RESISTANCE TRAINING IS KEY!

I split my exercise roughly 50:50 between resistance (strength) training and aerobic (brisk walking; treadmill; elliptical).  Usually 4 days/week, 2 sessions of each kind of exercise. Another study shows the importance of resistance training (RT) A High-Protein Diet With Resistance Exercise Training Improves Weight Loss and Body Composition in Overweight and Obese Patients With …

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Say “NO!” to holiday calories; “YES!” to dropping a pant size! Some tips…

Worried about going up a pant size or two this holiday season? Here are a few tips to make this season healthy and guilt-free: –Stay active, and enjoy this season’s activities with loved ones. Find a buddy you can stay active with/or check in with. –Weight yourself daily: tracking progress is …

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Standing desks for kids, too!

Sitting is very unhealthy.  A new study shows that first graders who have standing desks in school burn more calories, particularly the heavier kids, compared to standard sitting desks: Students in the treatment group burned 17% more calories than did those in the control group… Within the subset of participants …

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RESISTANCE TRAINING

Resistance training = strength training helps build muscles, which burn calories, and increase your metabolic rate.  Particularly for older women, strength training may also help maintain bone mass.  More bone + more muscle may mean fewer falls, and fewer bone fractures. You don’t need weights or even a gym membership.  …

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The joys of being active!

Earlier this month, I did something I would never have done when heavier (see 1st photo).  I took a trip with National Geographic Expeditions, to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.  We biked in Hue Vietnam and Siem Reap Cambodia; kayaked in Halong Bay, Vietnam, and hiked in Luang Prabang in Laos. …

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