High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Peak muscle mass occurs, on average, sometime during your early 40s. After this, your muscle mass will begin to gradually decline, eventually leading to changes in your mobility, strength and ability to live independently. “Without question, exercise is the most powerful intervention to address muscle loss, whether it occurs in the context of advancing age or debilitating chronic or acute diseases,” said Nathan K. LeBrasseur, Ph.D., a researcher in molecular …

The Exercise Cure

TIME MAGAZINE, September 19, 2016, has done a cover story called The Exercise Cure: The Surprising Science of a Life-Changing Workout. Doctors, researchers, scientists – even ancient philosophers – have long claimed exercise works like a miracle drug. Now they have proof. Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, a genetic metabolic neurologist, is determined to prove that exercise can be used as medicine for even the sickest patients. “Research paper, after paper, after …

3 Ways Exercise Benefits Your Brain

Here are three brain benefits of exercise, plus a look at the science behind them from the inside out. Boost Your Mental Fitness There are about 86 billion neurons designed to bark orders to the rest of your body — all with the help of chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. The neurotransmitters regulate everything from your mood and sleep cycle, to memory and appetite. Studies show that low levels of two …

Silver Wings: Youthful Living for Seniors

There is a tendency to move into ‘cruise control’ when you get older. The excuses are many, but they tend to be associated with apathy and a lack of vitality. The fastest group of population growth in the U.S. is centenarians, and the research shows that four key nutrients are necessary to support living a long and healthy life: Vitamin D, DHA, folate, and magnesium. These will be discussed in …

Unconventional Weight Loss Alternatives to Exercise

What if I told you that you can lose weight fast without exercising, just by lying on an infrared heating mat, or in a portable infrared sauna at home? Here’s what science has found: A 30-minute session in an infrared sauna (while doing absolutely nothing) achieves the same health benefits of running 2-3 miles. This is a scientifically proven fact. That’s right. Relaxing for 30 minutes in an infrared sauna …

Is Exercise the Brain’s Best Friend?

Exercise Protects and Improves Brain Function According to a recent study published in the journal Neurology, physical activity can slow brain aging by as much as 10 years. Of the nearly 900 seniors who participated in the study, 90 percent engaged in light exercise such as yoga or walking, or none at all. The remaining 10 percent did medium-to-high intensity exercise. As reported by CBS News: “Older adults who reported …