Relaxation – Take Time Out

It’s a busy time of year for everyone and our aim is usually to get everything done, so we can relax with our family and friends, and enjoy the holidays. For a lot of people relaxing is the hard part, they can never switch off completely. The reason is they’ve forgotten how to make time for themselves, and this follows through in every aspect of their life including their health and fitness. Every day it’s as if we’re on a wheel, we just keep going. So that when we have a chance to get off, and have some time out, we don’t […] Read more »

Fitness At Christmas

Family Christmas

Well it’s here again, Christmas.  How do we keep our fitness at Christmas? It’s that time of year when we eat, drink and be merry.  Let’s face it; we’re all up for a bit of that!  In Winter we always want to eat more anyway, and Christmas is the time when we can, or can we? I’ve put on a bit of weight this week.  I’ve been out and about, a few Parties, some Cake and Mince Pies – I’ve always had a sweet tooth! But I’m not going to worry about it because I know where I am with this eat, drink […] Read more »

Kettlebells In Action

There is certainly a lot of interest in Kettlebells, and as I was raving about it in my last Post…I can understand why. Having said that I’ve met a few guys, who have never heard of Kettlebells, let alone what great exercise they are.  And a few guys who have actually bought one.  But as they say “never got around to using it”. Well, as I’m literally going from strength to strength in my Kettlebell training, I have done a short video where you can see “yours truly” in action going for the kettlebell burn.  If you are not sure […] Read more »

Kettlebells…The Story So Far

The story so far…It began for me last year.  When surprisingly I discovered Kettlebell Training for the first time, whilst researching Weight and Resistance Training. It seemed to have been under my radar somehow.  I think mainly because I had not been interested in Weight Training.  As I have said in the past, it never really appealed to me. But as I got into my fifties I started to learn that you needed to do some resistance training as you get older, to maintain your muscle mass and how important this is to your mobility, or lack of it, if you don’t […] Read more »

Health And Fitness – You Have Control

If you have been following me this year, we have all come a long way with our health and fitness at 50 and beyond.  And if you are here for the first time – welcome and enjoy… There is a lot on this site from a real guy who was 55 in July this year. Who has researched what works for him and people he knows, to really keep motivated, stop the weight gain, lose it – if you already have it, get your health back on track, enjoy your food across the whole range, do exercise where you can […] Read more »

Lifestyle Change – The Tough List

Lifestyle?  Sometimes in life we have to make some choices which are not easy.  I call it the “Tough List”  Hopefully you are happy with the life you have made, now that you’re in your fifties.  And if not you can do something about it.  Lifestyle is a huge area to cover in a Blog Post and being 55 myself I could probably write about it for a week, and would still not cover all the elements. I would guess though as you’ve come to this website it’s more about your health and fitness, how you are feeling, looking, energy […] Read more »

Drinking Water

Drinking water?  I have just read that there’s a new Café just opened in New York selling filtered tap water. Yeah, that’s the only thing it sells, a real watering hole.  It’s called “Molecules”.  You can also add vitamins and supplements to the water they sell, to create a water cocktail – way to go I say. We could do with a chain of them. For our fitness over fifty we should be drinking water.  Guys in our fifties I think still find it a bit strange, the concept of buying water from a shop.  I know I did, even […] Read more »

Winter And Having No Weight Gain

 I’ve just had lunch and got to thinking about winter food and having no weight gain again like last year, and how it’s been like this for the last few years since I tamed the beast.  I was thinking how good it is to have my weight under control when so many guys seem to be in a constant battle with their food.  I’m sitting here in Somerset in the UK today, the weather is better than it was in July, well actually… May, June and July for that matter.  We’ve had no real summer as such, just lots of […] Read more »

Overweight And Your Mental Ability

Over weight and your mental ability and the possible risks of it leading to Dementia, have been in the press this week in the U.K. A 10 year study of lifestyles has shown that the fatter people are, the faster their mental ability is depleted as they age.  And the Report said that as we approach mid-life we need to look at our diet, and cut the foods with high fat and salt content. quit smoking and start to  do some  regular exercise. In the study 6,500 Britons with an average age of 50, were given a mental test three […] Read more »

You Can Get Your Fitness Back

If you want your fitness back, you have probably heard the phrase, (and I know I’ve said it before) “it’s never too late” and it’s true.  Maybe you don‘t believe me? Well if you’re over 50 and not feeling very fit, may be you’re overweight, you’re thinking you’re over the hill, and should have done something about it before now. You’re too tired to play with the Grandchildren, you can’t be bothered to go out much, not very happy, each week feels harder. Yeah, you say well that’s the way it is when you’re getting older!  You slow down, put on weight, […] Read more »