Weight Gain and Diet You’ve Been Lied To.

If you’re still struggling with weight gain and your diet is still the same, you need to change your thinking before anything else.  This will make the whole process more achievable because it’s really not your fault.  In the last 50 years we have all been lied to on a major scale when it comes to Nutrition and the problems we face around weight gain. We have all succumbed to the massive marketing machine that is our local Supermarket.  Bright shiny packaging and discounted offers have put us in to a rut when it comes to food and nutrition.  The […] Read more »

Attitude to Fitness keeps you Young at Heart

Your attitude to fitness keeps you young at heart.  There is no doubt about that. We all want to keep our health and fitness to do the things we’ve always done.  Maybe even some of the fun things, that we’ve wanted to do but just haven’t had the time. I’m 56 at the end of this week and as clichéd as it sounds I do believe that age is just a number. In this day and age fifty is the new Thirty, or whatever number you want it to be.  When I’m free-wheeling down steep, twisty lanes on my morning […] 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 »

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 »

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 »

Weightloss…Can I Do It?

Weightloss…Can I Do It?   It’s a fact of life that as we get older we will experience some weight gain even when we keep active.  This can be controlled quite easily if we take action straight away. The danger is the tendency to ignore it.  If you think you are putting on weight, check your weight and check your waist measurement.  This is one of the key measurements to determine your body mass. I would be surprised if your increase in weight is not more than you think it is.  Don’t accept it as something you can’t do anything about.  You […] 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 »

Exercise How Much?

Man on exercise mat

  When it comes to exercise – how much? A lot of guys don’t really know. They take up a new sport, or start to exercise at home, and after a few weeks they expect to see some results.  When they don’t, they think they’re not doing enough.  So they do more of the same exercises, or they go to the Gym more, they swim more, run more, cycle more.  And it’s still the same, they may feel fitter, but if they are trying to lose weight they find that they haven’t lost any.  Why is this they say? I […] Read more »