Did you ever wonder why an exercise session or any physical activity beyond that which you ordinarily do is called a work out? I did, so I looked it up. Google, my best friend, gave me several options but no clarity. Of course, it all stems from the idea of ‘work’ which, for brevity’s
Fit Happens Aging Starts….and Ends at the Ankles It is not often that I am willing to take a stand on something as broad and as complex as the aging process. For one thing, at age 63, I’m not quite ready to assert that I’ve even begun the process. Sure, a few aches and pains
February 2016 As If Getting Older Isn’t Bad Enough… You eat right, you get regular check ups, you even floss…but if you are a runner, even a long-term runner, as you age, you lose speed, have increased risk of injuries, and just don’t seem to have that ooomph in your stride you once had. Why
April 2016 Can Creatine Supplementation Boost Bone, Too? What if you could get bigger, stronger, more powerful muscles by adding a supplement to your diet that would also increase bone density? Wouldn’t it be worth a few cents a day? A Canadian study tested whether or not, based on the possibility that creatine supplementation, shown
As If Getting Older Isn’t Bad Enough… Part 2 Last month we wrote about a study showing how runners get slower as they age due to weakening calf muscles. This month, as if to remind you you’re getting older and need to start or continue doing regular exercise, we report on a study that measured
Winter 2015: Why Work Out?
What I Learned This Summer: On Fats and Fatness; The Joy of Joint Replacement; How To Recover From Surgery. Also, Rest In Peace, Ted Welch. fithappens.spring.2014
Thinking about exercise? The changing face of waist management. News and non-random acts of kindness. fithappens.fall_.13