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 »

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 »

Fitness, Mindset And Stamina

I love Cycling and to see Bradley Wiggins win the Tour de France was just electric.  The fitness, mindset and stamina of the guy is just incredible.  When he was asked about his win, he said (and I quote) “It’s the childhood stuff of dreams”. We all need dreams in our life.  They are very powerful and put your mind in the zone of what you want to achieve.  But a dream will only remain a dream without action steps no matter how small they are to start.  Once they are in place and done, they will build until you […] Read more »

Change Your Mind About Health And Fitness

I’m going to try and change your mind about your health and fitness, and the reasons you find it hard.  When it comes to exercise you don’t like it when you do it, or worse still, you don’t do it at all, because of the way you think about it. It’s not enjoyable. You don’t find it easy. It’s a chore. And you probably think, what’s the point?  Just going for a walk makes you feel good and is great exercise, so it’s a great place to start.  But if you have looked on it as a chore in the […] Read more »

Weight Gain-Feed Your Mind

Today I’m going to feed your mind.  I said yesterday that’s where most guys in their 50’s who have weight gain problems need to start.  It really is the mindset; nothing else matters if you don’t get this right. So you want a healthy body, and to get that weight gain under control and start to lose it, you now need to tell yourself that and you need to mean it: You want to lose some weight. You want a healthier lifestyle. You want to have more energy. Not feel tired all the time. You know you need to be […] Read more »

Weight Gain It’s All In The Mind

Here’s a hard one. Are you overweight? Have you put on a few pounds? Have you “piled” it on over the last few years? Have you got a “beer belly” or a “bread basket”? Have you got a “muffin top”? Are you just plain fat! Woah! We don’t like that one. A bit nearer the truth though. Maybe you’ve probably heard one or more of those phrases and I probably could have gone on, and written at least another dozen. Words and phrases that people use, some more negative than others, but always said in a way that tries to […] Read more »

Mindset – Flat But Not Out

Well this week I’ve had a lot more exercise than usual.  What, more exercise! I hear you say.  Yes, lifting, squatting, kneeling, reaching, stretching, climbing, all this and I didn’t move out of my living room!  Have you guessed it?  Yes, I’ve been decorating.  Scraping, washing, sanding, painting, painting and more painting. I’ve always enjoyed D.I.Y.  I’ve renovated quite a few properties over the years, and I can honestly say if I didn’t exercise regularly, I don’t think I could do it on this scale now.  But I’ve still managed to fit in some cycling at the start of the […] Read more »

Why There’s Always Room For Dessert

Woman with cake

Claire Bates writes… – Pleasure eating triggers the body’s reward system, why is it that after a huge meal you can always find a corner for a delicious dessert… even though you know you shouldn’t?  It’s because this type of eating is motivated by pleasure rather than by hunger, scientists say. Temptation: Your brain is wired to ‘reward’ you when you eat a sweet treat – even when you’re full. The team from the University of Naples found that when we eat for pleasure rewarding chemical signals in the brain are activated when we eat for pleasure, which can lead […] Read more »

Exercise Over 50…Does It Really Matter?

Exercise over 50…Does it really matter…? If I don’t do regular exercise? This is a question I’m often asked when I talk to people about my exercise routine, and the research I have done and the things I have learned. And the answer is undoubtedly…YES! People say “but I feel fine”, “what’s the point in pushing yourself like that?” “We are all going to die of something” My reply to this is Yes, we are all getting older and aging is a part of life, but we don’t have to accept the negative consequences it can have on our health […] Read more »

Diet and Vitamins

Diet and vitamins won’t bring the clock to a standstill . So we need to take care of our health and fitness on a daily basis. It is a known fact that as we age we need a dietary supplement and vitamin to substitute the declining bodily chemicals and substances. Dietary supplements are sometimes needed because as we age our diets change and we eat less. Sometimes we eat more. As our skin and digestive system starts to change, so do our vitamin levels. In order to keep these levels up we may need to take a supplement to bring […] Read more »