Health, Wellness And Love Over 50

By Jackie Pilossoph, Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling, Love Essentially columnist and author

Health, Wellness And Love Over 50  

by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group

I’ve been going to the same gym for 13 years now, and what I love about it is its sense of community.

At my gym, you don’t see many young men and women with perfectly sculpted bodies, but rather a suburban crowd who are mostly in their 40s, 50s, 60s and even 70s.


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Everyone, whether married, divorced, widowed or single, seems courteous, friendly and caring toward one another, which I think is the result of a certain respect and admiration we have for each other. It stems from a commonality we share: we are aging adults making an effort to come to the gym on a regular basis.

I asked some members why they go to the gym as often as they do. Here are their answers:

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Divorce is a journey. Live it with grace, courage and gratitude. Peace and joy are on the way! Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online. Additionally, she is a Huffington Post contributor. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University.

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