Personal Training, Nordic Walking, and Snow Shoeing

Wednesday

Life Expectancy Calculator

Life Expectancy Calculator
Click Here: Life Expectancy Calculator
This tool is designed to help you understand how certain behaviours like smoking, alcohol, food, exercise and stress level can affect life expectancy.

The calculator doesn’t guarantee accuracy and can’t account for people with pre-existing medical conditions. But, in general, it reveals how behaviour, such as the amount of exercise you get, can affect life expectancy. 

Monday

How Women Burn Calories in Paris


It's short so take 45 seconds for this smile.

How Women Burn Calories in France!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=yEH4Yum4nN4





If you want to know what a calorie is, check out:


http://www.e-forwards.com/2012/07/what-is-a-calorie/


Tuesday

Seniors, Gray Matter and Exercise


Seniors who fit in the most daily physical activity – from raking leaves to dancing – can have more gray matter in important brain regions, researchers reported on Monday.
The scientists have images that show people who were the most active had 5 percent more gray matter than people who were the least active. Having more little gray brain cells translates into a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, other studies have shown.
“People really want to know what they can do to reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Cyrus Raji of the University of California in Los Angeles, who presented his team’s findings to a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

“I really do believe that we have strong evidence that physical activity can be a way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease,” Raji said.

Wednesday

Important Health Message



As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, 
I rapidly realized - It's the tortoise life for me!

1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.
3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
4. A tortoise doesn't run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.

And you tell me to exercise?? I don't think so. I'm retired. Go around me!

EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE OVER 50



Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room
at each side.

With a 5lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your
sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute,
and then relax.

Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.
After a couple of weeks, move up to 10lb potato bags.

Then try 50lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can
lift a 100lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more
than a full minute.

(I'm at this level.)

After you feel confident at that level ... put a potato in each bag.

Sunday

Seaweed Toast and Your Health

The tests at Sheffield Hallam University showed:

That eating a slice of bread baked with ground-up seaweed for breakfast could help burn more calories than half an hour on a treadmill.

Wonder if the research 
revealed how the toast tasted!!!