Do you have aging parents? I do, and to watch them suffer with various ailments is so heartbreaking. Living to an old age, while a blessing, is in many ways so very difficult - especially if you're plagued with ongoing health problems. That's one thing to keep in mind if you need some motivation to exercise. A new study finds that people with higher fitness levels: Live a little longer Have … [Read more...] about Midlife Minute: Being Fit Matters NOW
Diet & Exercise
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 34 – almost 24 years ago – a diagnosis in someone that young was certainly an anomaly. And although physicians were informed about my treatment options, that’s where the knowledge began – and ended. No one paid heed to my lifestyle. I was young, after all, had two little ones, needed the energy to run after them, was not resigned to sitting on the couch … [Read more...] about One Easy Thing You Can Do to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
After visiting Miami’s Pritikin Longevity Center a while back, I’m happy to say many of the lessons I learned still resonate with me. Instead of using salad dressing, I drizzle my salad with the best balsamic glaze I can afford. I’ve cut my protein portions from eight ounces to about four, and find that it’s just enough, since most of my plate is loaded up with salad and veggies. While some … [Read more...] about It’s Never Too Late to Make Healthy Choices
Ever wonder why experts urge us to lift weights? Strength training gets so much more important as we age because we lose muscle. The loss begins as early as in our late 30s or early 40s; after age 40 the average woman starts losing about ½ pound of muscle per year - even more if she does not actively use her muscles. So what's the big deal? A lot. If you don't replace the muscle you lose, you'll … [Read more...] about How Exercise Can Help Preserve Your Muscles (and Much More)
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always heard that exercise revs up our metabolism, keeping it like a fat-burning furnace for up to 24 hours after a workout. But like all science, opinions sway back and forth, and then back again until you lose track of what the “latest” really is. Well, I’m sticking to my original version of the story. All I know is that after a workout, my body feels revved up … [Read more...] about Exercise and Metbolism: What’s the Deal?