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…

How to Eliminate the Stress of Dieting
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How to Eliminate the Stress of Dieting

Anyone on a diet can tell you it isn’t fun.  It’s ironic.  Following a diet is supposed to take the guesswork out of what to eat.  Simple and easy, right? But, easier said than done.  The whole experience can end up being a litany of deprivation, too much change at once, and the installation of…

Why We Underestimate What We Eat

Why We Underestimate What We Eat

Studies show again and again that we humans have a great tendency to underestimate what we have eaten during the day.  We even like to play down the probable calories we are eating in our foods, especially when it comes to snacking.  Is this just human nature, are we lying through our teeth to save…