Fitness

Exercise, Not Diet, Has Most Impact On Weight As We Age

Older Americans typically attempt to shrink their midsections by consuming more greens and lean meats, and fewer calories. More effective is regular to moderate physical activity.   “Americans should meet the federal physical-activity guideline: 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity per week,” Russell Pate said. “If most American adults met that guideline, rates of overweight and obesity would be...

Belly Fat And 9 Other Body Changes You Shouldn’t Ignore At 50

When we’re in our 50s, we tend to notice changes with our bodies:  Metabolism, skin elasticity, energy, vision, hormones… These things are inevitable, but there are some things we should not accept with age. I’ve put weight on around my middle. This weight can increase your risk of health problems including heart disease and diabetes.  If you’re a woman and...

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

1. Walk outside. Skip the gym and head for the great outdoors.  While exercise is a great boost to your mental health, going for a walk or a run offer even more vital health benefits.  You’ll exert more effort and will have increased signs of vitality, enthusiasm, pleasure and self-esteem, as compared to staying indoors.   2. Take vitamin B12. You’ve...

13 Reasons To Start Lifting Weights

Maybe you’re convinced you shouldn’t lift weights because you prefer not looking like The Hulk. Maybe you figure you just wouldn’t like it, since you’re not one of those CrossFit types. We hate to be confrontational about it, but frankly, you’re wrong. Despite a prevalent allegiance to cardio machines for things like weight loss and overall health, strength training not...

Breathing Techniques to Enhance Your Workouts

With every fitness regimen the body is used in different ways. Some workouts require power and strength; others require endurance and resistance; still others require flexibility and mobility. While it’s important to know how muscles function and adapt during exercise, understanding your breathing is another powerful factor that can make or break your workouts. Breath control is an effective tool...

4 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve Your Mental Health

These are four easy things you can do to make yourself more mentally and physically well: 1) Upgrade Your Diet: What we put into our bodies is the fuel that we use to run on. Just as there are different octanes of gasoline available at the gas station, you, too, can fuel yourself with higher-octane foods. Step 1: Cut out...

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