Fitness is truly for people of all ages and perhaps benefits seniors the most. Exercise is essential to everyone, including those in the over-50 crowd. Not only can having a regular workout routine keep you physically fit it can actually reverse some of the maladies caused by aging. You may be pleasantly surprised at how much better you feel and how sharp your mind becomes, simply by adding a few minutes of exercise each day.
Fitness related articles
Are you a good judge of how hard you’re exercising? According to a recent study, many people aren’t. It turns out a number of people overestimate how hard they’re working. What’s the best way to prevent this? Monitor your exercise intensity. This article discusses various ways to do that.
Does your abdominal workout consist of endless crunches and crunch variations? For most people, that’s not enough to get abdominal definition. This article discusses the importance of taking a balanced approach to abdominal training and what this involves.
Push-ups – there’s more than one way to do them. However you choose to do them, make sure you’re using proper form. This article discusses push-up variations and how to get the most out of this bodyweight exercise.
Joint health becomes more of an issue after the age of 40. What role does exercise playing in preventing joint problems due to osteoarthritis? Find out the role exercise plays in keeping your joint healthy and how to get the benefits.
During exercise your brain tries to protect you from pushing too hard. It has your best interests in mind, but sometimes pushing a little past those brain signals that tell you to stop can lead to greater fitness gains. Learn how your brain deceives you during exercise and how you can maximize your fitness gains by developing mental toughness.
Muscle loss becomes a serious problem as we age. A driving force behind loss of muscle tissue is anabolic resistance. Find out what anabolic resistance is, how it can impact your health later in life and what you can do about it.
Kids are less active than they were 30 years ago. This is at least partially contributing to the obesity epidemic. A new study looked at inactivity in kids – how sedentary they are, whether sports participation is increasing and more. Find out what this study shows about physical fitness among kids.
You probably already know that you need to overload your muscles to get them to grow but that overload can come in a variety of forms. This article discusses the concept of overload and different strategies for increasing muscle size and avoiding plateaus.