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Fit After Forty: Staying in the Game

(Andre, Armstead B. Line and Kareem, 1969.) When I was a kid, you rarely saw men or women over 40 doing anything more physically competitive than racing to beat someone to a cab. Or seeing...

The Weight of Your World: How Proper Eating Can Help You Lose It

(Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) Certain things are inevitable.  Death and taxes, of course.  A famous athlete will indignantly deny using steroids, then get caught.  An A-list actor will go on all the talk shows and brag about...

The Care & Maintenance of the Over-50 Athlete: Strength Training

Whether you’re still trying to be competitive with much younger athletes or are just looking for the maximum health benefits from a fitness routine, strength training is a must.  The problem is that strength training...

Fit after 50: Staying Flexible With Yoga

(Photo left: then; Kareem 1981. Photo right: now; Kareem 2008) Yoga scares some people. They imagine a white-robed cult of New Age zombies sipping herbal green tea and smiling vacantly. For some, the problem is...

The Care & Maintenance of the After-50 Athlete

People in their 20s and 30s mostly work out to train for a specific sport or to look good in a bathing suit. People in their 40s mostly work out to stave off admitting they're...

Care & Maintenance of the Over-50 Athlete: Core Fitness

When I was a kid, most of the fathers over 50 would settle into their sofas at night with a beer and watch TV. Until the remote was invented (the first was in 1950, from...