Fitness

The Benefits of Exercising on an Elliptical Trainer

Strengthen the Cardiovascular System, Get a Total Body Workout and Burn Lots of Calories.  These are the benefits of exercising on an Elliptical Trainer. Exercising on an elliptical greatly reduces excessive pressure on the joints while providing for a beneficial cardiovascular workout. In addition to exercising the heart, the elliptical works the muscles in the… Continue reading The Benefits of Exercising on an Elliptical Trainer

Whole Health

How to Lose a Pound of Body Weight

A person wanting to lose weight needs to burn more calories than are consumed, simple equation.  However metabolism, the rate at which an individual burns calories to maintain their bodily functions, also has an impact.  Metabolism differs from person to person.  It depends on muscle mass, activity level, height, and the sex of the individual. To lose… Continue reading How to Lose a Pound of Body Weight

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Get Strong – Stay Young!

Feeling older and tired and worn out at the end of the day? Losing strength over the years? Is there fat where muscle used to be? Are you eating less, but still experiencing weight gain? As we progress past the age of forty, we begin to lose muscle mass.  This is called SARCOPENIA, and as a… Continue reading Get Strong – Stay Young!

Seniors, Whole Health

Exercise for the Aging Population

What type of exercise is recommended for the aging population?  Aerobic exercise improves oxygen consumption and metabolism.  Maintaining aerobic fitness during middle age and beyond can delay biological aging by up to 12 years and prolong independence during old age. A study in an issue of JAMA reports that walking two (2) miles a day reduced the… Continue reading Exercise for the Aging Population