Exercise and the molecular hallmarks of aging We have all grown up believing that our age is something we cannot control. As youths we wished to be older, seeking out fake IDs and chasing the luxuries of an adult lifestyle. Now, progressing through adulthood, our enthusiasm wanes just a little each year, as we unceremoniously mock the idea of adding another stroke to our birthday tally. While we certainly cannot control the rate at which time passes us by, a multidisciplinary research team from Portugal has given new life to the notion that age is not a number, but rather, a biologically measurable process that is subject to influence by our lifestyle. Modern society is defined by an aging population,
We know, we know, when it comes to exercise, it goes without saying that riding is your bike is your main jam. But there are some big benefits for cyclists that make the time to incorporate alternative workouts like Pilates into their regular routines. Pilates is a low-impact exercise method centered around core strength and control that can help improve your postural alignment and flexibility. This will not only help you maintain proper form on the bike, but it'll also help you push through pesky muscle fatigue, explains Rachel Pisken, certified Pilates instructor, and co-founder of Chaise Fitness, a Pilates studio in New York City. “It's especially important for cyclists to focus on strengthening
During the 30 years that I was building my company, I became increasingly tired and stressed. I was so physically drained that I took cabs to go three short blocks to client meetings. There were plenty of gyms near me, but I regarded them as sweat factories where people rode bikes that went nowhere. It was only after I sold my company that I made a dramatic discovery, that many before me had already made: joining a gym can turn your life around. Enrolling in a gym turned me into an energized, inspired fitness fanatic. I've discovered the power of my body and the beauty of a more aligned and confident physical presence. If you want to make 2019 a transformational year for yourself, here are the
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis fire squad is doing a unique workout to stay healthy. It was inspired by a health scare from one of their own. Seeing Capt. Colm Black in action, it's clear he's in good shape to do his job. That's why an on-the-job health scare this fall caught him by surprise. “I was taking my gear off, I felt a lot of pain in my back I thought I pulled a muscle in my back,” Capt. Black said. He was actually having a heart attack. He was rushed to Hennepin Healthcare where he got a stint in his heart within 90 minutes. Six weeks later, he was back on the job at Station 8 just outside downtown. “It was a big shock to us. We always try to do the best we can to keep up on our
Fridays are one of our favorite days of the week. Not because Saturday is around the corner, but because we know it's when Halle Berry drops her latest "Fitness Friday" post on Instagram. This week, Halle clearly wanted to whip us into shape with the intense medicine ball workout she shared.
He's a Grammy-winner and one of the biggest touring country artists over the past two decades. He's also a highly regarded actor, and for years has been well-known for his dedication to working out and staying in shape. Tim McGraw has now joined forces with Snap Fitness to launch the TRUVMAV Fitness franchise. McGraw cut the ribbon for the Grand Opening of the flagship club in Nashville. “TRUMAV is a community,” he explained, "but it's really about how you can find your work out at your own speed. We provide a foundation for what you can do and the things you can learn. It's about working with great people, great trainers, and a great environment to figure out the things that work to make you
How does Christie Brinkley look so amazing after more than 40 years as a model? She told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY what she does to look flawless. Think of Christie Brinkley and the things that spring to mind are her healthy blonde mane, her bright smile and her glowing skin. The American Beauty Star judge – who turns 65 on Feb. 2 – somehow seems to look ageless after a decades-long modeling career and three children. So, what's her secret? The “Uptown Girl” shares her tips with HollywoodLife in this EXCLUSIVE interview. Christie – who has her own self-named skincare line – is a big believer that what you put into your body is important. “I'm a vegetarian,” she tells us when we ask what she eats
One of the most common complaints about traditional abdominal exercises is neck or back pain. If you're one of these people you may wonder whether you should you throw in the towel or push through despite the discomfort. As a personal trainer and coach, I hear this complaint often and it tends to boil down to a handful of causes, all which are related to improper form. Here are the top three reasons why ab exercises may be aggravating your neck and your back — plus, a few fixes you can use in the moment to protect your neck and back, reduce pain and lower your risk of injury. Mistake #1: You're Pulling From Your Neck, Not Your Abs Even though ab exercises are supposed to be all about your core,
Researchers analyzed data from 40 clinical trials with a total of 21,868 adults who were 73 years old on average. All of the smaller trials randomly assigned some participants to do a variety of exercise programs for at least 48 weeks while others joined a comparison group that didn't exercise or, more often, an "active control" group that might exercise outside the context of the workouts being tested. Participants assigned to the tested exercise programs for at least one year were 12 percent less likely to fall and 26 percent less likely to sustain injuries if they did fall than people who were not part of exercise interventions, the analysis found.
When Brad Koenig divorced and moved from Toledo, Ohio, to Ormond Beach, Florida, in 2017, two of the first things he did were sign up for a yoga class and join a running club. Koenig did with purpose what many men, including myself, have discovered more incidentally: Exercise can be a great way to form the types of friendships that combat loneliness. The therapists and exercisers I interviewed for this article say that group workouts tend to build stronger bonds than, for example, adjoining cubicles, while enriching men's lives by introducing them to a wider range of potential acquaintances. Although loneliness is a condition that can't be defined and tracked as precisely as diseases are, it appears to be a significant problem in the United States.
Mother-of-two Belinda Norton might be 41 but her svelte physique and glowing skin are as good as someone half her age. The physical education teacher from the Gold Coast, Queensland, has made a living out of sharing her nutritional and fitness advice, so her fans were very eager to hear about her anti-ageing secrets too. In a lengthy post on her website Blivewear, Ms Norton delved into the importance of foods like almonds, salmon and blueberries, as well as incorporating weights into your routine rather than runs. Scroll down for video 'Eat blueberries for breakfast whether it be in a smoothie, on oats, handfuls of them on the run, frozen ones in yogurt... just eat them,' she wrote. 'They are