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Top 5 Fitness Tips for Seniors

GET FITYou know you should exercise regularly, drink lots of water and eat nutritious foods. Those are 3 smart fitness tips everyone should live by. If you are a senior, the following tips provide even more support for a fit and healthy lifestyle.

1. It’s Never Too Late to Start

Don’t think that since you have lived a life of little exercise and physical activity, there is no need to start now. Just 15 minutes after you begin exercising, you benefit by Continue reading

Top 5 Fitness Tips for Busy Parents

fit patrentsHaving kids calls for a busy, hectic lifestyle. When your children are very small, it seems you are changing diapers every few minutes. When they are bigger, you are running them here and there, acting as their personal taxi service. At home and at work, children make for very little free time for parents.

Even so, you understand how important it is to stay physically active. The mental and physical rewards from regular exercise are many, and when you stay active you set a healthy example for your children. Practice the following 5 fitness tips for busy parents, and you will always have time for health and wellness in Continue reading

5 Signs of Weak Core Muscles

If your core is weak, your balance is poor. This leads to an unstable body, increasing the possibility that you could suffer a fall. A week core also makes you feel physically weak. You can support more physical effort when your core is strong. Most people think of core muscles as your abs. But your core is actually composed of 6 groups of 29 muscles located in your upper thigh, lower back, and the sides and front of your stomach.

How Do You Know If Your Core Is Weak?

You may have an extremely strong core that is located beneath several layers of fat. This means you can actually look overweight and still have a very healthy core. So how can you tell if your core is weak or Continue reading

8 Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is one of the healthiest prescriptions to improve your health. Some of the benefits you can reap from getting physical are:

  • Controlling/losing weight
  • Improving your cardiovascular system
  • Decrease the risk for Type 2 diabetes
  • Reduce the risk for some cancers
  • Strengthen bones and muscles
  • Improve mental health and mood
  • Making daily chores easier to do
  • Increase your chance of living longer

However, before starting any exercise program, be sure to Continue reading

Will Exercise Help You Live Longer?

Multiple studies over a number of years have shown that if we have certain risk factors, such as an unhealthy LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio, high blood pressure or a waistline over half of our height, we have an increased risk for developing heart disease. What we didn’t know until recently was the part exercise played in increasing our longevity.

Exercises like, cardio, stretching, strength training, abdominal core training, and high intensity interval training (HIIT) routines help lower your risk factors by getting unhealthy numbers back into the healthy range. And HIIT boosts the human growth hormone (HGH) production which in turn increases strength, energy, overall health and longevity.

In a recent Australian study, they Continue reading

Some Common Signs That You May Be Unfit

Finding out that I had lost my fitness level I had worked so hard on last year came as a knock when I realized that I had to start over.

Looking after myself had gone out the window. I got a wake up call, but what about you? How do you feel about yourself and gauge your own fitness?

There’s a huge misconception about fitness. It’s the idea that people who are overweight are unfit, and people who are at a healthy weight or BMI are fit. Unfortunately Continue reading

How to Start Exercising If You’re Unfit

Looking in the mirror the truth is there to be seen. Not a pretty site, but never the less all can see that my waistline is not as it was last year. So what happened? I lost the plot and stopped exercising, then I found my love of chocolate return. Then my apple pie and ice cream binges started and that was it really.

Now I face the grim reality of starting all over again as I am out of breath just getting up two flights of stairs. Worse, I’m off to the beach in five weeks. So…

If you’re unfit, it can be hard to know where to begin with exercise. The problem is Continue reading