Why you should do resistance training

What is resistance training? Resistance training (aka strength training) is exercise that applies tension to muscles through the use of free weights, machine weights, resistance bands or body weight – to induce muscular contraction. Resistance training leads to increased strength, muscle endurance (anaerobic endurance), improves bone density, and promotes positive impacts on body composition (muscle […]

How to not over indulge over Christmas

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, where we all tend to eat and drink more than we should. We then move in to the New Year feeling a little less than happy with ourselves for over indulging. Now I’m not going to stand here up on my soap box and tell you not […]

The Number 1 Way to Make Exercise Easier and More Enjoyable         

HABIT… When exercise becomes habit, it becomes part of your daily life and when you don’t do it, you feel kind of guilty. Do you enjoy mundane tasks like brushing your teeth, or washing your car? I’d say your answer is no, but how do you feel when you’ve completed those chores? A clean fresh […]

3 Ways Consistency is Key To Your Health

We all know that without a consistent batter we won’t be able to bake a deliciously light, fluffy and moist cake… Or if our cement isn’t consistent we’ll find ourselves with a lumpy driveway, or uneven tiling… But did you know we need to try to be consistent in different aspects of life to truly […]

4 Must Know Things About Flexibility

Flexibility is the range of motion of a joint or a group of joints. It’s often associated with the mobility of muscle groups that allow for greater movement around the joints, and is extremely important if we want to remain independent and enjoy a productive and active life. 1. Keeping your muscles flexible and limber […]

Hydration

As we start to increase our level of physical activity, our body’s demand for adequate hydration also increases, but why is that? As we become fitter, our bodily functions such as digestion, respiration and circulation are increased. The energy produced during exercise places a greater demand on these systems in order to allow our body […]

Basic Nutrition

Nutrition and diet can be very confusing topics, with so many differing opinions…. “Eat less carbs, eat less fat, eat more protein, eat more complex carbs, quit sugar, eat less red meat, don’t eat too much fruit, eat less dairy?!” Even the most well-meaning person who diligently watches what they eat and has a sound […]

Blog Introduction

Hi, I hope you’re enjoying the 55Plus programs so far. Over the course of the next few months I plan to write a series of small blogs, to address a few areas of potential interest. The topics that I cover will all be health and wellness related. I know everyone is busy so I won’t […]