An innovative fitness blog helping people over 40 years of age to look & feel their best!
“I started this blog back in 2009 with the thought that what is popular and trendy in health and fitness is not always correct. In fact, a good percentage of the time individuals are just following the crowd and getting frustrated by not getting the results they want. “ – Mike Cola
The goal of this blog is to figure out what are the most advanced innovative ways to: improve your health, build a strong flexible body and maintain an optimal weight. Mike utilizes his 30 years of fitness training experience along with analyzing the latest research, to sift through the noise and find out what really works.
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Fast Weight Loss Tips – Don’t control your weight with Exercise Video. Trying to control your weight with a lot of exercise is a losing battle.read more
Obesity Facts; over one third of the adults were considered obese in the US in 2007-08. Obesity is defined as a body Max Index (BMI) of 30 or higher. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. To check your BMI clink the link. Another 34% of the population is overweight, which is defined as a BMI of 25 to 29.9. So roughly 68% of adults in the US need to lose weight.
Childhood Obesity Facts; over seventeen percent of children ages 2 through 19 were obese in 2007 to 2008 and more then 32% of the children in the US are overweight (…)read more
Over the years, a number of my female personal training clients have had a difficult time with hot flashes. Since most of my clients are baby boomers, many of them are going through menopause right now. The worst part about menopause seems to be the night sweats. Once they are woken from a hot flash in the middle of the night they have a real hard time going back to sleep.
I’m always looking for ways to make my client’s lives more enjoyable and healthy. In response to many of my female clients showing up for a training session exhausted from not sleeping due to night sweats, I’ve done some research(…)read more
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