The article below is from My Fitness Pal, titled “Can You Train Your Body to Burn More Fat?” by Author Aleisha Fetters When you’re exercising for weight loss, what you’re really doing is exercising for fat loss. Seems pretty simple, right? So wouldn’t it be great if you could train your body to burn more fat during your workouts, making yourself into a fat-burning machine? That’s the promise of a whole slew of strategies, from low-carb diets and fasted exercise to making sure that your cardio equipment says you’re in the “fat-burning zone.” But can you really train your body to torch more fat? Yes, but it’s not that
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“I don’t have time to exercise.” How many times have you said that? Or heard someone else say it? It’s the No. 1 excuse for not exercising. And we don’t buy it. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. We all have multiple commitments to other people, often including work. Even in retirement, there’s spending time with family, keeping up the home, fighting traffic, etc. But, as the famous saying goes, “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” How Much Do We Get?
Here’s an interesting illustration of how we generally spend our time on this earth.
Are you afraid of falling?
You might know already that falls are a leading health hazard for people over 65. But you might not realize that you need a well-rounded fitness approach to improve balance. It requires a focus on all the components of functional fitness, including mobility, muscular-skeletal, and cardio-respiratory. “Falling is insidious among older adults and requires a more nuanced approach than training, say, just for strength,” says Christian Thompson, a leading expert in fall prevention and treatment for mature adults. ‘Moving and grooving is complicated’ Christian is a kinesiology professor at the University of San Francisco and owner of a
We need resistance training later in life. Period. That means lifting weights – or using resistance bands or body weight – to grow and maintain muscle mass. Why? Not to look like a bodybuilder. (That’s super-hard and takes a long, long time.) It’s merely the fact that human beings lose muscle mass as we age, and being strong is key to healthy aging. There are so many reasons why it’s not just good for us after 50, but essential. We’ve written about this before, and we could talk about it all day. Sometimes, we do! It’s that important. Here are seven more of the countless reasons why “older” people should be lifting weights.
Fat loss after 50 seems hard to most people. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep a healthy weight through exercise and eating right. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight, statistics show. And numbers are similar in other English-speaking countries. Our metabolisms slow down as we get older. But obesity isn’t caused by reaching a certain age, and it’s not inevitable. Maintaining a healthy weight is important for preventing a range of health problems later in life, from high blood pressure to Type 2 diabetes and more. Whether you’re already active or just wondering why you can’t drop the pounds, we’re here to help you create the right
Exercise to Prevent Falls, and 4 Other Tips to Stay Upright
Falling is a major fear about growing older – and it’s a leading cause of injury and death among mature adults. It’s also a common problem for people who don’t yet consider themselves “old” in the traditional sense. But it is not inevitable. Here are the top five ways to prevent falling, according to fitness, health and aging experts. No. 1: Exercise
The US Preventive Services Task Force couldn’t be clearer: Exercise is the best defense against falling. Merely staying active helps, but exercising more than three hours a week lowers fall risk by 39 percent. Movement includes anything you do