Mother of two. Personal trainer. Fitness is about determination, not age.
Understanding the Aging Brain
My grandfather, who lived to be ninety-four, always insisted that the secret of a long and lucid life was to keep active, interested, and busy. When he was about 40, he wrote a letter to his local newspaper expressing some trenchant opinions about the current state of the economy. Fifty-four years later, just before he died, he was still sharing his opinion through social media outlets like Facebook about dogs, Notre Dame football, millennials, and all the myriad other subjects that caught his far-ranging attention. He may have been ninety-four, but his mind had remained supple and young.
Summer Workout Risks
Most of us revel in exercise outdoors during the summer, but the blissful hot weather also heralds some seasonal summer workout risks. High smog levels, sunscreens that slide off during sweaty exercise, dehydration, and the aggravation of allergies are enough to make the most ardent fresh-air lover retreat to an air-conditioned health club. However, gloomy indoor gyms are not the only option to get fit and beat the heat. Here is a collection of new developments to help stay cool and healthy during your summer workouts, as well as the basic precautions to keep in mind as you slip on your joggers and hit the open road.
Best Running Shoes for Women
Whether you're taking advantage of the warm weather or looking to stay active, you've decided to take up a new hobby—running! Running is one of the best full-body cardio exercises that really gets your body into tip-top, healthy shape. You’ve never run before? No worries! It’s easy to start with great programs like Couch to 5k, finding your own personal trainer, or checking out Runner Click. Starting a running group with some of your friends is a great motivator for your new favorite hobby.
Dental Care Tips
Statistics show that a person with a healthy mouth and gums is more likely to have better overall health than a person with even a minor oral problem. Although clinical research on the effects that certain foods have on teeth and gums isn't concrete, one thing is perfectly clear: Plaque is the enemy and the best way to beat it is with thorough brushing and flossing.