The fourth of July is all about family, friends, and food. This is one holiday where people indulge themselves with lots of food, alcohol and, yes, even more food. And unfortunately in the majority of cases, after the celebration is over, many people regret how much food consumed in such a short period of time. In other words, this is one day of the year when everyone's dietary plans go out the window. But the good news is that you can still have a lot.
You’ve heard it all before: no time, budget is tight, dog ate my gym shoes. However, the first two excuses (and most common ones to hear) can be non-factors with the click of a (smart phone) button. There are apps for everything to make your life easier, but one that you should consider downloading is a fitness or workout app that will help you with your personal fitness endeavor.
We are all busy people, let’s face it. But what if your workout only took 7 minutes.
Spring is in the air and there’s no better time to start running. The changing of seasons can provide a fresh start for you and your fitness routine. And if the nicer weather isn’t enough to motivate you, it’s also the time of year that races pop up almost every weekend, giving you plenty of options to choose from.
There is no longer any doubt that there is an obesity epidemic-- walk on any street and you are more likely to see obese and overweight individuals outnumber thin people. And sadly a great majority of these people are men. Obesity is not a benign syndrome, and with time it can lead to arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and even reduced self-esteem. Let’s not forget that along with obesity and its risks come increased healthcare costs.
While losing weight is a goal for many.
There is no longer any question that exercise is good for both mental and physical health. For some unknown reason, the numerous benefits of exercise are often neglected in older adults. Exercise is important for people of all ages and more so for older adults- its benefits are far more durable than any prescription medication or diet. There is ample evidence indicating that any type of exercise that older adults do is better for preventive health than pharmaceuticals.
However, it is important to be thoughtful when.