I was shocked to read an article recently in the Brisbane Sunday Mail Body and Soul magazine alerting us all to what has become the most serious health threat facing Australian women. It goes on to say, “Heart disease claims more lives of Australian women than men and it is not just a health problem suffered by the elderly.” Think about this, it's a very sobering thought; … [Read more...] about For Women Only – 6 Easy Ways to Boost Your Heart Health
And…….what is the Effect of Electronic Devices on Your Well-being? I often say to my active ageing clients, health and fitness is a lot more than a quick cardio session or throwing a few weights around for forty minutes or so three to five times a week. It is far more encompassing than that. Total wellness is an overall feeling; something bordering on the edge of a kind of … [Read more...] about Is Your Health and Fitness Suffering From Digital Damage?
Recently I was chatting with a lady of similar age at my gym and she was relating to me how she hadn’t exercised for quite a few years but had made the decision that it was time to bite the bullet and get her body back into shape before it was too late. Ageing diseases (think sarcopenia and cardiovascular disease) were starting to play heavily on her mind so it was decision … [Read more...] about Top 10 Fitness Tips for Beginners and People Who Haven’t Worked-Out for a Long Time
I love doing some HIIT or Tabata type training at least twice a week. It gives me a real buzz and I feel great for days after. Plus it is a good change from pumping iron. If you have been exercising or going to the gym for a while I am sure by now you probably have some reason to believe (either rightly or wrongly) some of the myths and misconceptions that exist about … [Read more...] about 6 Common Myths and Misconceptions about HIIT Dispelled
One thing which really annoys me, and many others our age, is that many younger people think just because you have crossed the 60 mark you are over the hill. Well to me it certainly doesn’t mean you have to slow down and neither should you. In fact the only thing it does mean is that we need to establish and maintain a good exercise program as it becomes more and more … [Read more...] about Discover How to Find Fitness in Your 60s – it’s definitely not too late to start.
Is There a Cure for Arthritis? No.....not yet, unfortunately. I, like many others, wish that the world of medical science would hurry up and find something for us. But let me say this......the best relief I have found for arthritis, and in most cases, a partial cure (which beats having an operation), is regular exercise. Lifestyle and your diet help too. So my advice is, … [Read more...] about A Round Up of the Latest Arthritis Treatments
Moving isn't important until you can't........and this is the whole problem with osteoarthritis. It catches up with you.......so, my best advice to you is, if you want to keep moving you have to keep moving (no matter how much it hurts). Here’s something that may really surprise you; approximately 50 million plus people in the US and one in five Australians suffer from … [Read more...] about Do You Suffer from Osteoarthritis? It’s A Real Pain when it comes to enjoying life!