Healthy and Fit Over 40

Archive - July 2014

Fight Weight Gain Over 40

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Now that you’re over 40 have you noticed that your weight is slowly creeping up even though you haven’t changed your eating habits and are working out? Blame it on a slower metabolism which burns fewer calories each day as you age. Your metabolic rate (the rate at which your body burns calories) slows down 5 percent for every 10 years after...

Prevent Aging with Exercise

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Now that you’ve hit your 40s, 50s, 60s or 70s do you think that it’s too late to get healthy and fit? Well, think again! Studies show that people past the age of 40 can benefit from exercise even if they weren’t active in their younger years. A study published in Circulation, following more than 4200 men and women over 10 years, shows that...

Your Nutrition Over 40

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As you get older proper nutrition becomes more important and you need to approach each decade with the proper fuel to live a healthy and fit life. Important Nutrients in Your 40s Fiber: Consuming fiber, particularly water-soluble fiber has been linked to a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Some types of soluble fiber may help lower...

You Are Not Too Old to Lead a Healthy and Fit Life

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Recently, as I was watching TV and channel surfing (no DVR for me; I like the surprise of what’s happening just around the corner. It could be a sitcom, a mystery or something else entirely!), I noticed that on those channels that aired programming that attracts Baby Boomers and Generation X (Brady Bunch, Cheers anyone?), there weren’t too...