Why Do You Need Muscle Maintenance?

Why Do You Need Muscle Maintenance?

The human body has over 650 muscles. Skeletal muscle is the body’s largest tissue accounting for approximately 45% of body weight in men and 36% in women. Muscles are comprised of muscle fibers. Each fiber is thinner than a human hair and can support up to 1,000 times its own weight. Every human movement is […]

Trouble Sleeping Could Lead To Poor Health

Trouble Sleeping Could Lead To Poor Health

Our biological clocks are mostly controlled by our genetics. The cells throughout the body are altered after losing a single nights sleep. We drag through the next day often wondering why this had to happen or will it better the following night. There can be many reasons why we don’t sleep well. Lots of research […]

Ernestine Shepherd – Oldest Living Body Builder

Ernestine Shepherd – Oldest Living Body Builder

I’ve admired Ernestine Shepherd for years.  I knew she had been placed in the Guinness Book of World Records years ago. Suddenly she turned up on new summer TV program “Forever Young.” This program features seniors of all ages doing remarkable physical activities. Ernestine began body building when she was just 56. She is now […]

BBQ Magic

BBQ Magic

There seems to be something magical watching the drippings from steak and other protein type foods flare up over the whole grill. Watching the flames flare up over the beef and other goods on the grill seems to make it all taste better. But this type of charbroiling really isn’t healthy for us. Granted it […]

When Is A Hot Dog Not a Hot dog?

When Is A Hot Dog Not a Hot dog?

Along with hamburgers, hot dogs seem to fit right into summer foods for grilling. While most of them aren’t the healthiest protein source, Oscar Mayer seems to have added a healthier twist. But it doesn’t really improve upon the quality. An article that was written by a reporter for the Associated Press said that Oscar […]

Coffee and Longevity

Coffee and Longevity

This story hit the news like wildfire last week.  It was in at least 9 of the professional newsletter I receive plus world news, and other resources. If you missed it here are the details. Medscape.com covered this story well. It said “higher coffee intake is linked to significantly lower risk for death, two large […]

Coffee – Is It Really Good For Us?

Coffee – Is It Really Good For Us?

The previous article needs to be addressed by other theories. Until I find the exact study to learn the details I can’t help but wonder about a few concepts that coffee has been known to contain. “Lower mortality was present regardless of whether people drank regular or decaffeinated coffee, suggesting the association is not tied […]

Have You Heard About Lynch Syndrome?

Have You Heard About Lynch Syndrome?

One of my many curiosities about health and aging well is genetics! We are so fortunate to have genetic testing available to us for many conditions. Many of us have family members who have died from cancers. Approximately five to ten percent of all colorectal cancers are caused by a heritable mutation. That is a […]

Exercise Aids in Reducing Total Fat In Postmenopausal Women

Exercise Aids in Reducing Total Fat In Postmenopausal Women

Exercising 300 minutes per week has been shown to be better at reducing total fat and other adiposity measures, especially for obese women, during a one-year clinical trial. This is an important finding because body fat has been associated with increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, (as well as other diseases) according to an article […]