Health & Vitality

Heart Health: Fun Facts, Tips, and More for Your Ticker

Your heart works hard, day in and day out. It never stops. To make sure it keeps running and to increase your longevity, you have to take care of it. All it takes are a few small changes to your lifestyle. These simple adjustments will make a big impact in your heart...

Why Is Exercising Important?

By Glenn Baja Exercising…we all know we ought to engage and incorporate it into our lives. But do we really understand why it’s important? In simplest terms, exercise equals good health. Exercising equates to a healthier mind, body, and spirit. By incorporating a...

Thriving After 50: Lessons Of The Blackbelt

Earning Your Black Belt After 50 Can Be The Most Rewarding Experience My legs still tingle and feel tense from the exertion. My lower back, once in the running for L4,L5, S1 surgery, knows it had a workout. My body is totally spent, despite getting a good nights...

Empty Nest Syndrome: 11 Ways to Cope With Absence

Empty Nest Syndrome Is Real And Can Be Dangerous Empty nest syndrome…you’ve heard of it in the past, yet never really understood what it was. Not until today. College classes begin on Monday and it’s time to move your last child into the dorm. She’s excited, yet...

Interview With Kevin Schultz | Starting Martial Arts Over 50

Beginning Martial Arts After 50 Years Old Glenn Baja here with Thrive After Fifty.  I am sitting here with Kevin Schultz.  Kevin is a fifth degree black belt and has his own company here.  Tell us, Kevin, how did you get here? Kevin:  Glad to be here.  I started doing...

Burning Man: A Virgin No More/Part 2

 This is the second installment of a two-part article on my experience at the Burning Man Festival. You can click here for part one. It wasn't until my first night out on the playa, the open commons area where art and structures are built and displayed, that I was...

Burning Man: A Virgin No More

By Glenn Baja “Welcome to Burning Man. How many have you attended in the past?” the greeter asks as I reach the entrance to the event. “This is my first” I reply. “Are you by yourself?” “Yes.” “You're one courageous soul” she replies, and at the same time asks me to...

17 Free Ways To More Energy In Minutes!

Everyone Needs More Energy In Their Day Making the most of your life requires energy. Are you feeling lethargic or sluggish? Do you rely on coffee and sugar to make it through the day? I’d like to share some energy-boosting tips that will help you get out of your...