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The 8 Best Ways to Lose Weight After 40

The 8 Best Ways to Lose Weight After 40

Source: Story by Marty Munson, Perri O. Blumberg Esquire.

Losing weight over 40 is not easy. And that’s putting it gently.

“If you’re over 40, you may have observed that weight gain and loss are more difficult than they used to be,” says cardiologist Sanul Corrielus, M.D., a Philadelphia private practice owner in affiliation with Temple University Hospital. “Changes in your level of activity, eating habits, hormone levels, and the way your body stores fat can all have an impact.” Read more “The 8 Best Ways to Lose Weight After 40”

I learnt how to breathe better and it changed my life!

Managing your breathing is a simple, free-of-charge way to improve your life. Trust me on this. I came as a sceptic but I’ve felt the effects and it’s real.

Yet previously the phrase “breathwork” always grated. Breathing happened all the time, it was an effortless, unconscious activity I’d successfully managed all my life. Then someone added the word “work” to it and turned it into something you had to practise and learn, like needlework or woodwork. So I was kind of irritated when I finally started experimenting – and discovered that I was wrong. Breathing techniques really do ease anxiety, improve concentration, athletic performance and sleep, and help you burn fat. Oh, and give you a harmless drug-like high, should you so desire. Read more “I learnt how to breathe better and it changed my life!”

Five ways to combat stress and burn-out

Extensive research into the health and wellbeing of the nation shows that more than half of people often have difficulty sleeping (54%) and feel close to burning out (52%). The Kalmfulness Index, a study conducted with more than 3,700 respondents, has revealed that nearly half of adults (46%) living in the UK often feel stressed and unable to cope. Read more “Five ways to combat stress and burn-out”

22 minutes of exercise per day ‘can offset negative impact of sitting down’

Just 22 minutes per day of brisk walking, housework or jogging can offset the negative health effects of too much sitting down, research has suggested.

Experts found that people who sit for long periods – such as in an office job or watching TV – are more likely to die earlier, but moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) eliminates this risk.

Read more “22 minutes of exercise per day ‘can offset negative impact of sitting down’”

A guide to staying fit and healthy as you get older

Source: Stars Insider 

Most people look forward to a relaxing lifestyle as they get older, but that doesn’t have to mean being sedentary. In fact, when crossing the middle age threshold, we ought to be more careful with our life choices in order to maximize our health and overall well-being.

Here are 26 excellent tips to keeping fit and healthy as we age: Read more “A guide to staying fit and healthy as you get older”

Should I worry about working out too hard?

Endless studies show the physical, mental and longevity-based benefits of working out, while plenty suggest that avoiding activity is bad. But read one headline about someone collapsing after a row, or talk to someone whose friend got stress fractures from running, and it sticks in the mind. So, how risky is training too hard? And is there a way to make sure you never cross that red line into dangerous territory? Read more “Should I worry about working out too hard?”

Elderly people could stay stronger for longer after key to muscle waste discovered

Elderly people could stay stronger for longer after scientists discovered why muscles fail to repair themselves, and waste away with age.

A team at Nottingham Trent University analysed the genes inside muscle cells to find out how their performance differed between people in their 20s, compared to those in their 60s.

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The Science behind Creatine Monohydrate

Few supplements have garnered as much attention and scrutiny in the nutrition world as creatine monohydrate. From elite athletes to weekend warriors, the goal for improved muscular strength and mass has led many gym-goers to hit Google to find out if they should be adding a scoop to their post-workout shake. Creatine monohydrate, a heavily studied supplement, is fast becoming a staple to accompany the training plans of many. But what actually is it? Read more “The Science behind Creatine Monohydrate”

What does it mean to have a ‘Dad Bod’ anymore?

Dad Bod?

Over the last year, many guys have found themselves gaining weight due to the impact that life in lockdown has had on their diet and physical activity. When you can’t leave the house, you’re more likely to spend more hours sedentary, enjoying the creature comforts of the couch and your favorite snacks in front of the TV, just like your old man. Which means that once again, discussions of “dad bod” have proliferated online.

Read more “What does it mean to have a ‘Dad Bod’ anymore?”

Want to live longer? Lift weights:

Want to live longer? Lift weights: People with weaker muscles are 50 percent more likely to die early, study suggests.

  • As the American population ages, rates of disability climb 
  • Disability and a loss of independence detract from both quality and length of life 
  • A new study found that nearly half of Americans have poor grip strength
  • Poor grip strength is a trusted measure of overall strength as well as longevity 
  • The University of Michigan researchers found that weak muscles – regardless of muscle mass – were linked to a 50 percent higher risk of early death 

Read more “Want to live longer? Lift weights:”