Too old to start (or re-start) weight training? Think again – a recent study quoted in the WSJ states “…strength training helps stave off age-related disability, preserve bone mass in women and even boost brainpower.” That’s 3 great reasons to safely take up weight training – start where you are! Here are the study’s top tips:
Looking for ways to boost your metabolism? Do it naturally with food – eat frequently, have lean protein at every meal, drink water all day long & avoid sugar. Even busy moms or biz travelers can benefit from this healthy “trick”.
Cheers to everyone’s #1 beverage – water! A recent survey by Center for Responsible Nutrition shows that “drinking enough water” is the top health & wellness resolution for Americans in 2015, followed by eating healthy/healthier, getting more physically active, getting more sleep & taking vitamins. Drink up!
Making a clean start for the new year doesn’t have to be difficult – now is a great time to create YOUR strategic plan for the next year. What’s important to remember is to not jump from one extreme to the other, but making one healthy choice at a time and doing the best you can do. A slow transition is more likely to produce a positive long-lasting changes to your health!
Watch how I mix holiday festivities and socializing with a fun workout that keeps my healthy goals on track and doesn’t require any gym time. Easy to get this type of workout in in any environment, and then meet up afterwards with friends or family at the nearby coffee shop for some fun and socialization. No need to isolate yourself away from all the activity, but also no reason to deprive yourself of what you need to be your best healthiest self.
The stairs at the San Diego convention center are 100 high – running up them, with lunges and high leg raises in between, then running sideways down, and doing this routine again a few more times. Awesome and fun workout that has the reward of a hot cup of coffee and friends afterwards!
Between Christmas and New Year’s is a great time to create YOUR strategic plan for the next year. Take some time to write down: 1) WHAT you want (goals – work, family, personal, financial, physical), 2) WHY you want it (purpose) and 3) HOW you are going to get it (action items with deadlines). Hold yourself accountable and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish!