We all know a well-structured and consistent exercise program combined with a healthful diet can help all of us shed unwanted pounds and achieve our ideal body type.
Strength and flexibility are two aspects of health that are important for all seniors, regardless of age or ability level. Being strong and flexible enough to move through a normal range of motion makes daily life easier and more enjoyable. Stronger muscles also support balance and stability, reducing the risk of falling and injury.
Decreasing muscle mass is one cause of belly fat after 50, but regular strength training can help build lean muscle and boost your metabolism.
Diabetes is called a ‘silent killer’ because it doesn’t happen overnight. It is a silent insidious disease that can gradually creep up on you so subtly that you may not notice it is happening. With the increasing proliferation of sugar and sweeteners added to foods, it’s especially hard to avoid added sugars. Many foods that you would never consider as ‘sweet’ have a surprising amount of sugar added. Even something as seemingly minor as ingesting just one soda or fruit juice a day can increase the odds of /*! elementor
According to recent research, one in four adults in the United States alone suffers from a vitamin B12 deficiency. That’s a huge percentage, given that most people think they get enough of the vitamin from meat and dairy.
Staying active is one of the best things you can do to combat age-related muscle loss (aka sarcopenia). It's a common frustration that many older people face: I'm not as strong as I used to be. What gives? Well, it turns out there's a name for it. This age-related muscle loss is called sarcopenia. And, unfortunately, it happens to just about everyone. People lose as much as 5-10 percent of their muscle mass per decade after they hit age 30.