Everyone benefits from exercise and physical activity. Studies show that exercise is safe for people of all age groups. In fact, in older adults, the benefits of exercise far outweigh any possible risks.Research suggests that exercise and physical activity can help older people maintain or partly restore strength, balance, flexibility and endurance—the four areas vital to staying healthy and independent.Exercise can help one feel better and enjoy life more. Check with your physician first before becoming physically active.
Nutrition Bars…or Candy Bars?
"If you’re running a marathon or embarking on a rigorous three-day hike, there may be a place for more traditional energy bars with high calorie and carbohydrate counts, but for most of us, who are just boarding a plane or bouncing between meetings, an apple or handful of nuts is a much better option".
Do you eat protein bars? If so - when?
Some great advice form @Jon Goodman master trainer and all around good guy on the draw backs on low calorie foods. Not always good for you.
The 3 Biggest Problems With Low Calorie Food
1.Calories are energy. So low calorie means low energy. For busy active people, calories are a must as long as they are nutrient dense.
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You heard me, just ditch it! So many of us become addicted to getting on the scale every morning to judge what we ate the day before, or for some of us maybe to shame ourselves for not getting to the gym. For many stepping on the scale daily can sabotage your healthy lifestyle efforts.
If the number on your scale won't budge then read on for an explanation: Possibility #1: You're Not Eating Enough CaloriesThis only happens in cases of severe calorie restriction, so don't take it as a license to eat whatever you'd like. When you're trying to drop a few pounds by eating next to nothing, it actually counteracts your efforts.
Myth: Muscle turns into fat. Fact: As people age they tend to become “flabbier” due to loss of muscle tissue and increases in body fat. As muscle is lost the body needs fewer calories to maintain the same weight. Additionally, many people decrease their daily activity as they age. This further reduces calorie requirements. If people continue to consume calories at their old rate, the extra calories are stored as fat. Regardless of appearance, muscle never transforms into fat.