10,000 steps a day has been the “gold standard” daily step target for people seeking weight loss for years. Everyone from the “Biggest Loser” screamers to your doctor and even your FitBit have told you to get your “10K a day” in. But lots of “10k-ers” are still fat. Maybe there’s more to this… Wouldn’t… Continue reading Ten Thousand Steps A Day And You’re Still Fat
Granny and gramps get smarter when they go hardcore at the gym. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. What’s true, though, is that McMaster University researchers have found that high-intensity workouts give older adults a measurable memory boost. But if they want the benefits, they’ll need to go hard. Intensity is critical, according to… Continue reading Senior Memory Improves With High-Intensity Exercise
It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. The findings, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggest that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere,… Continue reading Get Fitter by Taking the Stairs: Study
A word or two on cardio For what seems like a million years, we’ve been told that “cardio” will make us lean and healthy. Doctors told us our cardiovascular health depended on it. Pop-culture magazines touted “walk the weight off” programs that were easy-peasy. Steady state, low-impact, low-intensity cardio was what we all needed to… Continue reading The Fools on the Treadmills…
“What should I do on my off days?” It’s a question I get quite often from athletes and clients. It doesn’t matter if the training program is for athletic development or fat loss/physique improvement, everyone has to have some off days. Recovery is important. But so is the feeling of making progress and staying on… Continue reading Do You Even Walk, Bro?
In our hustle and bustle society, family health is often pushed out of the picture. This is in spite of the massive rise of organized youth sports, “health clubs” springing up like weeds and a never-ending flow of information about food and nutrition. Visits to the fitness center and scheduled sports practices have largely replaced… Continue reading 5 1/2 Ways to Make Your Family Healthier