As it turns out, the exercises synonymous with strong, attractive abs may not be the best way to train your core—and may be doing damage to your back. Read more
If you are worried about the excess holiday pounds many of us are still carrying around. There are a few easy, natural things you can do to shed them, and none of them requires any unhealthy fad diets. Read more
Exercise, diet and sleep. The three major components of health and well-being that we have control over.
We talked about the exercise economies and new measures ( mostly FREE ) we are putting into action, ( and I did forget to mention bikes, roller-blades and skipping ropes we have hidden away that we need to get re-acquainted with ).
So today here are five tips on what we can do to bring down the grocery bills: Read more
“It’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left that matters”.
…” they ” are not necessarily the bank-managers or your bosses or the government….at the end of the day you decide for economies sake what has to go, you have to make the decision to take away some of your luxuries ( you may even say they are necessities ) and for each of us this is different. Read more
Apart from sheer laziness, one of the ways I justify my lack of gym membership cards is that the whole idea of getting on a piece of energy-using equipment just to use our energy seems like such a waste of, well, energy! And how many regular gym-goers do you know who drive the short distance to the gym, only to then cycle nowhere on a stationary bike?
However, we do still need to find ways to keep fit. So here are ten tips for working out without running down the environment. Read more
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It’s that time of year again, and also maybe that age if you are in your forties like me, where your midriff fat can start to become a bit of a problem.
The midriff fat can very soon turn into midriff obesity if not handled right and this can become a crucial health concern both in males and females. The problem is just as bad when the midriff fat attacks younger people. The troubles that come with obesity are actually more acute when it starts in youth; most of the time these people do not live beyond their mid forties or fifties due to heart and related problems. Read more
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The Georgians and Victorians thought being beside the seaside was good for your health and modern science is backing up their enthusiasm. Getting outside and down to the seaside for 15 to 30 minutes a day, even in a cold climate, can significantly improve your wellbeing. Read more
Many of us have wondered what it might be like to live backward lives, or to have the wisdom of age with the body of youth. This is exactly that mechanism present in the excellent David Fincher film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
The title character of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is born in 1860, without explanation, as a man of 70, complete with wrinkles, long beard and cantankerous attitude. From then on, he grows younger each year, until, seven decades later, he passes on peacefully as an infant.
I thought this might be a good time to delve into many of the myths that surround aging and anti-aging and to detail some exercise routines specifically for older people. I also covered the topic of strength training for seniors in an earlier post. Read more
Normally if you have a headache I would suggest seeking the service of a professional massage therapist, however often that is not possible, so why not try self massage techniques, which may speak to men more than females. The reason being, men still have a lower rate of seeking massage therapy services than women do. Read more
Strength training is just what older bodies, even very old or frail ones, need to fight the loss of muscle mass and strength, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The ACSM believes that strength training is the most important exercise for older adults who aren’t fit, and that it should come before aerobic activity, not afterward, as is typically the case.
For all older adults - not just the frail elderly - a regular program of strengthening, combined with aerobic exercises, can help reduce or prevent many functional declines associated with growing older, according to the ACSM. Read more