What’s the ONE thing we need in this crisis?

To change your life, take one small step.

What matters most now: 
A Wellness Checklist

The Art of Aging Well 
A new documentary film

Your life is your creation.

I predict that one year, five years, even ten years from now, we will all remember how we spent this time of crisis. Will we look back on days filled with boredom and binge-watching? Or will we think about how we stepped up, in our own small ways, to help meet the needs of our neighbors and our communities? I applaud the everyday heroes who are rising to the challenges across our nation.

Speaking for myself, this crisis has brought new urgency to my own work. Since National Geographic published my book, Just Move!, in late 2017, I have been reaching out to other older adults with a message of empowerment and hope: by making wellness a personal priority, you, too, can take charge of the aging process and make your life the best it can be.

But what’s currently at stake isn’t just quality of life; it’s survival. We know that older adults are both generally more vulnerable to the coronavirus and more likely to have underlying health conditions that put them even more at risk.

So I’m doubling down on my own commitment to action. My current project is producing a new documentary film, The Art of Aging Well, with the goal of inspiring older adults to take care of themselves in body, mind and spirit. If ever we’ve needed a movement to encourage more focus on wellness among our older population, we need it now.

James P. Owen

Author, Just Move! and Cowboy Ethics

Change just
one thing

If you want to shift to healthier habits, don’t think of it as a makeover. Think of it as a journey that progresses one small step at a time. The way to get started? Change just one thing over the next 30 days. With that focus, your new habit will be more likely to stick, and each success will encourage you to take on the next 30-day challenge.




When it comes to wellness, we’re awash in advice. But not all of it is well founded and little of it is motivating for those of us “of a certain age.”

That’s why I’m excited to announce a new documentary film that gives older adults the insights and the inspiration they need to live healthier, more satisfying lives. It blends practical tips, real-life success stories, and the latest from leading medical experts on aging, all in just 30 minutes. 

We have finished shooting in multiple locations around the country, and some of the footage is remarkable! Stay tuned for updates as we get close to the film’s release this summer.



We didn’t forget the champagne or flowers; those came later on.

But the most meaningful part of our anniversary celebration was the workout my wife, Stanya, and I shared.

It’s not that we’re obsessive about exercise, or that we don’t do solo sessions. But we have found that working out, walking, and going to fitness classes are a lot more fun when we do them as a couple. It’s one more way we’re living up to our shared pledge: to do whatever we can to live better and live longer, together.

Positivity … It’s contagious

Attitude is everything, especially in time like this.

The Upside of Aging

Some things do get better with age.

What matters is
not how old you are
but how you are old.


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Wellness Checklist

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Covering the Basics

Equip your body for daily life

Exercising in the New Normal

How to adjust your habits for the better

The Trouble with Sitting

Your favorite chair is not your friend