According to the CDC, over 70 percent of adults over 20 are either overweight or obese. Percentage of body fat typically increases dramatically with age. By age 75, it can be double what it was during young adulthood. Extra weight can increase the risk for diseases like type 2 diabetes,
Tag: aerobic training
Deciding which exercise is best for weight loss can be a dilemma for anyone who doesn’t already play a sport or exercise regularly. The very fact that we may be hunting for an answer to that question acknowledges that we want to accomplish our weight loss goal as quickly as
A new study shows you can decrease body fat while increasing muscle mass, strength and endurance – without killing yourself at the gym six days per week! The key is to perform “non-activity” exercise without equipment.
How long has it been since you changed your exercise routine?
a. Three months
b. Six months
c. One year
d. It’s been so long, you can’t remember
If your answer is a, b, c, or d, it’s probably time to re-evaluate and update your exercise program, especially the strength training component.
Why? Because the demands
Regular Exercise May Also Keep Your Speech Skills in Good Shape
If you ever struggle to find the right word—the feeling that the word you’re searching for is right on the tip of your tongue—you may want to lace up your sneakers and get moving. The words you’re looking for may,
You’ve read the recommendations of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in Chapter 2 and learned how to fuel your activity in Chapter 4, now it’s time to explore some exercise routines to get you started on the road to a longer, healthier life.
As discussed in detail in Chapter 2,
There are lots of good reasons to move more and sit less. The best type of exercise varies from person to person, based on your individual goals and abilities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issues physical activity guidelines based on the latest scientific information. The most recent
Decades of scientific evidence have made clear two important health and fitness issues: 1) At some point—probably in our mid-30s—we begin to lose muscle mass, muscle strength, and muscle function if we don’t engage in a program of strength training that involves all of the body’s major muscle groups. 2)
There is not a “one-size-fits-all” program of aerobic fitness. Instead, dozens of methods and combinations of methods have been proven effective.
The key is to find a program that works for you, one that takes into consideration your age, health status, physical condition, personality, fitness goals, and living circumstances. This chapter