Fitness

Lifetime fitness should be important in everyone’s life. Many times fitness takes a backseat in our very busy lives and often spouses, children and job related activities get in the way of staying fit. As you age the need for fitness increases because your body demands more energy and motivation to develop strong muscles and endurance.

Our fitness articles are written to help you learn what to do for aerobic or muscle strengthening activities either in the gym or in the comfort of your home. These items balanced with a good diet and rest can lead to a higher quality of life that many of us seek as we age. Discover more about both men’s fitness and woman’s fitness, along with better ways to stay in shape. Discover interesting fitness programs like Zumba, pilates, or yoga to improve your chances for a healthier life.

5 of the Best Cardio Workouts That Burn Fat Faster

If you’re like me, you have to push yourself to do your cardio workouts.  They can get boring and take all your willpower to get up to do them in the first place.  Then it seems like you work and work at them and the scale doesn’t budge.  Am I right? Okay, that was me […]

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Scientists: Human Bones Are Weakening from Inactivity

When our ancestors invented farming, they didn’t realize that doing so would eventually put future generations of humans at high risk for weakened bones.  Health researchers warn that today’s modern technology is pushing us even faster toward this outcome.  Read on to learn why and what you can do to counter technology’s effect on your […]

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20 Minutes of This Gives You A Leaner, Stronger, Younger Look

Do you get tired just thinking of doing 30 minutes of cardio?  Do you think of every possible excuse not to do weight training that often leaves you sore? Worse, have you pulled or strained muscles doing both? If you’re like most of my patients, you answered Yes to both of these. But, I have […]

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A Powerhouse Workout That’s Also An Energizing Blast!

If your workout routine is getting a little ho-hum, I’d like to tell you about an amazing water workout I tried recently. It will not only energize you, slim you, tone your entire body, make your heart work more efficiently, help your bones and joints, but it also helps you stay younger looking. It’s just […]

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Slow Down Aging with Endurance Training

I have many over 50-age patients who want to do what they can to improve their health.  But, do you know many of them think they’re too old for exercise to be of benefit to them?  Somehow, they’ve gotten the idea that their body is like an old car that’s been left out to rust […]

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Fitness and Fun Fuel This No-Impact Workout

I’m always looking for new ways to get my patients to exercise.  They often complain that going to the gym is boring and routine and that’s why they don’t do it often enough.  But while I was running on the bike trail the other day, I saw the coolest new form of exercise that I […]

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Decrease Risks of Falls – Build Leg Strength with Plyometrics

If you’re age 50 or over, one of the best things you can do for your health, today and tomorrow, is to do more muscle and bone strengthening exercise.  It not only helps you keep a normal weight but it decreases your risk of falls, fractures and disability.  While there are many forms of exercise […]

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A Cardio Move A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Many of my patients are surprised when they’re told they have some element of heart disease.  They feel they’ve tried to eat healthy, which is good, but often they’ve neglected to put much effort into cardio or muscle strengthening exercise – which is not good.  Let me tell you why this combo of exercise is […]

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5 Exercises That Can Help You Look Younger

You know how much exercise can benefit the strength, power, health and youthful look of your body.  But, do you know that exercise specifically designed for your face can help keep your skin healthier as well as keep you looking younger? It’s true and I’d like to show you 5 simple exercises that will help […]

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Ladies – Fight Menopause Symptoms Doing This Twice A Week

If you’re a woman over 50, just entering or even post menopause, I’d like to talk to you about a fun way to fight the symptoms of estrogen loss and boost your heart health at the same time.  New research says you can gain relief from menopause symptoms as well as boost your cardiovascular health. […]

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Got Menopause Mood? 5 Exercises That Brighten Your Day

As a cardiologist, I see a lot of menopausal and postmenopausal women.  When estrogen starts taking a nosedive around age 50, a woman’s heart becomes more vulnerable to disease.  Not to mention that she often just starts feeling out of sorts with all the awful symptoms that menopause can unload on women. That’s why I […]

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Get Fit With The National Plan You May Already Have!

As an orthopedist, I frequently tell my retired patients that in order to prevent disabling fractures as they get older, they have to keep their muscles strong too.  Exercise stimulates bone growth that builds healthy density and insurance against fracture.  That’s why I’ve been telling my patients about this great national fitness program that they […]

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