Don’t be like Fred

Fred is a 55 year old working guy who’s been married for 30 years and has 2 children a son and daughter, who have both left home now. He does not have a lot of spare time as he works long hours in his Senior Management role. His Wife has been telling him for a while that he’s putting on weight, but Fred hasn’t listened, he’s always taken his health and fitness for granted, has never done any exercise he enjoys the food he has always eaten as he says ”I like my food and why not” why not indeed! Last week […] Read more »

Staying Healthy – What’s Your Number?

Staying healthy in a study led by Dr Sandra Mandic, of the University of Otego in Dunedin, New Zealand, of nearly 4,400 healthy US adults, found that the 20% with the lowest physical fitness levels were twice as likely to die over the next nine years as the 20% with the next lowest fitness levels. In other words, if you can get yourself out of the least fit 20% of the population, you can double your survival chances.   http://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/walking/19595-unfit-start-here#sthash.MSjGF22k.dpuf Now I don’t know about you, but I like percentages, you always know where you are at a glance.  So where […] Read more »

Attitude, Diet And Fitness In Your 50’s

Starting tomorrow you can follow my video blog for 10 days to get your health and fitness on track. I’ve just done a Six minute video, where I generally answer some of the burning issues guys in their 50’s have when it comes to health and fitness. You can watch this here.       Please leave me a comment, let me know what you think. And if you want to contact me directly regards your health and fitness. Email me at phil@mensfitnessat50.com 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 »

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 »

Fitness Over 50 It’s In Your Control

 Health and fitness over 50. It’s in your control and needs to be part of your focus every day; lifestyle, diet, and exercise are going to impact greatly on your future life and whether this will be long and healthy, or lingering in ill health, or to be blunt no future at all. Scare-mongering?  Well I don’t think so!  I see it all the time and I’m sure you have too.  The sad fact is we all have so much choice in this if we are in control. I hear guys saying, “I could do with losing weight”, and “I […] Read more »

Fitness Around Injuries

Fitness around injuries:  There’s no doubt about it, if you’re carrying an old injury, or have general wear and tear issues, the ability to exercise and have a regular fitness plan is going to be more challenging – let’s face it we’ve all got some of varying degrees.  The issue here is what do you do about it? Having injuries that may completely heal, or carrying an injury that will restrict you in some way is part of living.  The only way to make sure that this minimises the effect on your general health and fitness is to work through […] Read more »

Health Scare Shock, Running Up The Hill

worlds best grandad

Woah! Health Scare Shock.  Hi Guys I’m really going to kick this one out here today. I’ve seen this happen so often in my lifetime to people I’ve known, including members of my own family. If like me you’re in your 50’s, and you can’t walk-let alone run-slowly up a steep hill, say in your local park without falling down at the top, or worse than that having to give up all together.  Feeling your world’s gone white and you’re about to pass out.  I would say you’re getting a massive, and hopefully, a very early warning of possibly some serious […] Read more »

Your Body’s True Potential Is Staying Healthy

Your Body’s True Potential Is Staying Healthy and this can be achieved.  As men, we always carry a picture of fitness and health as bulging muscles, superman strength, derived from a strong athletic build.  But fitness more importantly means the body’s resistance level and stamina for physical activities.  And peak fitness is the point wherein your physical ability and faculties are functioning at optimum level.  Peak fitness means achieving the fullest potential of your strength and stamina in your activities on a daily basis. And contrary to what most people think, that peak health and fitness is only for the […] Read more »

Brain Healthy

Green vegetables good for the brain

Your diet is very important to keep the brain healthy, as we grow older. Eat as many colourful fruits and leafy vegetables as you can. Vegetables are known to help your brain to perform and become better. If vegetables can help prevent cancer, it has to be good for the brain as well. Fruits and vegetable are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals along with being low in fat and calories. Antioxidants have proven to benefit us, since they contain vitamins known to reduce dying or damaged cells. (Interesting fact) the omega-3 in almonds and the colour in blueberries and […] Read more »