Diet is such an unpleasant word. (Anything that starts with “die” can’t be good, right?) But what if you just removed it from your vocabulary? According to some experts, not only should you stop dieting, you should eat more fat. That wasn’t a typo. “I always tell women you need fat like you need oil in your car,”...Read More
Baby boomers started out so strong. Back in the early seventies, most of the 76 million boomers were poster children for health and fitness, what else could explain a single generation producing Bo Derek and even Brad Pitt? Jane Fonda starred in her first workout video in 1982 allowing people to spandex in private. “Baby boomers led an unpre...Read More
As we grow older, we experience an increasing number of major life changes, including career changes and retirement, children leaving home, the loss of loved ones, and many physical changes. How we handle and grow from these changes is the key to staying healthy. These tips can help you maintain your physical and emotional health and live life to t...Read More
If you think you’ve aged out of exercise, think again. Exercise is an important part of our lives, and not just because we’re living longer. Staying fit preserves muscle, which keeps us mobile so we can maintain our normal, active lives. It helps retain cognitive function so we don’t slow down mentally. And for all ages, exercise is an excellent th...Read More
Don Wildman works out at private gym above Malibu’s Paradise Cove with a handful of men who do circuit training, more than three thousand repetitions of weight lifting and balancing and abdominal exercises. Its twenty multipart exercises are cycled through six times in a complicated sequence, but the circuit’s ground rules are simple: O...Read More
Here’s a way to avoid gym germs to reduce the chances you’ll leave a workout coughing, sneezing or itching. Shawn McIntosh with Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System says the following places are the five germiest places in any gym. These are high-touch surfaces that have the greatest potentials for germ buildup. — Interior entran...Read More
Getting fit and staying in shape is crucial to your health, especially after 50. A recent study found that midlife fitness is a strong predictor concerning a person’s future health after age 65.
Life is busy. We tend to take care of everyone and everything else before we take care of ourselves. As a result, healthy lifestyles and exercise programs often get left behind. What if there was a way to improve balance, coordination and strength while reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and improving sleep quality? An estimated 11 million A...Read More