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Shaping Up for Spring Workouts
3月 20, 2017
In many parts of the country, spring is on its way and winter is in the rearview mirror. And even if you’re still dealing with snow and cold temps, more sunshine and daylight, along with and periodic warmer days, can inspire spring fever. As you anticipate spring, now is the time to scrutinize your workout program and nutrition plan in preparation for shorts, sleeveless tops and eventually, swimsuits.
Fight Fat After 40
3月 15, 2017
Ask anyone over 40 if it’s more challenging to monitor their weight, fitness and health than when they were in their 20s and 30s, and chances are, you’ll find plenty of consensus. While it happens little by little, day by day, aging seems to creep up on us and catch us unaware.
That’s not to say that everyone ages poorly, or that it’s all bad news. Certainly, getting older is inevitable, and genetics are influential, but there’s a lot you can do to maintain your health and fitness, and your attitude plays a role as well.
A common request of health and fitness professionals is how to fight fat after 40, as this seems to be the decade when undesirable physical changes become more noticeable.
Here we examine the common physiological and psychological changes that take place as we age beyond 40, and then offer valuable recommendations on minimizing health declines and weight gain.
Common Effects of Aging
- Skin and hair – It’s no surprise that skin loses its elasticity, is more dry and wrinkles. Hair also thins, loses pigment (grays) and can fall out.
- Bones – Bones lose mineral content and become less dense and weaker.