A 9 Step Guide to "What is Healthy Living" The term “healthy lifestyle” is bandied about with gay abandon these days, but what does it really mean to you? Different media sources have different meanings for the term, but generally speaking, I feel it can be boiled down to, “How we should live if we want the healthiest body we can have – one that looks and feels good and … [Read more...] about Discover 9 Easy Ways for all Over 55’s to have a Healthier Lifestyle
One of the strongest predictors of longevity is fitness and that’s why this new study I came across recently interested me…..it delivers yet another reason to get active if you want to increase your chances of living healthier for longer. Anti-Aging benefits of HIIT What the researchers found was that some forms of exercise provide anti-aging benefits that other forms of … [Read more...] about New Study Uncovers Some Home Truths about Anti-Aging
by....... Boosting Your Metabolism With Exercise. One of the signs of ageing that drives most people crazy is that their weight seems to increase even though they are trying to eat less. But ever increasing inches of belly fat doesn't have to be a part of the ageing process. Weight gain CAN be avoided or, at the very least, minimized. You just need to have an … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Slow Ageing
One of the first comments I hear when you mention something like this is, "Oh, I can't help it. It's genetic.......my mother had it (or father)." The old genes vs lifestyle debate rears its ugly head once again. Unfortunately, many people use genes as an excuse for their poor lifestyle choices, which end up causing their declining health. In an article I read recently … [Read more...] about How Strength Training Can Help Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes as You Age.
Rather than keeping you in suspense for too long.....the answer is a resounding YES. Now read on to find out all the WHY'S.......and how you can easily change your life for the better. When we think about exercise and fitness, it’s very easy to think about, and concentrate on, the weight loss aspect. So, if you don’t have any excess weight to lose, why should you … [Read more...] about Does Seniors Staying Fit Help Prevent Illness and Disease?
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
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?
........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……..
People tend to think of aging as something only relative to older people. Ageing starts at birth. So ask yourself this........what sort of life do you want to have in your retirement? Well known poet Jonathan Swift once said, “Everybody wants to live forever, but nobody wants to grow old.” While many find this quite amusing, from my experience, this quote does seem to … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Habits to Adopt for Healthy Aging and Living Longer
.....and How to Reverse Age Related Muscle Loss. As you steadily head towards retirement age it becomes progressively more important to take care of your health and physical capabilities because, for most people, your muscle mass, or age related loss of muscle mass, is on an ever increasing downhill slide the older you get. So you could say........Size Does Matter. This … [Read more...] about Why Strength Training is SO Important as You Start Aging…..