Need some healthy vacation tips? Here’s another great guest blog post from Trisha DeHall of Cincinnati Fit Body Bootcamp. She talks about the importance of enjoying your vacation but also not losing site of your fitness goals. Continue reading
Sarcopenia is the medical term for age-related muscle loss. It happens to different degrees to all of us. The critical aspect is that there are things that we can do to delay that consequence.
Studies have shown that we lose ½ to 1 percent of our lean muscle mass each year, beginning mostly in our 30’s. With every decade that we age, the muscle strength declines 12 to 15 percent. If you don’t eat healthy, you don’t stay active (even regularly doing weight training and cardio), and even those who drop large amounts of weight suffer from more muscle loss. Sometimes people suffer from sarcopenia due to disease or environmental conditions as well as the change in testosterone and estrogen (the hormones that help maintain muscle mass) which decrease with age*. Continue reading
Strength training muscles provides multiple benefits for many age groups and addresses health issues for men and women. It provides metabolism burning opportunities while toning and strengthening muscles. It builds bone density and also helps retain balance and reduce injury as we age. To achieve the most opportunities for these benefits, make sure your training targets all the different muscle zones, even those you don’t love, or understand their importance. Continue reading
Our guest blogger, Trisha DeHall of Cincinnati Fit Body Bootcamp, talks about how the right way to lose the “flab”.
This weekend no less than 6 people told me they needed faster results to get ready for summer.
They all pointed at their ‘flab’ they had below their belly button and they all mentioned how they needed to do ‘more cardio’.
After a slight seizure I educated them on why more cardio won’t do much (if anything at all) for them..
.. what they NEED to do, is spend more time in the kitchen Continue reading
Aging in the United States is not how I remember it as a child. I remember my Girl Scout troop singing holiday songs for older people in a nursing home. The appearance of the facility was cold, sparsely furnished, and smelled horrible. The elderly residents were scantily dressed in hospital gowns with looks on their faces were ones of sadness and disengagement. It’s not so desperate for the older adults of today. Continue reading
When you’ve established a solid base of exercise through cardio work, weight training, stretching and yoga on a consistent basis, you may feel like your progress has leveled-off. You can pump-up the volume by A) varying the style of cardio you are using, B) changing the weight (ratio you use to build muscle moving to higher number of reps, adding more weight, or reducing the length of rest periods or C) adding plio or high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Continue reading
If you have been reading my blogs for any period of time, you know I don’t believe in crazy diets, diet pills, shakes or whatever the “quick-fix-cure” of the moment is. I believe in making small changes to your diet and fitness regimes that reflect a change in ‘lifestyle’ for your long term health benefits. Changes that you can stick with that aren’t once a year resolutions, or fixes that will have you lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks. Continue reading
The holidays are over. Bills are arriving. You may be feeling overweight or guilty about your calorie intake during all the holiday parties, goodies at work, and holiday meals. It feels too cold to go outside and be active. You’ve already broke your New Year’s Resolutions. All you want to wear is big, long sweaters! Continue reading
Do you ever feel like you’ve gotten into a rut at the gym? I used to do the same workout every time I went, and it just got old. I decided to add some cross training into my exercise schedule. A guy in my running group raved about water workouts. I gave aqua aerobics a try, and absolutely loved it, so now it is part of my routine. Here’s why: Continue reading