I am sure all of you have been negatively affected by inflammation of some sort over the years. How Age Affects the Inflammatory Response. Unfortunately, no single theory explains all aspects of the ageing process but hopefully the following will help. Inflammation is a biological process that has received quite a bit of press in recent years and has been the subject of … [Read more...] about Understanding the Role of Inflammation in the Aging Process
What is the meaning of Holistic Medicine? I always thought it was something a bit weird and an alternative medicine which was not really for me. But then I saw the holistic medicine definition from The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and it really opened my eyes. It describes holistic healing methods as "the art and science of healing that addresses the … [Read more...] about Understanding the Key Principles of Holistic Healing Methods
The Fat and Fit Myth Exposed. This question has been the subject of some healthy debate around my gym of late, “Can you be fit and healthy and lessen the risk of a heart attack even though you may be overweight”? So I thought it was certainly worth researching the “fit fat game” to see what floats to the surface as a lot of people are very interested to see the … [Read more...] about Can YOU be Fat, Fit and Healthy? It’s a raging Controversy.
Okay, you are not really a big fan of “dieting,” and neither am I, because generally speaking, experience tells me that Diets Don’t Work. Period! First of all, I have to ask the question…… ........what is the blood type diet? At first glance I see it has been around for quite a while now, however, as at the time of writing I am unable to find any convincing scientific … [Read more...] about Can I Lose Weight with the Blood Type Diet?
First we need to know…….what is Oxidative Stress? According to News Medical Life Sciences, “Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants”. As the free radicals are produced in your body, you are probably already aware … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Premature Aging Caused by Oxidative Stress
and……why is TUT so Important for Building Muscle? Apart from something Grandma used to say....tut,tut,tut, TUT is a commonly used term in the bodybuilding industry and it stands for ‘time under tension.’ It refers to the duration of time your muscles are under tension while they’re being worked. And one of the things I like about the TUT method of resistance training is it … [Read more...] about What is TUT or Time Under Tension?
You may be forgiven for thinking that Yoga is the preserve of lithe young things wrapped in Lycra and not typical of the type of physical exercise designed for seniors. If your thoughts are wandering in that direction then take a leaf out of the Duchess of Cornwall's book. Camilla, now in her 70's, says she is all for a spot of Yoga and comments that it is "very important … [Read more...] about What are the Benefits of Yoga for Baby Boomers?
Yet strangely enough I have a passion for junk food…… ......but not in the way you might think. My love for junk food is all about my love of helping people resist its evil temptations as most people tend to eat junk food just for the taste it offers and not its nutritional value. And that’s one of the reasons why I always say “healthy eating = healthy aging”. I like … [Read more...] about Junk Food is Not REAL Food…..it IS just Junk
........and what are the Effects of Aging on Your Skin? No one in this world is exempt from aging. Although many people would like to be and world-wide it is a billion dollar industry so it is a big deal. Ageing starts the day you are born and how you age is dependent on how you treat your body as you go through life. So if you want to have a fully functional body and … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Retinol for Anti-Aging……..
At times we can all get caught up in the lifestyle trap of too little exercise, too much takeaway food and processed pre-prepared meals and not enough sleep. But in the back of our minds, we also know that living a healthy lifestyle isn't the easiest thing to do, and the sad truth is that many of us simply feel just "too busy" in life to implement any healthy lifestyle … [Read more...] about For Busy People …… 4 Simple Hacks to Living a Healthy Lifestyle