A new study shows that fitness training programs in middle age improve heart health. This is the finding of a study of participants from the Dallas Heart Study, as well as employees at Texas Health Resources and the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center. Poor fitness in middle age is
Wellness programs should focus not only on reducing calories, but also on preventing muscle loss. When we diet we typically lose muscle mass which means that we end up slowing down our metabolism. That makes it harder not to regain the weight we worked so hard to lose.
What fitness training programs work best for older adults? Many of the declines in fitness that we used to think were part of the normal aging process are actually due to older adults becoming more sedentary. Much of the lost physical capacity and strength can be replaced as long as
We usually start a fitness training program to improve general health or to lose weight. But, new research shows that a fitness training program can also have some other benefits you might not expect. A Fitness Training Program Increases Brain Size A new Australian study shows that aerobic
What’s a healthy lifestyle and how do you measure it? There are a variety of ways to measure health. • The easiest is to use the arithmetical body mass index (BMI) calculation, based on height and weight. The problem with using BMI as the measurement of a healthy lifestyle is
Fitness training programs prolong our lives. We’re all heard that “sitting is the new smoking.” More and more research shows that prolonged sitting is a real health hazard. Some scientists wanted to investigate exactly how fitness training programs are beneficial to longer healthier lives. Fitness Training Programs Can Prolong
How to lose weight with exercise. Don’t rely on the calorie counter on your fitness watch. Recent studies have shown that the calorie burn figures vastly overestimate the amount of calories burned with exercise. As a Certified Nutritionist, I always point out that the key to weight loss is
The best fitness training methods have a common goal. Incorporate consistent movement throughout the day. Think outside the gym because often you won’t make it to the gym. Plus, you have all day to get tired or make up good excuses. Many studies show that 10-15 minute walks are just
A fitness training program leads to good health. That almost goes without saying, doesn’t it? So why don’t doctors ever ask us about our physical training programs? An interesting article in the New York Times makes the bold suggestion that our yearly health checkups should include an assessment
Wellness programs use a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. My style, as a Wellness Coach, Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, is to address all components of a healthy lifestyle, rather than simply maintaining a healthy weight, moving your body and getting your stress level down to a manageable level.