Food is a hot topic. Or a hot dish (people from Minnesota will understand). At the BlogHer Food conference in Austin, Texas, we learned about recipes, kitchen tips, food security, writing skills, food photography & more. And we ate! And we learned. Then we ate some more.
Need motivation to get moving now that it’s summer? Whether you are a baby boomer, woman of a certain age, or one day plan to be such, please enjoy the following Fun Fit Facts and Stats. You’ll be ready to lace up your workout shoes once you read this post. For instance, did you know that for every hour you walk you extend your lifespan by ….
Recently Alexandra and I attended and spoke at the IDEA Personal Training Institute. One of the many stellar sessions we attended was Professor Len Kravitz’s talk “Stress, Obesity, and Cortisol.” He offered key insights on stress and fat collecting — the collection we don’t want to inherit, pay too much for, nor store for posterity (in posteriors).
Exercise, Food, Weight Loss & Menopause (and Water for People): Notes From the IDEA Personal Trainer Institute:
What are some of the important upcoming fitness trends? What does the latest research indicate is the “best” way to get and stay healthy? Can someone really give you a cold or are you taking the cold from them? And what do menopause and HIIT have in common?
After 3 decades each teaching fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages, Alexandra and I have had posed to us a lot of interesting fitness questions. As you might suspect, people all over the world have similar concerns and workout goals. And many of the questions repeat. Over time, generations, and borders. Over and over.
Can you guess which questions are the most common?
Small steps lead to big changes! Even a 5 minute walk triggers a bunch of benefits. So open up your front door and get your groove on as you move on! Plus get a peek at the world’s CUTEST DOG EVER IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE
What can you do to crank up your metabolism so you burn more calories and lose weight faster and easier? Well, since you can’t change your parents, height, age or gender (easily), the best method is to …
You’ve been diligent all year about exercising and eating healthfully. And now the holidays are creeping up faster than your heart rate monitor. How do you stay trimmer than a decorated tree and less stuffed than a turkey come Thanksgiving? Follow our 7 Healthful Tips to Avoid the Thanksgiving Food Trap.
Lunges are the second-most popular exercise (after squats) for toning the glutes, lower body and core, plus they’re great for improving balance. But how do you know if you’re doing them effectively? The BEST way to do lunges is to…
So what can we do to reverse the obesity trend and stay at a healthy weight? If you are running to the answer of “eat a healthy diet and exercise” you are mostly right. But diet and exercise are not enough. We must also recognize 3 other, sneaky factors that cause weight gain.