Two More Senior Athletes Bypass Age Related Theories

Two More Senior Athletes Bypass Age Related Theories

Jim Arrington is the newest member to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Age related segregation should never exist when people like Jim are proving how aging can be put on hold! Jim is 85-years in chronological age and a great-grandfather! He usually exercises two to three times a week for about an hour, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]