Staying In Step— And Feeling Vital— After 50 (And Through 100!)
Midlife motherhood hasn’t slowed down Salmansohn, who walks a mile each weekday morning with her son to school—and a mile back. She repeats this when picking him up in the afternoon. “I now walk four miles a day without even trying, and I love it!” she says. “And when I walk with him, we have the best conversations. On the way home, I clear my head. It’s part mindfulness and meditation, and part physical.” Weightlifting at the gym and yoga round out her fitness.
Research shows that intermittent fasting can boost mitochondrial energy efficiency and expand longevity, so she occasionally skips breakfast. The self-styled “pesca-egg-atarian” starts her day off with an avocado smoothie and eggs, while favoring fish, veggies, and fruit for lunch and dinner. Her favorite snack: brain-boosting walnuts.