Home > Fitness > Lifestages Lifestages All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Get Fit » In the gym » Leisure » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Walking » Cricket » Soccer » Cycling » Sports nutrition Tweaking an exercise routine to stay strong after 50 People turning 50 may want to consider tweaking their exercise routines because as they age stiffer joints, slower recovery from injury and the loss of lean body mass are among the perils facing the youngest baby boomers, fitness take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Join Health24 on Facebook » Ask Fitness Expert » Why you need strength to run Haile Gebrselassie says the right shoes can make you run faster How this old fart got fit Actor and comedian Tim Plewman overhauled his life and despite being in his 50s he stopped smoking and began exercising and taking his health seriously. Here’s how he did it. How to exercise safely during pregnancy When it comes to exercise during pregnancy there are a lot of myths around what is safe and what isn’t. We spoke to Dr Etti Barsky of Preggi Bellies SA to get the facts. Curb childhood obesity with healthy eating and exercise Virgin Active’s national Club V manager, Robyn Moore gives some tips in national School Health week on how to keep your child active and healthy. Recommended exercises in pregnancy The type of exercise you choose in pregnancy should suit your skills, abilities and preference; and it should also fit within the guidelines for pregnancy. Training tips for moms-to-be Dr Etti Barsky (MBBCh, MSC Sports Science), the training director of Preggi Bellies SA gives us some tips on how to train safely during your pregnancy. Can I run during pregnancy? Many female runners worry that when they fall pregnant they'll have to hang up their running shoes, but this isn't always necessary. Here are running safety tips for mom and baby. “ Latest comment on Health24 Lilma-Jean Morris says... um - why would I have an abortion - I waited till I was 30 and established to have my baby and yet I still lost her due to inadequate medical/natal care. Horrifying treatment in SA's maternity wards ” Exercise: the benefits for baby Studies have shown that the placentas of women who exercised regularly in early to mid pregnancy grew faster and functioned better than those of healthy non-exercising women. Students in the gym Long hours sitting in lectures, in the library and in front of the computer make it tricky to find time to exercise. Train yourself immortal Precise, age-tailored training can turn back your body clock and have you performing beyond your years. Here’s how. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Hydration is vital all year round Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier Your health » How well do you know the body? Your healthy liver lifestyle Are you healthy? Tell us about your health and you could win R5000. Up for grabs » Tell us about your health Stay warm when the lights go out Win R1000 in cash! Win an energy-saving Spindel Enter our competition and stand a chance of winning an energy saving Spindel valued at R2200!