When I found this quote it just really made me appreciate my life even more. I had such an energized workout this morning and I feel good and yes it is Monday. I hope you all enjoy your Monday.
Exercise can lead to better eating:
Not only can exercising with a better diet help someone control their weight, increased physical activity in itself can help someone make better eating choices, according to a study from a Harvard University expert.
A review of past research by neurology professor Miguel Alonso.
Alonso shows that physical activity can help in diet control in a few different ways.
~For one, he said, exercise improves a person’s awareness of being full. This means someone is less likely to overeat during meals, and that awareness can also have longer-term effects on how a person responds to being around food, the study showed.
As well, the study said past research has shown exercise creates more connections in the prefrontal part of the brain.
This improves cognitive functions, including the ability to suppress impulsive eating urges.
In other words, physical activity “can help us to resist the many temptations that we are faced with everyday in a society where food, especially hyper-caloric food, is more and more omnipresent,” Alonso said in a statement.
He added that “physical exercise seems to encourage a healthy diet, treatment of obesity is more successful and the diet is adhered to in the long run.”
Alonso said his findings reinforce the importance of public policy that promotes participation in sports and exercise through things including urban planning, the availability of sporting facilities and education.
~weights~ credit to google images.
I do agree that physical exercise of any kind does help you with your eating habits. I am so grateful to have the stamina to be at the GYM for 6:00 this morning. Great Workout!
Enjoy your day! I hope the sun is shining in your world.
“Morally considered, laughter is next to the Ten Commandments.”
VANCOUVER, BC, May 6, 2012 – Today under spectacular sunshine, the 41st annual BMO Vancouver Marathon wowed runners with two new world-class point-to-point routes. Runners experienced coastal mountain views, the coveted Stanley Park Seawall, iconic landmarks and were cheered on by spectators lining both courses. ~Vancouver Sun Newspaper~
My Brother, Denis ran his 4th Half Marathon–13 miles/21 km.
Needless to say our family is so proud of you Denis. YOU Rock!
My brother looks like he is getting his “game face” on.
Denis said:I better
year because the race
will fall on my birthday
and it will be my 5th half
on the 5th day of the 5th
month and I’ll be 55!
WE all look forward to your birthday next year as we know you will be running once again. Good for YOU!
Now’s the time to get vigilant about heart health, suggests a new study.
It found that if your ticker’s in good shape in your mid-50s (you don’t have high blood pressure or diabetes and don’t smoke), you’re far less likely to die of a heart attack in old age.
The study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, examined more than 255,000 people aged 45, 55, 65 and 75, and found that a 55-year-old woman with no risk factors was 14 percent less likely to die of a heart attack before 80.
Bottom line: Good lifestyle choices now will pay off in the long run.
Cook from scratch, watch your portion size and stay active now to make sure your heart will stay healthy for a long time.
“There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”
The Health Benefits of Walking:
Wondering which workout works best?
It may just be walking! Walking is a fantastic all-around aerobic exercise, and one of the most available — and least expensive — workout options out there.
It doesn’t require an expensive gym or a personal trainer, and you can do it anytime, anywhere!
The American Council on Exercise says walking is likely the best way to get active and stay healthy.
After following 13,000 people for over eight years, they found that those who walked 30 minutes a day had a significantly lower risk of premature death than those who rarely exercised. Their advice?
Start slowly and build up from there. Even five minutes a day is better than nothing!
Now you may know that walking helps your heart and reduces your waistline, but did you know it also cuts your cancer risk?
Researchers say a half an hour of walking per day can keep cancer at bay, or increase the survival odds of those who get cancer. Why?
Those who walk on a regular basis are much less likely to be obese, and obesity is a major risk factor for many types of cancer, including breast cancer.
So, instead of thinking of your daily walk as “just exercise,” think of it as a gift you’re giving yourself and your family — the gift of a long and healthy life! Doesn’t that just make you want to go put on your walking shoes right now? Sounds like a good idea!
Here are few secrets on how to get your walking workout started on the right foot:
- Get good shoes: Go to a shoe store and have new walking shoes professionally fitted. There are so many brands and models available — they can help you find the perfect fit for your unique feet!
- Ease into it: Start slowly! Gradually increase your pace and distance until you reach your ultimate goal, rather than overdoing it and getting injured right from the start.
- Pace Yourself: Shoot for a pace that allows you to carry on a conversation without being winded. If you can’t chat, you’re going too fast! (Get a walking buddy to help with this — and you can keep each other motivated, too!)
- Pay attention to form: Keep your head erect, back straight, and your abdomen flat. Land on the heel of your foot and roll forward to push off on the ball of your foot. Swing your arms freely at your side! If you find yourself getting sore after your walks, it may be your gait. If it continues, talk to your doctor or a physical therapist about how to correct it.
- Stay hydrated: Aim to drink at least 8 to 12 ounces of water every 30 minutes while walking.
- Challenge Yourself: Look for terrain that includes some variations! You’ll burn more energy walking up and down hills than on flat ground. But if you’re having trouble catching your breath, slow down and avoid hills until you increase your ability.
Aim for at least 20 minutes a day and you’ll be well on your way to a longer, healthier life! It’s as easy as that!
~Source: . www.DeniseAustin.com
Practicing healthy habits throughout your life is ideal, but it’s never too late to reap the benefits of taking good care of yourself, even as you get older.
Here are some healthy aging tips that are good advice at any stage of life:
- Stay physically active with regular exercise.
- Stay socially active with friends and family and within your community.
- Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet — dump the junk food in favor of fiber-rich, low-fat, and low-cholesterol eating.
- Don’t neglect yourself: Regular check-ups with your doctor, dentist, and optometrist are even more important now.
- Take all medications as directed by your doctor.
- Limit alcohol consumption and cut out smoking.
- Get the sleep that your body needs.
Finally, taking care of your physical self is vital, but it’s important that you tend to your emotional health as well.
Reap the rewards of your long life, and enjoy each and every day. Now is the time to savor good health and happiness.
Imagine middle age without the dreaded spread
If you’re physically active throughout early adulthood, you can look forward to a slimmer waist and a trimmer body in midlife than your couch-potato cousin.
For women it typically means your waistline’s 1.5 inches smaller and your body’s 13.4 pounds slimmer.
Guys wind up with 5.7 pounds lighter, with waists 1.2 inches smaller.
All it takes, according to a new study, is moderate to vigorous exercise for 150 minutes a week—30 minutes a day, with two days off. I prefer to be active at least 5-6 days per week. I am committed to my Gym workouts 3 days a week and am there for 60-90 minutes. On the other days I love to go for walks.
Not a jock when you were younger? No worries. Start now. After only two months of strength training (three 40-minute sessions a week, including warm-ups), women 65 to 75 can recover a decade of muscle loss, and men can recover two decades.
Here’s how to get started:
- Find your true motivation. To stick with a plan, ask yourself why you want to get moving. To look better? Ease aches? Get stronger? Enjoy more years with the grandkids? Now hold that thought.
It is so important to find what really inspires you to get moving. Any activity is better than none. I can’t say it enough on how much better it is for our health as we get older to do some kind of exercise.
2. Start slow. Overdoing it early invites strains and injuries.
Never try to compete with anybody else. I use the weights that I know are good for my body and because I had injuries from a car accident my body reminds me not to overdo it.
3. Match activities to your personality. Love being sociable? Sign up for Zumba classes. Like moving at your own pace but don’t trust yourself to stick with it? Schedule exercise dates with a friend or your grandchild or spring for a trainer. I enjoy going to the Gym with my daughter, with her working it is not always possible to share our workouts. On average I choose to go on my own.
Then buy a full–length mirror to admire the results.
Source: (The YOU Docs, Mehmet Oz, and Mike Roizen)
“Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.”
MY 100th Post today!!!!!
I want to thank my Man for his love, kindness and support. I appreciate you. I admire you. I love you long time!!
This Photo was taken while my Hubby and our Son were on a road trip together. He was doing the sign language, “I love you” so our son could send me this picture. Touched my heart.
Who says you can’t enjoy fresh blueberries before the summer months? Or that you have to put cranberries away after turkey season? I enjoy blueberries all year round and especially when they are good for memory as we age. Why not eat them?
Squeezing more berries into your diet (think homemade cranberry sauce, blueberry breakfast smoothies and no-sugar added blackberry jam) will help keep you sleek and slim.
Berries are loaded with anthocyanins, phytonutrients that are believed to aid with muscle repair and may reduce muscle fatigue, too-a recent study found desk-bound people who ate black currants had less shoulder stiffness.
As a rule, the darker the berry, the more potent the anthocyanins. And in the hierarchy of healthy fruits, cranberries, blueberries and raspberries reign supreme, with some of the highest levels around.
1. Blueberries are packed with antioxidant power. The resveratrol found in blueberries may help prevent macular degeneration, a disease of the retina and the leading cause of blindness in people older than 65, according to vision researchers at Washington University School of medicine in St. Louis.