Achieving “functional fitness” in middle age without getting injured

The statuesque woman grew up in a health-conscious household. Her father played professional football, and her mother, she says, was “fit and healthy.”Fast-forward to 2018: Mignerey is 48 and married, with four teenagers. Staying fit is harder now.”I felt healthy my entire life until the last few years. As age has crept up on me, I noticed little things — going up the stairs with a full load of laundry, I’m a little out of breath,” she said. “Go hiking with my family, and I’m the last one in line.” It wasn’t a good feeling, the suburban Atlanta mom says. Mignerey tried to walk her dogs more often, get on the treadmill at home and take online yoga classes —

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