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I hear my grandparents complain of being old at 70!

January 7, 2011

Need inspiration?
“People don’t die of old age, they die of neglect.”

Jack LaLanne celebrates his 70th birthday in 1984 by towing 70 boats and 70 persons while swimming1.5 miles in Long Beach Harbor in California.

Jack Lalanne gives us the face workout!

March 3, 2009

Who needs Botox? Stop being lazy and do your face workouts and take your Essential Fatty Acids of course!

Doctors Fail to Inform Patients of the Importance of Exercise

January 14, 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer

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http://www.naturalnews.com/025228.html

(NaturalNews) Primary care doctors are failing to adequately inform their patients that regular exercise can significantly decrease their risk of colon cancer, according to a survey conducted by researchers from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Cheltenham, Pa., and published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.

Research has demonstrated that people with highly active lifestyles are 30 to 40 percent less likely to develop colon cancer than their more sedentary cohorts. This effect is so striking that researchers have identified up to 14 percent of all colon cancer cases in the United States as caused by a lack of physical activity.

Yet in a survey of 1,932 adults, researchers found that only 15 percent of respondents listed physical activity as a way to reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Study co-author Elliott Coups said that doctors can encourage patients to exercise based on the general health benefits alone, without mentioning colon cancer specifically.

But a growing body of research suggests that beyond its general health benefits, exercise is a potent way of reducing the risk of cancer specifically, especially cancers of the breast, colon, prostate, ovaries and uterine lining (endometrial cancer). One study, for example, found that women who exercise the most have a 23 percent lower risk of developing pre-menopause breast cancer than sedentary women. This exercise level is equivalent to only 3.25 hours per week of running, or 13 hours of walking.

Researchers believe that these cancers, which are linked to levels of sex hormones in the body, might be particularly affected by exercise because physical activity is known to regulate hormone levels.

Exercise has proven effective at reducing the risk of other cancers, as well. According to one Japanese study, people who are more physically active are 13 to 16 percent less likely to develop any kind of cancer. Studies on Western populations have shown an even stronger effect.

Stick to your New Year Fitness Goals!

January 1, 2009

I saw this article and thought it was an important one being the 1st of the year! Happy New Year all!

Make Your New Year Fitness Plan Stick

By Lynn Bode CFT

From About.com

The secret to successful fitness resolutions
While you can’t wave a magic wand and make your resolution come true, there are some easy steps to take that will make it easier to fulfill your promise to yourself.

  • Choose an attainable goal. Resolving to look like a male-model is not realistic for most of us, but promising to include daily physical activity in our lives is very possible.
  • Avoid choosing a resolution that you’ve been unsuccessful at achieving year after year. This will only set you up for failure, frustration and disappointment. If you are still tempted to make a promise that you’ve made before, then try altering it. For example, instead of stating that you are going to lose 30 pounds, try promising to eat healthier and increase your weekly exercise.
  • Create a game plan. At the beginning of January, write a comprehensive plan. All successful businesses start with a business plan that describes their mission and specifics on how they will achieve it. Write your own personal plan and you’ll be more likely to succeed as well.
  • Break it down and make it less intimidating. Rather than one big end goal, dissect it into smaller pieces. Set several smaller goals to achieve throughout the year that will help you to reach the ultimate goal. Then, even if you aren’t able to reach your final goal, you will have many smaller, but still significant, achievements along the way. For example, if your goal is to complete a 10K race, your smaller goals could be running a 5K in less than 30 minutes, adding upper and lower body strength training to increase your muscular endurance, and running 2 miles with a personal best completion time.
  • Make contingency plans: don’t assume sticking to your plan will be smooth sailing. Plan on hitting bumps along the resolution road and be prepared with specific ways to overcome them. What will keep you from skipping your workout or stop you from having a cigarette? This may mean seeking help from family or a professional, writing in a journal, etc.
  • Give it time: most experts agree that it takes about 21 days to create a habit and six months for it to actually become a part of your daily life.
  • Reward yourself with each milestone. If you’ve stuck with your resolution for 2 months, treat yourself to something special. But, be careful of your reward type. If you’ve lost 5 pounds, don’t give yourself a piece of cake as a reward. Instead, treat yourself to something non-food related, like a professional massage.
  • Ask friends and family members to help you so you have someone to be accountable to. Just be sure to set limits so that this doesn’t backfire and become more irritating than helpful. For example, if you resolve to be more positive ask them to gently remind you when you start talking negatively.
  • Don’t go it alone! Get professional assistance. Everyone needs help and sometimes a friend just isn’t enough. Sometimes you need the help of a trained professional. Don’t feel that seeking help is a way of copping out. Especially when it comes to fitness, research studies have shown that assistance from a fitness professional greatly improves people’s success rate.Limit your number of promises. You’ll spread yourself too thin trying to make multiple changes in your life. This will just lead to failure of all of the resolutions.
  • Test your flexibility: realize that things change frequently. Your goals and needs may be very different in April then they were when you made your resolution in January. Embrace change, even if that means that your resolution is altered.
  • Keep a journal: A journal helps you recognize your positive steps and makes it harder to go back to the same old habits.On average only about 20% of us keep our New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, some of the biggest failures are found in fitness resolutions. But don’t let the statistics get you down. By following the tips above you’ll be better equipped to fall into the successful 20% category.
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