Are There Non-Responders and High Responders to Exercise?

Are There Non-Responders and High Responders to Exercise?

Yes, it’s thing.  Some people respond very quickly to both strength training and cardio, and others literally remain the same.  There is actually a whole range of responses.  You could think of it as a bell curve, where the ones at one end will struggle to make headway, and the ones on the other end…

The Surprising Blood Pressure/Stretching Connection

The Surprising Blood Pressure/Stretching Connection

First, Let’s Talk About Blood Pressure Today the latest edition of the AARP Bulletin (affectionately known by us as “the rag”) arrived in our mailbox.  One of the articles mentioned that nearly half of all adult Americans and 3 out of 4 people over 60 have high blood pressure (hypertension). This of course puts people…

What? Metabolism Doesn’t Slow with Age?

What? Metabolism Doesn’t Slow with Age?

WARNING!  This blog is a LITTLE snarky at times!  Many of us have noticed that our bodies seem to go slower as we get older. And it seems more difficult to keep extra weight off.  But now there is some shocking new research.   Perhaps you have seen the headlines.  Something like, “New research says metabolism…

Finding the Self-Control to Eat Less
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Finding the Self-Control to Eat Less

Often when someone decides it is time to lose weight, they are focused on wondering if they have the motivation and willpower to finally stick with it.  “I just need to find my motivation” is the oft-expressed refrain. The assumption is that to lose weight, one has to restrict eating, and that restriction will not…

Fast or Slow Exercise?
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Fast or Slow Exercise?

For those of us who are just starting out or getting back into doing some exercise, the question of whether to go fast or slow may seem moot.  Just getting going can be a challenge.  Likewise, even for regular exercisers, “go big or go home” may seem out of the question some days.  But, since…