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…..
A part of my Active Ageing Program for Seniors…… ……and for those who want to end up being healthy seniors. You don’t need me to tell you this, but aging can take a huge toll on your mind and body, if you let it. I have proven to myself, and those who have watched my progress in the gym over the years, that it doesn’t have to. Active Aging is the answer. You can … [Read more...] about 4 Anti-Aging Exercise Ideas to Help Combat the Aging Process
It's well known that interval training rejuvenates ageing cells so I’ll forgive you for thinking I am going soft again, especially when these days all the rage in fitness workouts seems to be going as hard as you can and getting as much done in as short a period of time as possible. Most people will think HIIT. So here's why LISS is the Best Anti Aging Fitness Activity for … [Read more...] about Discover the Benefits of Low Intensity Steady State Cardio or LISS.
Exercises for Over 60's. If you are already a baby boomer like me then I’m sure you are already aware that the dreaded aging process lowers your hormonal levels and causes deterioration of our skin, muscles and bones. So what can we all do to halt or even reverse the ageing process? And I am referring here to people of all age groups, both male and female, as the … [Read more...] about Active Ageing: 3 Anti-Aging Exercises for Baby Boomers