Impact Exercise and Bone Density

We are often told that weight bearing activities help prevent osteoporosis or bone loss. But, I know a few women who perform weight bearing activities regularly and have osteopenia or osteoporosis! So, it appears for some, it can’t be prevented.  Your bone mass density is subject to factors like genetics, lifestyle, hormones and nutrition. Even if itContinue reading “Impact Exercise and Bone Density”

Cedars-Sinai Investigators Develop More Accurate Measure of Body Fat

For years I’ve been frustrated by the use of BMI (Body Mass Indicator) as an indicator of body fat, although my industry continues to use it. BMI measures a person’s height and weight and draws conclusions from that. It’s not an accurate means of determining ones body fat level. There are many other factors. InContinue reading “Cedars-Sinai Investigators Develop More Accurate Measure of Body Fat”

8 digital resources to consider

Being healthy takes effort. Every. Single. Day. Some of those healthy behaviors are harder to manage than others. Fortunately there are digital resources that can help! Check out the few I’ve discovered and determine whether they may be of interest. Eat Slowly Do you find yourself gulping down food in a matter of 2 orContinue reading “8 digital resources to consider”

Sedentary, 65 and older? It’s never too late to start a physical activity program!

Over the age of 65, and sedentary, but want to start a structured physical activity program? Here are a few steps to safely begin a program and incorporate fitness into your life. Educate yourself on the weekly amount of structured activity needed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention individuals 65 and olderContinue reading “Sedentary, 65 and older? It’s never too late to start a physical activity program!”