Exercise Basics

Strength Training: When It’s One Thing AND Another

What are you trying to do when you strength train?  Get stronger, of course!  Many of us imagine our muscles growing, our bodies becoming more defined, and becoming able to leap over tall buildings.  All these things can happen (except for the tall buildings part).  But how does it work?  Can understanding how you get…

Exercise Basics

Eating Your Fitness Vegetables

I am sure most of us have been told to eat our vegetables first.  Then you can have dessert.  Dessert becomes the reward for slogging through what may not be as tasty to us, even though we know we should eat those nutrient-dense items.  In the long run, this is a good strategy.  It also…

Exercise Basics

The Yin and Yang of Short Workouts

These days, we are in a different situation.  Many of us are trying to work out a different schedule, and are probably pretty stressed out.  Perhaps taking care of our health has slipped a bit.    Has the desire to exercise and eat healthy foods gone on the back burner?  Is getting to the gym…

Movement

Oh no! Inevitable Loss of Muscle (Sarcopenia) as We Age?

Is this another case of “it’s always something” to worry about?  Can we not have some good news in these troubled times?  In an attempt to stop anyone going into anxiety and depression over this, let’s say this… It does happen, but it is good to be informed about how it happens, so that there…

Movement

Power Fidgeting…The Key to Weight Loss and Health?

Ever hear or read that people who have a fidgeting habit tend to be more lean?  Have an easier time losing weight?  May even be healthier?  Let’s take a close look at fidgeting.  Does it help you reach the often recommended guidelines for exercising moderately 150 minutes a week?  By the way, that guideline is…

Mindset

Slay Sluggish Motivation

Ever sit there on the couch or a comfy recliner and wonder where your get-up-and-go went?  Here I am not talking about the instances where you flop down after a hard day’s work which involved some physical exercise that has left you needing a rest.  It’s more like for those times when maybe several days,…