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 »

The Caveman Diet

If you want good health and fitness for your mind and body you need The Caveman Diet. What another diet?  Huh heard it all before? Well stop and think again according to the latest research by Professor Arthur De Vany, our Genes contain information from strands of organisms that extend back over Two Billion Years.  And our diet should be what Man was eating 40,000 years ago, when we were hunters and gatherers.  In other words, Whole Food, Animals that have grazed on natural grass, Fish that swim in clean seas and rivers. We may well live in a modern […] 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 »

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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Activity = Good Sleep

As we grow older, we need to stay active and sleep well, to keep our bodies and system in shape. The older a person gets the less our bodies want to function, so keeping it in shape with a good exercise routine, is very important for all of us. To push our body through its full range of movement. Age can bring on a different sleep pattern and we need to learn how to control it so when it is time to sleep we sleep well, that’s why it’s important to remain active and stimulating our minds, is also a […] Read more »