Fitness Articles

Extra-Meaty Veggie Chili

This super-delish dish is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies without giving up the meaty taste that makes chili a winter comfort food. I like to serve up a large 2-cup bowl with one of Krusteaz-brand honey cornbread muffins. And at around 2 points* per cup, it’s a great filling meal that helps...
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The Power Of Walking, Man’s Best Medicine

As my clients will tell you I am a big advocate for the benefits of walking and I know from experience that walking is more effective for weight loss and overall health than running. Many of you may question this theory and disregard what I say only to begin running on your own against my advice instead...
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Water Activities Help Older Adults Stay Fit

When you were a kid, you probably spent most of your time in the water during the summer months. It was just good fun to swim and you didn’t even realize you were getting exercise! In your older years, returning to the water activities of your youth is both healthy and enjoyable. What is it about...
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Qigong: Self-Healing Through Fitness

Traditional Chinese Medicine is becoming more and more popular in the western world. One of the most popular forms of TCM, besides acupuncture of course, is the form of meditation and physical exercise known as Qigong. Qigong literally has thousands of different forms and styles, all meant to attract...
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5 Aging Exercise Myths That are Old and Tired!

Getting older doesn’t have to rob you of your independence or your carefree lifestyle. If you’re a baby boomer then— like it or not—you’re approaching “senior” status. As we age, it is important to know that the negative stereotypes about age and physical activity are...
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Can Your Walking Routine Go the Distance?

You’ve been walking for awhile now and maybe you’re feeling bored with your routine or you want to see what you can accomplish. It’s time to start setting some bigger goals for yourself and you might want to consider taking part in some local walking events. There are many different...
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Everyday Activities that Count as Exercise

If you’re like me, then you’re exhausted by the time you get home from running around all day. Chances are you’re not thinking about hitting the gym to squeeze in a workout. Life is busy and for many of us it’s hard to find time for a trip to the gym. Unfortunately, being busy...
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You’re no Dummy! Consider the Yoga Book for Anyone

There have lots of the “for dummies” books published over the last two decades. One of the most popular, is of course, Yoga for Dummies. And while you can get a really good overview of the practice in different types of yoga by using a book like Yoga for Dummies, there are also other resources...
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5 Tips for Buying the Perfect Bicycle

In our last article, we talked about the different types of bikes. Now that you understand the choices, let’s talk about how to choose the best bike for you. Bicycle riding is a great way to spend time with the family and to get exercise. Why doesn’t everyone ride a bicycle nowadays? For...
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Exercise and Diabetes: Prevent, Manage or Reverse the Disease

Exercise is good for everyone. When you get moving on a regular schedule with some sort of exercise program, you not only feel better, you reduce your risk of diabetes. There are many risk factors for ?adult onset diabetes,? but the good news is that most of them are linked to lifestyle choices. This...
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