Category Archives: Health

body and mental wellbeing

Lower Limb Muscle Mass & Visceral Fat Mass

Some interesting research with a helpful conclusion: Research Association of lower limb muscle mass and energy expenditure with visceral fat mass in healthy men Shusuke Yagi1*†, Muneyuki Kadota1†, Ken-ichi Aihara2, Koji Nishikawa3, Tomoya Hara1, Takayuki Ise1, Yuka Ueda1, Takashi Iwase1, … Continue reading

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Tips for Fat Busting Meals

Follow these tips for Fat Busting Meals: 1. Avoid grains, including corn. 2. Avoid potatoes and other white foods, like white rice, sugar and salt. 3. Try making protein the focus of each meal. It kicks your metabolism into higher … Continue reading

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Thai Chicken & Noodles

Some have asked if I could add some of my favorite healthy recipes to the Blog. This first effort to link my Evernotes to the site currently lacks printing capabilities. I’ll let you know when it will print. * Update–follow … Continue reading

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Crossfit Fitness Standards

Intro My discussion about senior fitness with Coach Andy Handle of Crossfit Charlotte is still fresh in my mind. He asked what I wanted to get out of Crossfit? I replied that I taught a “SilverSneakers” chair based class for … Continue reading

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Bending The Aging Curve

Dr. Joseph F. Signorile wrote Bending The Aging Curve to help seniors slow the physical decline that can accompany aging. Possibly the most helpful tools are a series of tests that will allow a trainer to assess the clients’ strengths … Continue reading

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Finding the Weakest Link

In my experience, I seldom think about my weakest link until that link fails. Recently I was doing step-ups with dumbbells in my hands preparing for a backpacking trip into the Grand Canyon. It was surprising to find that before … Continue reading

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Keep Moving

As we plan for this new year, I’m sure that most at least consider our fitness goals for the New Year. No I’m not talking about getting a sleek body to show off a tan at the beach next summer. … Continue reading

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Pills and Ills

The other night I was taking my bedtime pills – 2 Tylenol, and 2 much smaller ones. This time I took them with a fiber drink that had already started to thicken. Apparently they were not all down when I … Continue reading

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Back to New Balance (Shoes)

After years of running in New Balance shoes, I damaged both my feet on a long training run while preparing for my second marathon. Early in the morning I laced my shoes tight (thinking that would keep them tied) and … Continue reading

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