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 […]

HIIT Increases Longevity

HIIT Increases Longevity

A few months ago I wrote an article about the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). A new study provided by Consumer Reports says the changes are vast with this type of training. For every age! Sadly older adults are usually advised to work out at a moderate intensity, but vigorous exercise may give […]

TELOMERE UPDATE, HRT & MORE

TELOMERE UPDATE, HRT & MORE

 TELOMERE UPDATE Welcome to April. I hope the weather in your area is giving thoughts to Spring. I abandoned spring cleaning a long time ago. If you go through your whole home doing deep cleaning then Summer comes along and doors and windows are open and in comes the dirt and dust all over again. […]

105 YEAR OLD SETS A CYCLING RECORD

105 YEAR OLD SETS A CYCLING RECORD

I have written about several senior athletes in the past. Just recently Robert Marchand, from France, was on the news having set a world record in the 105-plus age category completing a 14.010 (22.247) mile biking event. He did this in one hour.   Nearly a century ago, Robert was told by a coach that […]

Check Out Another Great Senior Athlete

Check Out Another Great Senior Athlete

Shirley Webb, 78, can deadlift 225 pounds!  And she achieved this in just six months!    Shirley was featured on the news recently. Two years ago the main form of physical activity came from one chore. That being mowing the lawn and nothing else! Very typical of non-exercising adults, if she was on the floor […]

SHAKING YOURSELF FIT CAN BE DANGEROUS

SHAKING YOURSELF FIT CAN BE DANGEROUS

Whole body vibration (WBV) exercise involves standing (or doing movements such as squats) on a vibrational platform. These machines have been promoted heavily at various fitness conventions that I have attended. For the most part, it is a passive exercise that involves no running, lifting or sweating. All the benefits come (supposedly) come from doing […]

Understanding Target Heart Rate In Exercise

Understanding Target Heart Rate In Exercise

Our bodies have a mind of their own!  Our brains tend to like convenience and comfort.  However, if you are trying to make progress in your aerobic plan then understanding what the target heart rate really means and how do we know if we are in it would be important. If we continue to just […]

Should I Lose Pounds or Inches?

Should I Lose Pounds or Inches?

Written by Gail Sas When you first start an exercise program, the scale may feel like your best friend.  Most people find their biggest successes in terms of pounds lost.  This happens during the first few weeks of any new exercise regimen.  However, body weight (the sum total of our body’s contents), can fluctuate based […]

Trampoline Workout

Trampoline Workout

Jumping on a mini trampoline (also called rebounding) is a low-impact cardio workout that improves muscle tone and balance while torching 160 calories per 30 minutes of bouncing, fitness experts say.   Basic Trampoline Bounce routines as follows: 1.       Stand on the mini trampoline with your feet about 6 inches apart.2.   […]