It’s been shown that it’s never too late to start exercising. So I started. It’s been a while now and I was putting the effort in, but I wasn’t seeing much of a difference.
I’ve been working out regularly with dumbbells. I’m eating healthy food and avoiding junk food. I don’t see many muscles, I don’t really even feel that much stronger. But I still keep working at it. I want to build muscle to counter age related muscle loss, boost my metabolism and recover my bone density.
What am I doing wrong? Now I know. Continue reading “Building Muscle”
What is Protein?
Previously, we discussed why protein is important for our metabolism. As promised, we’re going to dive in a little deeper to explore protein and why we should care about it.
Protein is one of the important nutrients our body needs to Continue reading “Protein: Why, How Much and Risks”
Whether you’re a man or woman, one morning you may wake up and think, “Where did my metabolism go?” Has the fire gone out? Is it even possible to get the smoldering ashes to burn again? or is it an inevitable part of aging?
I recently had that conversation with myself. Continue reading “My Smoldering Metabolism…Can the Fire be Stoked?”
I’ve had my Fitbit for about 4 months now, so I thought I’d let you know how it was working out. Perhaps you are considering a fitness tracker. Should you bother getting one?
The Charge 2 tracks activities, health and food. You set your own goals and it will remind you to meet them and cheers you on when you do. Continue reading “Product Review: Fitbit Charge 2”
Making healthier choices is about motivation. Maybe it’s about healthier eating, losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising more, praying more, being more positive, more thankful, etc. The list can go on.
Here 3 motivation polls. Whether or not you are motivated to make healthier changes, share what makes you tick. No one will know, it’s anonymous. Continue reading “What’s Your Motivation?”
Did you know that most people report gaining about 5 pounds during the holiday season, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day?
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine states that poundage is over estimated. Continue reading “Holiday/Winter Weight Gain. Let’s Avoid It.”
Some people have low bone mass even at their peak which is roughly age 30. What factors can cause this? How does it affect your bones and their future?
1/2 of your total body calcium stores are made during puberty. Dietary and lifestyle habits are important at this age!
Did you know men can have low bone density as well? It just happens to women earlier.
Your body is building bone during childhood, through the teenage years and Continue reading “Your Habits When You’re Young Put Your Bones at Risk When You’re Older”
“You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.” Matthew 23:23
What is Cumin?
Cumin seeds are yellow-brown, nutty, peppery seeds. A part of the parsley family, it is similar to but stronger than caraway. It is usually ground into a powder.
Don’t confuse Continue reading “Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum)”
As I get older, it is more difficult to manage weight. Do you have this problem too? This can be due to inactivity, hormones, illness, slower metabolism, medications or other reasons.
For lasting weight management, whether it be losing weight or maintaining it, DON’T DIET. Continue reading “Weight Management Morsels”
“It is useless to get up early and stay up late in order to earn a living. God takes care of his own, even while they sleep.” Psalm 127:2
Sleep is truly an amazing thing. I had no idea so much went on while our head was on the pillow. Again I find myself sitting here thinking, “Holy cow.” I can’t help but wonder how someone can say we are not intelligently designed.
Healthy adequate sleep is essential to good health. We need Continue reading “Does Sleep Really Matter?”
In my previous arthritis post, I mentioned strategies like losing weight, drinking water to keep joints hydrated, an anti-inflammatory diet and exercise. Let’s look at some herbs and supplements that hold promise in reducing the pain and/or inflammation of arthritis. Continue reading “Arthritis Herbs and Supplements”