Men: it’s never too late to get fit!

A study of elderly male Veterans showed that better fitness predicted lower death rates. Not only that, if a man INCREASED his fitness during follow-up, good things followed: Unfit individuals who improved their fitness status with serial testing had a 35% lower mortality risk … compared with those who remained …

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I eat a lot of fiber

High fiber diets cause me to feel full with fewer calories.  New studies show a high fiber diet: is associated with a significantly reduced risk of total death, including cardiovascular mortality and deaths from infectious and respiratory diseases. Here are some high fiber foods: Beans Whole grains, brown rice Fruits …

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WHAT AM I GOING TO DO FOR EASTER?

Easter, Passover, Thanksgiving, family reunion, birthday party…  So many tempting food choices that are bad for us. What to do??? I will explain to my hosts in advance that I am trying to lose/maintain weight, and therefore I will bring my food with me.  I don’t want to offend them; the truth is …

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Real men eat beans, greens, and rice

I’m not vegetarian.  But I eat lots of plants!  1/2 – 1 lb of green veggies with every lunch and dinner.  Mike Tyson and Bill Clinton have lost tons of weight by eating a plant-based diet. Fish or skinless chicken are my usual sources of protein.  But the other day …

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Hamstring stretches

Many overweight folks have back problems.  Stretching the hamstrings can help relieve some of the pressure on the back.  Check out the video from Duke University on stretching.

More about vitamin D

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A nice article about vitamin D in the NY Times. Studies indicate that the effects of a vitamin D deficiency include an elevated risk of developing (and dying from) cancers of the colon, breast and prostate; high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease; osteoarthritis; and immune-system abnormalities that can result in …

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