NOTE: This is from my latest article published in AnnArbor.com. To read the entire article, please click here.
As an active guy over 50, I don’t consider age a barrier to keeping healthy and fit. But making smart choices about food, regular exercise, and care of body and mind becomes especially important to maintain a high quality of life. So when I heard about a new health and fitness program specifically designed for people 50-64, I had to check it out.
Hosted by the Ann Arbor YMCA, the 50 Moving Forward initiative is a set of fitness classes, workshops, walks, talks, and other activities developed through a collaboration between Y-USA and Pfizer. Ann Arbor is one of 25 locations launching the program. Its tagline is, “Of Course I’ve Still Got It!”
Jan Hack, communications director at the Ann Arbor Y, told me that the program will focus on, “healthy eating, prevention, fitness and fun.”