Building Muscle

 

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”

My Smoldering Metabolism…Can the Fire be Stoked?

 

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?”

Product Review: Fitbit Charge 2

 

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”

Managing Arthritis

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

If you don’t have arthritis yet, it is likely that you may one day have it despite your best efforts. 😞 Continue reading “Managing Arthritis”

Vitamin C and Tissue Repair

“The Word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.” Psalm 18:30

I always thought vitamin C was just about keeping you from getting a cold. It is so much more. Let’s explore how vitamin C is essential for wound and soft tissue repair.

Continue reading “Vitamin C and Tissue Repair”

Oh, My Aching Back (pt 2): The Adventure Continues

“The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41

One month update.

As I sit down today to give an update to my initial post, I have been in physical therapy for one month. From the responses I received Continue reading “Oh, My Aching Back (pt 2): The Adventure Continues”

Don’t Overlook the Importance of Support

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17

Don’t go it alone. People with a support community are twice as likely to reach their goals than those with no support. This applies to all sorts of goals-spiritual, financial, personal but since this is a health blog we will discuss health goals. Continue reading “Don’t Overlook the Importance of Support”

Oh, My Aching Back

Well, if I’m going to do a health blog, I should share the good and the not so good, right? Come with me on my journey. I’ve had major back pain the last two months. Actually, I’ve had it for two years but it has become progressively worse so that now it is impacting how I function. 😩

Apparently, I’m in good company. Lower back pain is very common. Continue reading “Oh, My Aching Back”

Have an Injury Free Workout

So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” Ecclesiastes 9:16

Here are some things to keep in mind when you exercise. Injuries make for a unhappy workout. Injury is the #1 reason people stop being active. Take the necessary precautions and stay safe. Continue reading “Have an Injury Free Workout”

This Needs To Be Non-Negotiable

She girds herself with strength, and strengthens her arms“. Proverbs 31:17

As we have seen in a previous post, a sedentary lifestyle is a health threat that worsens many medical conditions and leads to premature death in both men and women. Hopefully, this fact motivates you to start moving a little more. I have only become a regular exerciser in the last few years. I never really did it before, maybe off and on, because I just don’t like to exercise.😰 I now realize I was foolish in that respect. According to Vonda Wright, (an orthopedic surgeon and director of a program for senior athletes) it is a myth that Continue reading “This Needs To Be Non-Negotiable”

Move As If Your Life Depended On It.

 

“Motivation is a tough nut to crack.” -Jack LaLanne

Being physically inactive is considered a real health threat that leads to premature disability or even death.  They even have a name for it Continue reading “Move As If Your Life Depended On It.”