When I started going to a gym regularly and lifting weights, I remember thinking: I don't want to bulk up. I simply want to be a little bit stronger. Would I bulk up, like the Incredible Hulk? What benefits would weight training, or resistance training, give me? Why should I do this? And how did this fit into my health goals? As I wondered about all these questions about women and weight … [Read more...] about Women and Weight Training: Will I Bulk Up?
Sometimes the doctor delivers a diagnosis and says we must make changes now, or else. And other times, we simply know we need to do some things differently to improve our health. But maybe it's hard to get moving in the right direction. Changing how we eat feels burdensome. And starting an exercise routine seems overwhelming. So we procrastinate. Because it all seems so big. But guess … [Read more...] about Take Small Steps to Create Habits
Let's get moving. If we want to age well, it's an imperative. But with the daily demands of work and home, fitting in a workout seemingly can be difficult. However, studies have shown that even 10 minutes of physical activity at a time can add up to big benefits. The key is, well, to just do it. The how and when of moving more ultimately rests with you, but by moving regularly you'll be … [Read more...] about Get Moving if You Want to Age Well
Everyday technology can be used to help us improve our personal health. Yes, there's an app for that. Several apps, actually. And it can be overwhelming to figure out which ones are worthwhile to use. I haven't tried them all, but I do have several that work for me. The list below includes only ones that I use daily or very frequently to help me specify my goals and then track my … [Read more...] about Set Goals and Track Progress with Apps
As we prepare to flip the calendar, are you making some resolutions for a new year? Maybe you're beating yourself up a bit for dropping last year's resolutions faster than the ball fell in Times Square. But certainly you made progress in some areas, didn't you? Are you ready to go even further in the new year? Then ditch the resolutions altogether. Create a lifestyle. Do you want to … [Read more...] about Resolutions? Forget Those and Create a Lifestyle
What would it look like to meet your fitness goals this summer? Fitting in time to take care of us and meet our fitness goals sometimes can prove challenging in the summer. With changing routines, family vacations, and warmer weather, who has time to fit in us? But we don't have to give up completely on our vision of being fit and healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … [Read more...] about 12 Ways to Meet Your Fitness Goals this Summer