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…

What’s the Best Exercise for Burning Fat?
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What’s the Best Exercise for Burning Fat?

Fat is good for us.  It provides fuel for our activities, including thinking.  Some fats contain omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids that help our bodies fight disease and inflammation.  Fat is there to help protect our organs, keep our bodies heated to a fantastic 98.6 degrees, carries around vitamins like…

Exercise: Go Big or Go Home?
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Exercise: Go Big or Go Home?

Disclaimer:  I am not talking about running marathons, lifting weights to exhaustion, or even making sure you glisten with sweat as seen on TV.  I am not even talking about making sure you eat a supersize ANYTHING after a workout. No no!  This time it’s about range of motion –…

Strength Training:  When It’s One Thing AND Another

Strength Training: When It’s One Thing AND Another

What are you trying to do when you strength train?  Get stronger, of course!  Many of us imagine our muscles growing, our bodies becoming more defined, and becoming able to leap over tall buildings.  All these things can happen (except for the tall buildings part).  But how does it work? …

Oh no! Inevitable Loss of Muscle (Sarcopenia) as We Age?

Oh no! Inevitable Loss of Muscle (Sarcopenia) as We Age?

Is this another case of “it’s always something” to worry about?  Can we not have some good news in these troubled times?  In an attempt to stop anyone going into anxiety and depression over this, let’s say this… It does happen, but it is good to be informed about how…