surgery for Middle-Aged Athletes Is Pretty Much Useless, Studies Show

If you’re a middle-aged athlete who hasn’t had meniscus surgery, you probably feel left out. It seems like most of your friends have, and...

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...

Five Reasons to Stay Fit in Middle Age That Might Surprise...

Middle-age fitness undoubtedly enhances our daily quality of life, but there are other less-heralded yet excellent reasons for older athletes to become or remain active. Surviving...

Get Your Butt, Truly, Going

OPMD* 3: Functional Strength Try this icebreaker on your next group run: “Anyone suffering from Dormant Butt Syndrome?” You might get little more than perplexed looks. But...