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”
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?”
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”
“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”
“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”
“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”
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”
Hot flashes seem to be the most agonizing, if not most complained about symptom during menopause, or at least the one women care about the most. There are many other symptoms but none so visible. The most common symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, joint pain, sleep problems, night sweats, memory lapses, bone loss and weight gain. You may have read the post regarding bio identical hormone replacement and decided it’s not for you. What else can be done? I have compiled a list Continue reading “What If I Don’t Want HRT? Natural Remedies For Your Symptoms”
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”
“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”
“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.”