Yes, Golf Is A Great Exercise - Especially In The Age Of COVID-19

With the threat of COVID-19, one of my favorite social distancing activities has been playing golf. It gives me the opportunity to get fresh air and sunlight (which is necessary for getting vitamin D, a very important nutrient that we all need to stay healthy). And although golf may not be as vigorous as perhaps running or cycling, it is still a good form of physical exercise. 

If You Haven't Already, Make Exercise a Habit. Right Now!

Researchers of a recent study found an association between long-term training and metabolic disease prevention. The theory is that long-term exercise may alter muscular gene activity in a way that could help prevent the development of metabolic health issues such as diabetes and heart disease (conditions that millions of Americans suffer from).

Hula Hoop Your Way To Good Health

Hula hooping is low-impact (so it’s easy on the knees and other joints), fun and only requires one easily storable piece of equipment - a hula hoop! You can hula hoop alone or start some friendly hula hooping competition with your kids, partner or spouse.

Why You May Want To Jump Around

I’ve got the perfect workout for you, and it may even bring back great memories from your childhood. I’m talking about jumping rope.

Four Big Reasons Why You Want a Strong Core

If you need some fitness inspiration in your life, a man named George Hood is your guy! Hood, a 62-year-old marine veteran, recently set a Guinness World Record by holding a plank for eight hours! (Eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact).

Have High Hopes For Your Fitness Goals? Listen to High-Tempo Music!

Apparently, Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg likes to listen to opera music when she works out. That’s an interesting choice. Opera is soothing and relaxing. It doesn’t make me want to get up and move! But I applaud Ginsburg for her commitment to fitness, and she is entitled to listen to whatever music she wants. But a recent study found evidence suggesting that listening to high-tempo music while working out may not only make exercise easier but also more beneficial. 

Exercise Matters. Especially For Your Brain’s “Gray Matter”

Like many people, your New Year’s resolution may be to exercise more. It’s great if your motivation stems from wanting to lose a few pounds and look good in your swimsuit or what have you, but I think it can be even more motivating and empowering if you are aware of what exercise may do for your health.

You Can’t Run From Your Problems, But You May Live Longer If You Run

How many hours would you say you work per week? And then if you have a desk job or a job that involves hours of sitting (such as trucking), as many Americans do, how many hours do you sit per week? Don’t forget to include that time spent on the couch watching your favorite TV shows! Or how many hours you sit per week due to your job commute.

Breakfast May Not Be The Most Important Meal of The Day. Well, At Least Not Before Your Workout

Celebrity trainer and fitness guru Jillian Michaels said you should always eat something before working out. I happen to agree with her. I wrote a blog about how we need micronutrients, including iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamins C and E (just to name a few), in order to fuel our bodies for physical fitness. And, of course, let’s not forget the importance of macronutrients.

Keep Active In Your 60s To Stay A Step Ahead Of Diabetes (And Don’t Forget Nutrition Too!)

I recently read a sobering statistic. Nearly 50 percent of boomers are prediabetic. This means that we have blood sugar levels that are above normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with full-blown type 2 diabetes.

Hitting the Gym After Work? You Might Want to Consider Having a Cup of Coffee First

The Portland Trail Blazers have a game day ritual that may be similar to what you do when you need a pick-me-up -- they have a cup of coffee.

Your Normal Body Weight May Do Little For Your Health, Unless You Get Moving

The following story really says it all. “For the first 37 years of my life, I had always been that girl,” wrote a woman named Danielle Braff, in a report. “It was — *humble brag time* — easy for me. No ice-cream, cake (yes, I have a sweet tooth), or lack of a vigorous workout could make me gain more than a pound or two, which always miraculously seemed to simply fall off when I wasn’t trying.”

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