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I  know it may seem like it’s been ages ago since you made that silly promise to yourself to begin the New Year differently and get serious this time about working out and getting fit but the truth of it is that it’s only been 38 days (as of Feb. 7th) But the good news is that according to a study by Gold’s Gym mentioned in an article in Shape magazine today is the day of the biggest drop in gym sign-ins. So if you signed in at your gym or continued whatever fitness routine you’ve set up congratulate yourself!

The article goes on to speculate that in todays modern fast paced lifestyles people are apt to give up too soon because they don’t see enough results within the first month and therefore conclude that it’s not working. Trust me on this, there are NO SHORTCUTS. You only get results when you put in the work and combine it with good nutrition habits. Check out the article which includes a nice link to 22 tips to keep you motivated! (Hint: Find something that’s fun, that you like to do and DO IT!)

This article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal points out that some of the most effective  practices for maintaining or improving your health over 50 can be done in fifteen minutes or less and doesn’t even require you to leave the house.

Dr. Wendy Bazilian, a registered dietitian, public health doctor, and past quest on the Live with Regis and Kelly show says that a few simple things when done consistently can have a big cumulative effect on good health and wellness.

Just four of her suggestions are:

  • Stretch – Stretching 15 minutes a day if you’re over 50 keeps you flexible lessening your risks of falls and helping to maintain mobility
  • Make sure you’re cooking with the right oils. Use olive oil and organic grapeseed oil that may raise the healthy HDL cholesterol and lower the unhealthy LDL thus decreasing risk from heart disease and some cancers.
  • Omega-3 fish oil supplements – the fatty acids found in Omega-3 is thought to improve brain health.
  • Eat more fresh fruit and veggies.

 

Boomers: Big-impact health activities you can do in 15 minutes or less – Sponsored Content – ReviewJournal.com.

New Years Fitness Tips From the Pros

Fitness experts in Chicago say they see an average of 100 extra visits to their fitness centers and gyms in the month of January and while these numbers start to diminish by March there are a few ways to keep motivated throughout the whole year.

Their top 2 tips?

1. Work out in the morning. Less likely to become distracted or side tracked by the unforeseen events of the day.

2. Join a class. A group of fellow “sweaters” can do much to keep each other motivated and even add a social perspective to getting fit.

Be sure to read the article to find out more.
http://westchicago.m.mysuburbanlife.com/mslWestChicago/pm_32818/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=FoK3djiE

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/health-advisory-most-new-years-fitness-goals-likely-to-end-with-injury-frustration-2012-01-05

Did you know that you should have sex twice a week to help prevent a cold?

And just how many women  are finding their sex life more enjoyable now that they’re over 50 anyway?

These and over 20 other questions are asked in Dr. Oz’s Women Over 50 Prevention Quiz.

The good doctor’s quizzes his readers on things like the best supplement to boost your energy level, a good natural treatment for hot flashes, and what ingredient you must have in your lotion to keep your skin from drying out as you age.

I’m not giving away any of the answers here (okay twice a week), but for the rest of them you have to click on the link above to visit the Dr. Oz website.

Bill Clinton

Cover of Bill Clinton

 

Former President Bill Clinton who’s well known and documented love of things fried and fatty (no offense intended Monica) had literally turned over a new “leaf”.

Mr. Clinton in an interview with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that he has eliminated eggs, dairy and meat from his diet and now ” I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat”

Since leaving the White house the president has lost more than 20 pounds but unbeknownst to him at first his health issues were more serious than just being over weight. He was genetically predisposed to heart disease and his old ways of eating what ever he wanted was about to kill him.

Less than 4 years after leaving office he complained about tightness in his chest and had to undergo quadruple bypass surgery to restore blood flow to his heart. In 2010 he had another operation to install 2 stents.

Since then the ex-president has been working with Dr. Dean Ornish, who had created a diet and lifestyle that he claims can actually reverse heart disease.

Dr Ornish is well known in the medical community because prior to his findings it was thought impossible to reverse heart disease without doing a medical procedure.

Says Mr. Clinton, “All my blood tests are good, and my vital signs are good, and I feel good, and I also have, believe it or not, more energy,”


From omnivore to vegan: The dietary education of Bill Clinton – CNN.com.

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